Stefan Ponce is more than just the producer behind your favorite records from Childish Gambino, Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper. Although his name is forever attached to some of your favorite rappers, Ponce is currently making a name for himself. Don’t label him as the Grammy-nominated Stefan Ponce, or the Childish Gambino-affiliated Stefan Ponce, or the guy who produced ‘Down On My Luck’ and ‘3005’, Ponce is an artist of his own, with an album of his own that’s on its way. We sat down with Stefan Ponce to talk about his forthcoming project, and some of his artist friends who have helped him get to this point.
Today marked the last day of “Summer’s Last Stand”, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival. But don’t worry because next year’s NCMF is only a year away! Coasties on Sunday saw some great performances from Atmosphere, Stefan Ponce, Portugal. The Man, Twin Shadow, Porn & Chicken and more! Like the first two days of the Union Park festival, tonight had something for everyone and we made sure to catch it all!
Check out our photos below, of what Day 3 of the North Coast Music Festival had to offer.
Today marked the second day of Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival in 2015. Coasties on Saturday saw some great performances from The Roots, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Steve Aoki, Galactic with Macy Gray, Phoebe Ryan, Chromeo and more! We also had the chance to sit down with Chicago’s own, artist/producer Stefan Ponce, for an interview (coming soon). Like Day One, tonight had something for everyone and we made sure to catch it all!
Check out our photos below, of what Day 2 of the North Coast Music Festival had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists (Atmosphere, Twin Shadow, Stefan Ponce and many more).
Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival is less than a month away and if you haven’t got your passes yet, don’t wait too long and get them now because the festival is returning to Union Park just as big as ever. With headlining performances from Widespread Panic, The Chemical Brothers, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Knife Party, Chromeo, The Glitch Mob and many more, the top of the festival lineup is stacked. That’s not to say that this year’s undercard isn’t great as well! With sets from Stefan Ponce, Skizzy Mars and Pheobe Ryan just to name a few, the earlier performances will surely get the Windy City fans hyped.
In anticipation of next month (September 4-6), we compiled our list of the 10 Most Anticipated Acts that you need to see at North Coast 2015, which you can check out at the jump below. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to enter our giveaway, to win two 3-Day passes to North Coast this year!
During his surprise show at KOKO in London, Kanye West brought out Vic Mensa to perform a brand new unreleased track, potentially titled ‘U Mad’. The new track, as suggested by Vic’s manager, may also feature Kanye West and Big Sean, and is produced by Chicago’s Stefan Ponce (‘3005’, ‘Down On My Luck’), Smoko Ono & D. Phelps. It may just be that Sean and Kanye joined Vic for the performance and are not actually featured on the song. Vic originally debuted the track, when he performed it solo at The Metro in Chicago, and since then it appears as Ye and Sean may have hopped on too. Check out a few videos below of Mensa and Kanye performing the unreleased track, just hours ago in London.
Earlier this week Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) tweeted and soon deleted a link to a mysterious countdown that was set for 2:00 a.m. on January 9th (Central time). The countdown link was all-black, sleek and simply showed the counter in the bottom right of the page with no information as what it was for. While we could only speculate what it is was for, the wait is now over.