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Vapor Eyes

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Band EDM Hip Hop


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"Vapor Eyes - It's Moving So Fast It's Standing Still - Illinois Entertainer"

Vapor Eyes has mastered the rapid-fire, hard-hitting rhymes fans expect from rap, but on his ambitious new CD, It’s Moving So Fast It’s Standing Still, he also incorporates elements of jazz, ambient, and gospel music. “Terra Incognita” sounds the alarm on global warming while “New Proof Material” delves into street crime. Space-age keyboards and sound bites add to the sense of intrigue on “Hypermart” and “Int3rlood,” while “Caressed By Sin” is smooth and seductive.
– Terrence Flamm - Illinois Entertainer (I.E.)

"Vapor Eyes - Golden Beats Vol.#1 - 95 Flavas"

Every now and then we come across a random submission from an artist we never heard of that makes us think, "hey this is not too bad we should post this" as was the case with Chicago producer Vapor Eyes and his latest project Golden Beats Volume #1. He accurately describes his sound "music you’ll find a hip-hop heart that pumps blood into the arteries of downtempo, trip-hop and psychedelic territories". From what we've heard we can describe it as "chill tempo" a nice collection of beats maybe not something for most MCs to rap to but definitely kool to vibe and listen. Enjoy. - 95 Flavas

"Vapor Eyes - Golden Beats Vol.#1 - Fuzzy Thoughts Media"

Release Date: March 9, 2012
Record Label: Self-Released
Rating: 91

It’s an unfortunate turn that was bound to happen as DJs and electronic music and sampling all garner mainstream appeal– there are a lot of lazy ass artists out there. However, as easy as it is to become cynical of anything that comes your way, it’s always refreshing to come across those that still “get it.” Chicago based producer Vapor Eyes has put out quality material in the past but on Golden Beats Vol 1, he seems not only on the brink of something big, but he appears to be a largely confident artist as well, allowing each track to organically grow rather than forcing his hand or going the well-travelled route out of convenience. There is a decided understanding of nuance as well– it’s more than just textures, there’s an entire element of feeling involved that makes this album feel warm and intimate, instead of the cold and calculated vibe you get from a lot of other albums.

It isn’t flashy, but the album evolves so effortlessly, that you’d be forgiven for mistaking it to be the release of a big name producer. Ah yes, but if it was, it likely wouldn’t have the soul of one Golden Beats. This is the album you want to have in your stereo right now just in time for spring and summer. - Fuzzy Thoughts Media

"Vapor Eyes - Golden Beats Vol.#1 - Chicago Deli"

Local producer Vapor Eyes takes bedroom beats to a whole new level. His latest project is called Golden Beats Vol #1 and it is the culmination of a year of pulling together an array of samples, sounds, and beats. The album is available for free through bandcamp, and will have you nodding your head no time. These beats are well-defined, soulful, and at times almost meditative in nature. - The Chicago Deli

"IE Review"

"Vapor Eyes cater to those who seek buoyant, bubbly left-field electronica that draws on retro-rave influences and R&B-style rhythmic gloss without the mannered sterility. The sampled effects and voices augment the thumping grooves on Earthrising, and the bumping rumble of 'Dancefloor Divide,' with its casio-driven scratch beat, is the sound of shiny androids shaking their metal asses." -Illinois Entertainer - Illinois Entertainer

"Crunk In Public!"

The latest EP, Crunk In Public, from the electro-hop duo Boomjuice is going to be a mainstay in my car stereo this Spring. This is the second release from Vapor Eyes and Capriquarius, and it finds them delving deep in the electronic and dance elements of their sound. Both of the duo’s releases can be downloaded for free. This new EP features collaborations with Keith Masters, Me Myself & Rhyme, and Ellen Loves Everything. It also features an interesting Radiohead cover, and as free download is absolutely worth getting. - The Chicago Deli Magazine


- Vapor Eyes - Golden Beats Volume #1 LP [March 2012]

- Vapor Eyes - Its Moving So Fast Its Standing Still LP [March 2011]

- BOOMJUICE (Vapor Eyes & Capriquarius) - Mixing In Action EP [September 2010]

- Gemini Club - Mary's Day (Vapor Eyes Remix) [2010]

- BOOMJUICE (Vapor Eyes & Capriquarius) - Crunk In Public EP [Feb 2010]

- BOOMJUICE (Vapor Eyes & Capriquarius) - Runway Jam Single feat. remixes by Rory Hoy and Jeekoos [June 2009]

- BOOMJUICE (Vapor Eyes & Capriquarius) - Sleep Less In Chicago CD [May 2009]

- Vapor Eyes - Earthrising CD [March 2008]



Vapor Eyes. Chicago. Beats/Rhymes/Life.

Vapor’s positive vibrations have been resonating towards the people, opening minds and expanding horizons. Known for both his live performances and beat sets, Vapor Eyes takes the listener on a musical journey. The multi-faceted artist has a body of music that breathes hip-hop and travels its way into beat scene, downtempo and psychedelic territories. Vapor's creations have been deemed the return of the uncanny chill style.

Hailing from Chicago, but having roots firmly planted in the realm of the spirit, Vapor Eyes traverses the different dimensions of urban and electronic soundscapes whenever he hits the studio, stage or booth. With a solid discography to his name, Vapor's new full-length instrumental album Golden Beats Volume #1 dropped this past March and more new music is slated to arrive later in 2012.

Vapor Eyes has shared stages with Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Lyrics Born, Digable Planets, Keys & Krates, Ill.Gates, Lynx, Psalm One, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Spankalicious, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Danger, Hercules & Love Affair, 2020 Soundsystem, DZ, Maker, DJ Gant-Man and many more. Festival performances around the Midwest have included Summer Camp Music Festival, IfdaKamp, Duck Fest, Winter Peace Festival, Whippersnap Music Festival and PeaceFest Campout. Catch Vapor Eyes this summer hittin' venues on the road near you!