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Kia and Liza of SUSU performing live

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In September of 2019, Ilegal Mezcal partnered with Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas, to make the Untitled Music Project a reality and record the newly formed supergroup SUSU.  With Liza Colby and Kia Warren at the helm, producer Josh Block brought together a group of Musicians whose touring credits include Leon Bridges, Carrie Underwood, and Ben Harper, among many more.

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About SUSU

Album cover and insert for SUSU's Panther City, recorded at Niles City Sound

The embers of this rock n’ roll wildfire were first stoked three years ago when the Liza Colby Sound and Revel In Dimes merged as Revel Sound for select NYC shows including a coveted residency at legendary haunt The Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel, a jaw-dropping performance at Webster Hall, and an exclusive appearance at sought after artist enclave The Surf Lodge. When NYC based Ilegal Mezcal presented a collaboration and the opportunity to record, “it just seemed like the logical next step,” Kia says. Liza chimes in: “You don’t know what you don’t know, and we certainly didn’t realize how much we needed each other. To see another woman of color fronting a rock band, and consider her a contemporary set a powerful, positive example for us. We all need to see women supporting each other.”

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About Niles City Sound

Overhead shot of SUSU recording at Niles City Sound

Niles City Sound is a production and songwriting team consisting of Josh Block, Austin Jenkins, and Chris Vivion.  In 2014, they founded their recording studio in Fort Worth’s South Main. Committed to live recording, the space utilizes high-end vintage equipment as well as a high ceiling expansive tracking room.

Known for the release of the highly lauded Leon Bridges LP Coming Home, Niles City Sound is poised to become a landmark in the Dallas-Fort Worth music scene and has already drawn national attention and comparisons to some of the most iconic recording spaces. 

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Untitled Music Project

Ilegal is heavily connected to the music scene. Cafe No Sé, the brand’s birthplace, has always had live music, offering a creative space for local artists and traveling musicians from around the world to play. The Untitled Music Project was born out of a desire to build the same environment for musicians and producers, within the studio space, without the usual pressures the music industry can put on the creative process.  

In September of 2019, Ilegal Mezcal partnered with Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas, to make the Untitled Music Project a reality and record the newly formed supergroup SUSU.  With Liza Colby and Kia Warren at the helm, producer Josh Block brought together a group of Musicians whose touring credits include Leon Bridges, Carrie Underwood, and Ben Harper, among many more.

The Untitled Music Project gives the viewer a window behind the scenes to the artist’s journey and the recording process.  At the heart of this project is a 3 part docu-series showcasing the studio sessions. The recordings have now been pressed to vinyl for all to be able to experience SUSU’S extraordinary sound.  

All profits from Vinyl sale through Ilegal go to helping further develop a music and art program at Los Patojos school in Guatemala.

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Ilegal Smooth: Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s 8 year-old double-aged Blended Scotch whisky is finished in Ilegal Mezcal casks for a pleasant and unexpectedly sweet, smooth blend with a wisp of smoke. Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth aims to reflect the Scotch spirit’s progressive new face and invite in new whisky appreciators through partnering with Ilegal, the leading artisanal mezcal in the US.