Deezy Da Paperboy / Jacc Breeze “Runnin Man”

Back to the local music! Today we bring you a new track from Lincoln / Springfield based hip hop artist Deezy Da Paperboy in colaboration with Jacc Breeze also from Central Illinois. That track is called “Runnin Man” and you can check that out embedded on the player below.

Be sure to check out more of Deezy Da Paperboy’s music online right here, and more of Jacc Breeze’s music online right here.

The Dixie Narcos: “Compulsion” / “Called You When You Went Away”

Jacksonville, Illinois – based psychedelic project The Dixie Narcos have blessed us yet again with two more new tracks. Those songs are called “Compulsion” and “Called You When You Went Away” and you can stream both of those on seperate players embedded below. According to the Dixie Narcos youtube page both of these songs will be on an upcoming album entitled Jenny.

The Dixie Narcos are constantly putting out new music – they already have two full length albums under their belts this year alone which includes Nantucket 1: Mr. Nantucket and Nantucket 2: Charley.

Balki Bros: “South Fork Slide”

Who’s ready for something new? We’re talkin’ a new band, a new song, AND a new video to go with it. It’s a new band being BACKED by our Dumb Records house band “Witch Bucket.” The new band is called “Balki Bros” (the animatronic band that was already on stage is called Witch Bucket, okay we know this is already getting confusing). Balki Bros is a new band and here they are performing their song “South Fork Slide” on OUR stage with OUR house band “Witch Bucket” backing them. (Witch Bucket is completely Covid-proof and safe, we can not say the same thing for Balki Bros, but either way we are still not close to the point where it is safe to have shows). Check all that out on the player embedded below!

Also check out our vids/pics page for more music videos shot over the years. Balki Bros don’t have any more recorded music or anything else out there, this is all you get.

Cornbread: “Remember”

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Long running local hip hop artist Cornbread has hit us with a brand new song a couple of days ago called “Remember.” It features other local artists Beenie Blanco and Meezy Killafield. Check out the song embedded on the youtube player below.

Check out more of Cornbread’s music on his bandcamp page right here. Also don’t forget to check out for more local hip hop news.

Attic Salt: “Mud” (New Song + Video)

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Attic Salt are doing it big time with their new album Get Wise coming out next month. This week they debuted the first hit single from that new album via Brooklyn Vegan. You can check out that full article about them and with a stream to the song and video right here. We’ve also embedded the youtube video below. The song is called “Mud.” From the article:

“Mud” is actually the last song that came together right before we went into the studio to record Get Wise. Written by Alyssa Currie during a downpour, the song really came together during recording. Being such a new song, and all of us recording separately, it became an instant favorite of ours once it was finished.

Get Wise is out September 25th via Jump Start Records, and will be available on vinyl.

Demons on Wheels: Activator


Demons on Wheels, one of the numerous recording projects of Mark Schwartz, has released a brand new track “Activator Magazine” from a recording video session featured on… Activator Magazine. You can find that track on the player below. Head on over to the Demons on Wheels bandcamp page to purchase the download of the song.

Also check out that full video interview segment with Mark put together by Activator and Crowdson Creative on youtube right here. Mark also released a full album, Still Standing, under the Demons on Wheels recording project earlier this year.

The Dixie Narcos: “Time Girl And The Unknown”

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Jacksonville, Illinois-based psychedelic project The Dixie Narcos are at it again with a brand new song and video for “Time Girl And The Unknown.” You can check that out on the player embedded below. The band has also been posting clips on their facebook page from upcoming songs for a new album they are working on entitled Nantucket 3. From the youtube description it seems like this song might be for another project: “This song is for Time Girl Productions upcoming animated/live action show. This is a work in progress.”

The Dixie Narcos have put out a lot of albums, there are ten of them listed on their spotify page.

Wage Slave: “The War On Drugs”

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We are learning about new hip hop acts that are emerging out of our area every day. Here’s one that we have not yet covered on our site – “Wage Slave” from right here in the 217. Looks like Wage Slave has been putting out music for a number of years, and you can check out more of their music on soundcloud. This is a brand new song by Wage Slave called “The War On Drugs” and you can check it out on the player embedded below.

For more local hip hop, don’t forget was recently re-launched and is updated daily as well!

WAGE SLAVE · The War on Drugs Prod VEZAEL [DEMO]

Foot: “Straight From The Sea”


Wow, today we are completely surprised by this new single from Springfield/Chicago heavy project Foot! You can check out Foot’s new 4+ minute long single “Straight From The Sea” embedded on the player below. Also head on over to Foot’s bandcamp page to purchase the download and support the artist.

On Foot’s facebook page you can also check out a video to go along with the song of Vincent Sgro playing all of the instruments to the track. Foot’s last release Big came out in 2018.