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MadTracks: 'Dangerous Days' by Zola Jesus

Before Nika Danilova was Zola Jesus, she was a UW-Madison student with a big voice and even bigger ambitions. Isthmus was one of the first media outlets to interview her back in 2008 and 2009, when she recorded lo-fi tracks in her apartment and shared them with a handful of friends on MySpace. Those big ambitions have taken Danilova far over the past six years. >More
MadTracks: 'Old Gods Ain't Dead' by Sole and DJ Pain 1

DJ Pain 1 is a Madison hip-hop success story. He got his first big break in 2008, when he produced a track on Young Jeezy's hit album The Recession. Since then he's contributed to releases by dozens of other stars, including 50 Cent, Public Enemy, Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane. >More
MadTracks: 'Slow Motion' by PHOX

The latest music video by PHOX hit the web on April 23, and was quickly featured by Entertainment Weekly. The band's soulful folk-pop has already gained lots of attention in 2014, including recognition from NPR and The New York Times. >More
MadTracks: "Wheel" by Building on Buildings

Building on Buildings recently released the first single from its forthcoming album, which doesn't have a title yet. Recording began in November with engineer Jamie Hansen at Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. >More
MadTracks: "Moments" by Beth Kille and Elizabeth Petty

Beth Kille had no idea that a Kickstarter campaign would result in a musical collaboration. The fundraising site brought Elizabeth Petty to her doorstep, and before long, the two had created the new album Authenticity. >More
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