Na Palm and his crew profess their personal ode to work all week for their electric perfection of dropping new beats at Blue Moose, this Thursday, April 26, at 8pm. Fans can expect a lot of sweating, CO2, crowd surfing but mainly good music and a good time.
Craig Palm, otherwise known as Na Palm, is a rapper mixing songs with electronic beats that has been on the road to fame for a long time but with his team of friends are making sure the only road he travels on is straight to success.
Palm is joined with his friends Ryan Pullano, a resident DJ who helped him to the club/music scene in Chicago when we first started out. His other resident DJ, Eric Martinson, who will be performing with Palm at Blue Moose started DJing as a hobby for 12 years and now looking to make a career out of his artistry. Palm’s head producer, Na’el Shehade, took his music to another level by helping him with beat making, vocal production and produced every track on “Dirty Girls Like Dirty Beats” and lastly his brother Michael Palm, Craig’s talent manager whom he defines as “the guy behind the guy.”
According to Pullano, their journey starts from battling in basements and Palm refers to his first show when he jumped on a go-go box and people wondering who he was or when his brother, Michael, and him passed out CD covers from their backpacks just to get their name out there. Now he takes on marketing their name by blogging new songs, responding to every fan on Facebook and handing out free merchandise to get their name out there.
“A couple of free shirts are a small price to pay,” said Palm.
Palm’s hits like “Go-Go Girl” and “2 Days Straight” prove they know how to have a good time but isn’t necessarily the best part. the guys state the unique power of fans is something not everyone gets to experience and they live for seeing that passion from them. Palm makes sure the fans know how much he cares by responding to everyone on Facebook. He can relate to when he’d try contacting artists that inspired him and never get a response, this is his way of reaching out and making a fan’s day.
The new approach to standing out in electric music is their new “Electronic Chronic Podcast Series” where they release a new free podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, etc once a month. Michael Palm explains it as “Na Palm is the resident MC, Ryan Pullano and Martinson will switch off as resident DJ’s and then there will be one guest DJ host for the last 40 minutes. The set is split up 40min and 40min. All house/edm music. In Na Palm’s set he will be spitting over industry EDM bangers, releasing remixes or EDM originals, or just tossing in random tracks that have nothing to do with him in order to make the mix flow right. In reality this project is all about cross-promotion with the Guest DJ, and spreading EDM love! There really is no electronic MC out there doing a podcast series like this so it’s pretty revolutionary. We have a lot of big name DJs that are on board to guest host. Can’t name them now since we are still in talks with their management, but just know it’s gonna be big buzz for sure!”
These guys are passionate about their fans and their music describing it as a religion and Palm drawing his inspiration from not only known rappers like Dr. Dre but the beat itself.
“The beat tells a story,” states Palm and there beat has just dropped keeping fans wanting more and engaged to see what’s next from these Chicago natives.
For more information check out our audio interview above. Tickets for Na Palm’s show this Wednesday can be purchased at Ticketfly or Blue Moose for $10 or $12 at the door.