Cisco Swank & Luke Titus
The New York Times said that Some Things Take Time is the "fun loving debut album from Cisco Swank and Luke Titus, a duo of young polymaths." A chance introduction led NYC’s Cisco Swank and Chicago’s Luke Titus into a collaboration where each brought their sophisticated multi-instrumentalist production chops to bear upon something fresh and exciting at the crossroads of Jazz and Hip-Hop. One part Beat Tape, one part Blue Note Jazz Session, Some Things Take Time is an album for the Beat Junkies and the Hip-Hop Headz, the Sample Lords, Crate Diggers, Arm-Chair Rap Historians... and the jazz snobs too. The project features rappers Saba and FemDot, producer Phoelix, saxophonist Braxton Cook, and singer Malaya. Join Cisco Swank & Luke Titus in celebrating the release of Some Things Take Time (Sooper Records) with a special Chicago performance at the Hideout. Francisco Haye (a/k/a “Cisco Swank”) is a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer from Brooklyn, NY quickly becoming a staple in his City’s R&B, jazz, and hip-hop communities. Cisco has worked with acts including Brasstracks, Maurice Brown, Kenneth Whalum, Malaya, Julius Rodriguez, and CARRTOONS. Oaky Player called Cisco Swank a "rising multi-hyphenate" in NYC. Luke Titus is a 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer from Chicago, and currently based in LA. Luke has produced for Noname (Room 25), Ravyn Lenae, KAINA and many others. FADER called Titus a “brilliant” drummer and producer. Titus’ debut LP ‘PLASMA’ was released on Sooper Records in 2020.
Elton Aura is a Chicago born songwriter and producer. Growing up in the Fox Valley suburbs, he was raised in a family of pastors which developed his spiritual sensibility in both his approach to music and life. Elton has shown his versatility and musicality through his collab EP’s “Sunshower” and “Side Eye” with producers, the Burns Twins and Bedows. In 2018, he followed up with a debut solo project, “Elevated EP”. With his music on the rise, Elton supported Chicago artist & activist, Noname on her 2019 North American “Room 25 Tour”. In March 2022 Elton released his 2nd Solo EP “Vert(EGO)”and completed his second Nationwide tour with fellow Chicago artist Lala Lala .