Chuck Chilla pleads with you not to leave. The producer/beatmaker/musician’s latest, “Don’t Go,” is a familiar lover’s tale of need and frustration told through Chilla’s uptempo gaze. Written about a lover who just can’t see themselves the way their lover does, “Don’t Go” is ever-pleading, yet confident and relentlessly hopeful. With its bouncy guitar and harmonies stacked like pancakes, This song will keep you wrapped in a groovy gossamer blanket from the first fallen leaves till springtime come.
“Don’t Go” is available on all streaming platforms October 12!
Album opener “Mr. Promoter Man” marinates on the importance of Chilla’s musical community through a love letter to Los Angeles and it’s nightlife. Chilla spent nearly a decade working with some of the biggest names in ‘90s hip-hop at Interscope Records, but truly came up creating and hawking instrumental hip-hop CDs, booking artists at legendary soul, funk and hip-hop party The Root Down. Flowing over a funky guitar riff, Chilla weaves the names of his favorite parties and record shops into his verses: “I got that Root Down, Boom Box, Fire Cracker, Soul Session, Respect the Nightlife can’t forget my Sound Lessons, Do Over Paid Dues , Rockin’ the bells at the Funky Sole. Onda escucha el sondio del Subsuelo. Dub Lab to the Dub Club, with the Dub Plates, bounce rock skate to the Breaks.”