Chicago based DJ, A&R, podcaster, and entrepreneur Sherm is having his biggest year to date – fresh off electrifying performances at North Coast Festival’s Vega Stage and a massive Lollapalooza afterparty alongside ACRAZE.
Now, he’s back with another breakthrough act from the Windy City, who go by the name of PODS, for a thumping tech house single “Madonna” signed to one of our favorite labels, Hood Politics. “Madonna” is a track that takes you on a trip to the underground, delivering a hypnotic bass groove, crisp drum beats and somewhat futuristic synth melodies – coming together flawlessly for a result that makes you want to move your body.
“Teaming up with one of Chicago’s most promising young duos on this track was such a blast. Pods brought a super unique foundation and I immediately knew which direction to take when we started working on it. It’s an underground groover hits harder than Will Smith and fuses melodic and tech house together harmoniously. The perfect weapon for any DJ and all fans of tech house. In the club, we’re all listening to “Madonna”. – Sherm
PODS add, “When we created Madonna, we had one word in mind: unique. We wanted to combine elements of modern day tech house with a melodic foundation that brings that Chicago energy. We couldn’t be happier with the final result and all of the great reactions when playing it live.“
In addition to the single, Sherm has revealed that he is taking the reins as the moderator for the official ADE Panel titled “The Tech/House Boom in the US: What’s In It for You?“ – a round table chat featuring industry heavyweights like DJ Susan (CEO of Hood Politics), Kaysin (Repopulate Mars A&R), & Carissa Szlosek (Prodigy Artists). He’ll also be performing at the joint Hood Politics & Bring The Kingdom showcase on October 21.
Check out “Madonna” below!