Chicagoverse 013 - Taylor Bennett

One day after this twentieth birthday, Taylor Bennett returns to Dynasty Podcasts for his sophomore interview. The Chicago artist delves into the making of his debut album, Broad Shoulders, a more mature effort for the MC which recently premiered on Rolling Stone. Bennett also shares a list of his dream collaborators, as well as opening up about the steps he takes as an independent artist to craft the path of his career.


Chicagoverse 012 - Jackie Carrasco

Jackie Carrasco is producing her first event, For The Creatives, this Saturday, January 23rd, at the Chicago Art Dept. in Pilsen. In advance of the event, Carrasco checks in with Dynasty Podcasts to share her motivation for bringing the night's talent together, as well as revealing her ambitions and objectives for future creative showcase events.

Broadcast live on Sunday, January 17th as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

Chicagoverse 011 - Kweku Collins

Kweku Collins is an MC from Chicago working with hometown indie hip hop label Closed Sessions. On his solo Dynasty Podcasts debut, the artist discusses working with Closed Sessions and approaching his craft as an adult, in addition to sharing details about his forthcoming full length, Nat Love. Collins also shares his ideal list of Chicago collaborators, including Saba and Chance The Rapper, and details his past work with Louder Than A Bomb.

Broadcast live on Sunday, January 17th as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

Kweku Collins

Chicagoverse 010 - Scott Englert

Scott Englert is the GRAMMY U Representative in Chicago, which entails spreading awareness of GRAMMY U's initiatives and advantages available to its college student members. Englert makes his Dynasty Podcasts debut to discuss his work with the chapter, speak to the advantages and intimacy of Chicago's music community, and reveal opportunities he aims to pursue upon graduating from Columbia College Chicago.

Broadcast live on Sunday, December 13th at DynastyPodcasts.TV from Soundscape Studios in Chicago as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

Scott Englert

Chicagoverse 009 - FEE LION

FEE LION makes her Dynasty Podcasts debut, opening up about her approach to her music, her live set up, and more. The Chicago artist details her minimal approach to her aesthetic, in videos as well as on stage. FEE LION also details her experiences with Salonathon and the University of Chicago's Chicago Performance Lab, explaining how both institutions helped her develop her work. Finally, the performer provides an update on her forthcoming full length, Carbon Copy.

Broadcast live on Sunday, December 13th at DynastyPodcasts.TV from Soundscape Studios in Chicago as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

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Chicagoverse 008 - Bernie Levv

Chicago songstress Bernie Levv returns to Dynasty Podcasts to discuss her Golden Hour record, released in the fall of 2015. Levv delves into her beginnings as a musician, as well as detailing the various other art forms she pursues, including dancing and more. The artist also shares plans to create and release more music and content going forward in 2016.

Broadcast live on Sunday, December 13th at DynastyPodcasts.TV from Soundscape Studios in Chicago as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

Bernie Levv

Chicagoverse 007 - Goodbye Tomorrow

Goodbye Tomorrow is a Chicago rap group and creative collective, one that's shrouded in mystery, with no photos of its members and no names given for anyone involved. Nevertheless, the group visited Dynasty Podcasts to reveal what they can share about their operation and objectives. The outfit delves into how their process works with an expansive roster of collaborators, as well as explaining why they reveal so little about who actually is involved with the group.

Broadcast live on Sunday, December 6th at DynastyPodcasts.TV from Soundscape Studios in Chicago as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.


Chicagoverse 006 - Hawley Shoffner

Singer-songwriter Hawley Shoffner makes her Dynasty Podcasts debut in support of her new Tiger EP. Shoffner discusses her beginnings as a songwriter, revealing how she transitioned from being a more private person to performing publicly as a musician. The artist also delves into her views on the Chicago DIY community and culture.

Broadcast live on Sunday, December 6th at DynastyPodcasts.TV from Soundscape Studios in Chicago as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.

(Photo via Sarah Derer)

(Photo via Sarah Derer)