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During the month of November, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago will showcase a wide swath of diverse international and regional musical talent in venues throughout one of America’s greatest cities. The city of Chicago is in the midst of a creative renaissance where artists of every discipline are building strong, supportive communities that are making a cultural impact both regionally and beyond. In an effort to celebrate this creative class, today Red Bull Sound Select launched CHOOSING CHICAGO, which will shine a spotlight on six creatives that exemplify the innovative spirit unique to the windy city through seven weeks of bespoke social content centered around these creatives on Red Bull Sound Select’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram. These hand picked creatives are representative of the burgeoning scene of young creatives in a variety of unique disciplines from cross stitch to footwork and everything in between. Content to be released daily at 1pm est from October 23rd until December 8th, 2017.
The CHOOSING CHICAGO creatives who have taken Chicago by storm include Emma Mckee, aka The Stitch Gawd; a cross stitch artist who’s needles hook up Chance The Rapper, SZA, DRAM and more. Esperanza Rosas (better known to her fans as Runsy), is a south side illustrator who initially garnered attention for drawing as a Chief Keef stan but is becoming nationally recognized for her Mexican inspired, feminine focused and often times political artwork. Zoe Rain; a music photographer who  hit the streets of Chicago after getting acclaim as Macklemore’s personal photographer. DJ Taye, the youngest member of footwork music label Teklife, is bringing footwork and his DJ skills to the next generation.  And finally, Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey, the creators behind “Brown Girls”, a sex positive comedy/drama series set exclusively in Chicago, which was recently picked up by HBO.
All portraits taken by Zoe Rain.
Emma Mckee AKA The Stitch Gawd
Esperanza AKA Runsy
Zoe Rain
DJ Taye
Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey
Ticket Information:
Music fans can purchase tickets by signing up for Red Bull Sound Select, which is free to join. Tickets to Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago are $15 (plus fees and taxes) or less per show and limited to two tickets per night, per person. To sign up for Red Bull Sound Select and to purchase tickets, please visit
Red Bull Sound Select is an accelerator for music artists. We support them by collaborating on ambitious projects and ideas; using the strength of our global network together with a collective of artists, creatives and events to accelerate their growth. The network consists of 22 city residencies, 200+ events each year, 250+ artists, 50 partners and a growing list of our own festivals like 30 Days and 3 Days.
Red Bull Sound Select has released several two-song digital singles from its top hand-picked artists, including:
Jazz Cartier “Nobody’s Watching” produced by Mike WiLL Made-It
Montell2099 x 21 Savage’s “Hunnid on the Drop
Sampa the Great’s HERoes Act 2 EP featuring Estelle, produced by Rahki
Xavier Omär’s “Afraid” featuring GoldLink, Hit-Boy and Bizness Boi
Pell’s “Patience” /“Late At Night” featuring MNEK, produced by London On Da Track
Tennyson’s “Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid with Mr. Carmack
Mick Jenkins’ “Drowning” featuring BADBADNOTGOOD
River Tiber’s “Illusions” featuring Pusha T, produced by River Tiber, KAYTRANADA & Doc McKinney
Gallant’s “Skipping Stones” featuring Jhené Aiko
G Herbo’s “Lord Knows” featuring Joey Bada$$