Sounds Like: Blackbird Blackbird, Grimes, Animal Collective, MGMT, My Bloody Valentine
Bio: The beauty of Magicks sound is that it is as accessible as it is indecipherable. Although the Chicago native cites hip hop, rhythm and blues and shoegaze as initial influences, the end product is much more. Magicks is a high minister in the "Church of What's Happening Now", managing to blend a vi...See Full Bio
“Chillwave, shoegaze, wave-gaze, chill-shoe…whatever you want to call it, Chicago’s Magicks does it right. A one-man project helmed by the mysterious Jason, Magicks offers plenty synthy vibes and will drop a new EP, titled Musicks, next spring. The EP’s first single, “Catalyst,” is a real bumper probably best reserved for a Saturday night that finds you at the club until the wee hours of the morning doing god knows what. But maybe the most promising aspect about, “Catalyst,” is it’s bonafide pop structure. At just over three minutes, the track doesn’t drone on. Instead, its sweat-drenched beats and dripping synths hurry along like a quick but powerful thunderstorm. Listen to “Catalyst” at the top left.”
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