In an interview recorded during his homecoming gallery show, Chicago-based photographer Jake Osmun returns to Dynasty Podcasts to reflect on his rapidly growing body of work. Osmun speaks at length about his personal and professional relationship with Vic Mensa, and reveals his ambitions to produce more music videos and eventually publish a book of his photography. The photographer also speaks about building out his entrepreneurial brand, and how Instagram is an essential platform for his work.
In an interview before doors at the After Dark event The Art Institute of Chicago, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids make their Dynasty Podcasts debut. As they autograph a stack of posters, the duo reveal that their current reunion was always part of the plan. The artists also compare the music industry and culture from when they started in 2005 to now, from changes in social media to Chicago's current renaissance. Finally, the pair weigh in on the length and longevity of their reunion plans.
In an interview recorded on her tour bus outside of Lincoln Hall, K. Flay makes her Dynasty Podcasts debut. Originally a native of Wilmette, IL growing up, the artist speaks on having multiple hometowns, and her feelings for different regions that come with that. Flay also shares how her current deal with Interscope imprint Night Street Records is a better experience than her initial deal with RCA, likening the current deal to a healthier second marriage scenario.
The singer also reveals how more intimate songwriting styles from the artists she loves has carried over into her own lyrical narrative. Finally, Flay reveals how she linked up with fellow Chicago act Louis The Child for last year's "It's Strange" collaboration, and shares details about her next forthcoming full length, dropping in 2017.
SoFar Sounds Chicago director Matt Brooks makes his Dynasty Podcasts debut to talk about the secret show organization's increased activity in Chicago over the last year. Brooks speaks about bringing a sense of community and connection back to the live music experience, and reveals how he came to head up the Chicago chapter of the international concert organization.
Making her Dynasty Podcasts debut, singer/multi-instrumentalist Tatiana Hazel discusses her forthcoming self-produced full length. The artist recalls how posting to YouTube in her teens proved to be a starting point for her music, and reveals how acquiring a drum machine helped develop her writing process. Hazel also speaks on building her all female team for a forthcoming visual project.
In an interview streamed live from the Virgin Hotel in Chicago, Havas Chicago CCO and co-president Jason M. Peterson speaks about his professional creative operations. Peterson sheds light on how he developed and grew his staggering Instagram presence, and speaks to the goals of Havas as an agency and its Millennial-focused offshoot, The Annex. The creative also reveals why he views Chicago as a cultural epicenter in America.
Days before the release of his Liberation full length, Chicago producer and DJ oddCouple returns to Dynasty Podcasts. The artist reflects on his recent overseas trip with his Closed Sessions labelmates, and speaks on the incredible year the CS artist roster has had. Recorded backstage at Chance The Rapper's Parade to the Polls event in Grant Park.
The rising singer reveals how she came back to music, after initially walking away due to a bad development deal. Following a brief stint focusing on acting, Kane spent a summer in Australia, with the solitude of that locale allowing her to reconnect with music. Along with insight from manager Robbie Mueller, the singer revisits how she got her start in Chicago's music community, speaks on the highlights of her 2016 tour, and shares initial details of new music on the way in the next year.