Chicago Loud 9 Releases New Single “Punk Soul” on Feb. 20, 2015:
Chicago Loud 9(cLOUD9) merges an intense post-alternative rock experience with sounds from many past decades, blending styles of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and indie rock with other inﬂuences from punk, blues and jazz. The 9-piece hip-hop /rock/pop ensemble also ﬁnds inspiration from contemporary artists such as the Roots, Black Keys, and Outkast.
What began as a one-night-only musical experiment at House Of Blues Chicago has become a full-time touring act known for its wild mix of styles and high-intensity, rockinfused performances.
“Punk Soul” is a funk driven, groovy, melodic-fueled record, which pays homage to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Parliament (Funkadelic) and Earth Wind & Fire. The new cLOUD9 single features harmonious horns, groovy guitar & bass-line, ampliﬁed sounds of electric cello and keys. The track is highlighted by razor-sharp lyrics alternating with soul-infused vocals.
cLOUD9 consists of Dhani D (Emcee), Aya Smith (Vocalist), Chad Wynes (Guitarist), Paulie G (Trumpet), Kennytime (Saxophone), Phillip Fenzel Washington (Bass), Kyle Voivodas (Drums), Jazzy Geoﬀ Kartes (Cello/Vocalist), Jasen Brown (Percussion/Keys).
The Newest Member of cLOUD9, Aya Smith, shows she belongs in the ensemble throughout the duration of “Punk Soul.” Her vocals are unabashed and instantaneously jump oﬀ the record with sheer magnitude. “Punk Soul” is a unique sound for fans of cLOUD9 and a bold multi-genre introduction to the uninformed.
The Chicago Loud 9