Mike Kolar is a name that you've most definitely come across if you're making music in Chicago. The owner and operator of Soundscape Studios on Chicago Ave in the city's West Town neighborhood, Kolar also is one half of the independent label Closed Sessions. For the past few decades, the man has engineered projects for the likes of George Clinton, Ludacris, Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods and many, many more. I've been hanging out there for far too long and avid listeners will notice that we've recently taken up a residency there as well. To kick off 2020 then, it only seemed appropriate we sit down the man himself, Mike Kolar.
On the 20th and last episode of 2019, host Jake Krez welcomes Na'el Shehade, one half of Drama Duo and longtime Chicago musician to Soundscape Studios to look back at the last decade, his upcoming headlining tour and the keys to doing what you love professionally.
On the latest episode of Mild Sauce Live, host Jake Krez links up with Kevin Coval: Chicago poet, author, teacher, organizer and much more. The pair talk his latest book, Everything Must Go and the implications of "Mono Culture" and what it means for the city and the world at large. Also discussed are YCA alums Saba and NoName, as well as the current state of Chicago arts and the 20th anniversary of Louder Than A Bomb. All that and more above shot as always at Soundscape Studios.
This time around host Jake Krez once again returns to Soundscape Studios to sit down with musician/producer/artist and much more, Greg "Stix" Landfair. Greg is well-known for his work as a drummer with Kids These Days and Chance The Rapper as well as SZA and Frank Ocean and expanded to production with a credit on Chance's "Mixtape" from Coloring Book. Today, he's gearing up for the next decade with a bunch of new music that utilizes the lessons he learned along the way. A very interesting perspective into the Chicago music scene.
This week, host Jake Krez is once again on the move, this time stopping by the House of Hex in the Pilsen neighborhood to talk expression, passions and the upcoming event from the crew behind the House of Hex. Go to HouseofHex.Net for full details and tickets.
In the latest episode of Mild Sauce Live, host Jake Krez sits down with entertainment lawyer and multifaceted creative Eddie "Esquire" Sanders to talk about the future of IP law in music, the past, present and future of the Chicago scene and much more.
On the latest episode of Mild Sauce Live Jake Krez sits down with Chicago creatives Tesha Renee Hailey Losselyong as they talk about their collaboration on "Afflicted" Renee's essay series detailing her battle with sexual assault as a child. Two of the city's rising stars, there's plenty to talk about. Check EugeneTaylorBrand.com to see the full collab.
This time around, Jake links up with Brandon aka Stretch, owner and operator of BLR DSGN based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The two talk his start in the game, LDRS 1354 and what's next for this budding multifaceted creative.
This week, host Jake Krez sits down with Vincent Martell of VAM Studio. Since 2016, Vincent and a dedicated team have turned VAM Studio into one of the pre-eminent production houses in Chicago working alongside the likes of Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper and many more. Currently gearing up for his debut series #DamagedGoods we got a chance to catch up with everything going on.
This week, longtime Chicago rapper and teacher Defcee stops through the show to talk his latest album, A Mixtape As God Intended and discuss his journey through the local scene over the course of the last decade.
This week, Jake Krez sits down with St. Louis-bred rap duo Souls of Liberty. Tenelle and Ryan detail their latest project, Surrounded By Idiots and talk the new endeavors on the horizon for 2019 plus a return of their own show, The Backcourt.
Mild Sauce Live returns after some time away retooling. On this episode, host Jake Krez sits down with Chicago mainstay Rich Jones hours before he released his latest project, 'The Shoulder You Lean On'. Check out the full interview above and catch the video streaming on Mildsauce.co.
In this episode of Mild Sauce Live, hosts Jake Krez & DJ JustJay sit down with singer/songwriter TheMind of ThemPeople. Well known for his collaborations with the likes of Mick Jenkins, Femdot, NoName, Saba & many more, the Philly transplant has a lot to say.
The second official episode of the Mild Sauce Live show which airs Sunday at 6 PM on MildSauce.co features a sit down with artist Jhon Myquale who was fresh off the release of his project, Flight Theory when we sat down back in February of 2018.