(Los Angeles, CA) Hidden Beach Recordings has returned with the soundtrack to summer. Perfect for barbeques, summer parties, and family reunions, Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions is available on digital platforms worldwide today and is a family-friendly way that generations of people can listen to the music of today together. 


Early response to Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions has been electric. Last week, programmed streams of “The Story Of O.J.” surged 847% on Pandora. The on-demand audio streams for “Pick Up The Phone” are also experiencing exponential growth and were up 77% from the previous week. 


For Chicago native and Hidden Beach Recordings founder Steve McKeever, it was paramount to create the newest iteration of Unwrapped in his hometown, a city that he loves and that has been in national headlines for all the wrong reasons. “Chicago has suffered through a sustained wave of unprecedented violence and the Jussie Smollett fiasco,” McKeever says. “We want Unwrapped The Chicago Sessions to focus on the tremendous good of the city by highlighting the super talent that lives and creates there. Also, as a time when our country is horribly divided, Unwrapped Vol. 8 is a family-friendly way that diverse generations of all types of folk can listen to the music of today together – as Unwrapped has always done, turning the younger folk onto the magic of instrumental improvisational music and the older folk onto some of the best musical songwriting found in hip-hop.”