The Chicago music scene won the great cosmic crapshoot several years ago when producer Vapor Eyes & singer/songwriter Capriquarius found themselves repeatedly bumping into one another during a series of 'far-too-far-out-to-be-coincidence' type of encounters.
Initially, the two met by chance at the Vans Warped Tour in 2004. Again, several years later, Vapor and CQ were reunited after they ended up working day jobs within the same office building. Between the two guys talk quickly turned to music, and the rest was history soon to be written; a history which has a genuine chance to comprise an entirely unique and revitalizing chapter in Chicago’s historically thriving music scene.
The undeniable authenticity and infectious musical chemistry produced by BOOMJUICE, whether on record or at a live show, has its origins in the recording process of Vapor's earlier solo record, Earthrising. Following that album’s release, the tandem that would go on to become BOOMJUICE immediately barricaded themselves in Vapor’s Lab 401 studio and got to work. They did not emerge until they’d sufficiently channeled the inspiration and directed the heightened creativity necessary to produce both a formula-defying and potentially genre-defining effort. These sessions resulted in an eleven track album entitled SLEEP LESS IN CHICAGO.
The album draws from a palette of 90’s influenced urban and electronic elements, yet possesses sonic features one can quickly identify as the sound of BOOMJUICE. Taking inspiration from the likes of Esthero, Dr. Dre, and some of their other favorite artists, the duo have created a unique and infectious piece of art that lands distinctly upon the musical map. Their synth-laden and beat-heavy backdrops form a canvas which perfectly supports both the memorable and soulful vocals sung by Capriquarius, alongside the spoken word and raps delivered by Vapor Eyes.
BOOMJUICE’s ‘electrosoul’ sound will soon be a fixture at various venues throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. SLEEP LESS IN CHICAGO is a prime example of the rarest of strains to be found amongst much of the new music available today; this music is transcendent and truly worth indulging in. SLEEP LESS IN CHICAGO, was mixed and mastered by Dan Precision (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie) and is available now on CD and in various digital retail outlets.
Prepare for the BOOM.