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Say Hello To Van Ike

Very happy to finally bring this new project of mine to light! Van Ike has been something I’ve been doing on the side with my longtime friend Sam Barsh (who was my first roommate in Brooklyn at age 19). Friends for ages, we’ve basically been leading parallel music careers, and only just started collaborating recently in our spare time (when Sam isn’t in the studio writing songs with Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc & Macy Gray). The sound of Van Ike sprung naturally from our mutual love of Hall & Oates, Dwele, Pharrell, and Mayer Hawthorne. It’s a little bit throwback, a little bit now, and a lot of soul- basically doing what we feel and love. This first offering (which premiered yesterday at OkayPlayer.com) is our tribute to one of this summer’s sexiest tunes- “The Worst” by Jhene Aiko. Consider this just an appetizer, because our debut “Notes To Self” EP will be dropping very soon. FREE DOWNLOAD below, grab it while it’s hot…

Also, for people in LA – we’re doing our first live show TONIGHT at Sadie in Hollywood (I know, I know, sorry for late notice). For those of you in NYC, you can catch us Aug. 31st at the James Hotel in SOHO or Sept. 2nd at The Drink in Williamsburg.


  • Bjoern

    Dear Chuck, i Don t know you and i Don t want something from you. I just want to say Thank you for this wonderful Blog. Its such a great Inspiration in many ways. I m only tell Good Friends about it, because its so precious to me and i m afraid someone shut it down. Many Times i was asked, from where this brilliant Song comes from. I guess sometimes you ask yourself , who is outhere? ( Thats what Blogger always told me) and i just want to say. I m One of your Fans and keep up The good work ( and let my Music taste shine , to impress my Friends ) Björn

  • Leah

    Word! Congrats on all your accomplishments, homie!!!! proud of you. with love from Berlin. x

  • Chuck Wild

    Thank you Bjoern! And love right back at you Leah!!!

  • ozgood

    congrats mang

  • Kelsey

    Love this…Who’s the vocalist?

  • Chuck Wild

    Thanks! That would be my partner Sam Barsh.

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