the debut album from renegade trio mutant beat dance (traxx aka melvin oliphant, beau wanzer and steve summers) takes the wild and free sound of chicago’s music box era into the 21st century. ben ufo: -it s such a killer record!- mutant beat dance return with their debut self-titled 25 track album. contains booklet of images (in development since 2015). limited edition!! . over twenty-five tracks the album mines an oft cited but rarely understood ground at the intersection of post-punk, minimal wave, industrial, disco dub, ebm and proto-house / early-house. “mutant beat dance ” is an epic journey into a classic american ideology that had its apex in chicago
DJ HAUS ENTERS THE UNKNOWN VOL.2 VINYL SAMPLER (3XLP)
3x12" Vinyl UK05.11.18
dj haus enters the unknown is a yearly compilation looking back at the last 12 months of uttu releases - some obvious highlights but emphasis on overlooked b sides too. it’s also an opportunity to work with friends outside of the uttu label by including exclusive collaborations and tracks from the uttu extended family. ahead of the full compilation release uttu present a triple vinyl edition of the exclusive tracks and collaborations featuring: legowelt, dj deeon, dj seinfeld, dj normal 4, marquis hawkes, dj boring & many more.
after a strong debut these boring middle-aged, middle-class family men continue their adventures in the world of acid this time with a strong two track release on finnish proform series. a-side “tÖks” takes us to the exciting world of serious low ends, electro beats and 303 lines you haven’t heard before. if you want to burn down the floor or house, this is your choice! on the flipside “tolkun acid” continues the strong finnish storytelling culture mixing mysterious finnish lyrics with some deep grinding acid lines. the ultimate choice if you want to confuse and make everybody dance at the same time. limited and numbered edition of 200, after that it’s gone, no represses, no digital, so you know what to do!
4 tracks house ep... with catchy one only banger tune !!!! juice & jam 2nd release produced by steven wobblejay (quintessentials - city fly rec. – creative swing alliance). ‘one only’ and it’s catchy loop is a real floor burner ! ‘too high’ is more funk orientated and two last tracks sounds like twisted acid house jam which get influences from early chicago productions. limited to 150 white stamped copies only !
denis sulta has announced new offshoot to his sulta selects imprint, silver service. the debut release comes from cromby an irish born, berlin based producer on the up. following a thumping set at belfasts beloved ava festival, his new ep will be released on 21st september and features three peak-time club weapons, inspired by the sounds of classic chicago house. the lead futurola is a hard-hitting, jacking house track that packs a fierce bassline and emotive punch, whilst b1, barneymania is a chicago-tinged acid roller that layers melodic chords, the ep ends with the dark and sci-fi-tinged electro of fandango. the new label follows on from denis sulta’s selects imprint home to three volumes of his own essential 12inch series
white label, hand stamped, and limited to 300 copies, qc001 finally lands this october, distributed by lobster records.
‘luvless’ is a peak-time roughed up edit of alison limerick’s ‘where love lives’, first debuted to critical acclaim on quinton campbell’s boiler room set this year at ava festival belfast.
on the flip, a huge organ pounds over a 4x4 warehouse kick on ‘like magic’, all pushing forward alongside sultry vocals and cutthroat hi-hats. two certified dance floor damagers.
here it is, the first in a new mini-series from icelandic label borg ltd - homegrown ep vol. 1 marks the label s maiden voyage onto showcasing the local icelandic talent with a three-track release featuring ilo, intr0beatz and felix leifur. the a side is completely owned up by ilo s seventeen minute house-disco journey only someone real complete with a 90 s tinged rave sequence at the tail end. on the b side intr0beatz supplies fu banco, a heady slowed down house groover that keeps his signature sound and atmosphere intact. felix leifur follows with transit, shaping together in his genre bending way the dusty chords, heavily effected samples, tape hiss and other involuntary recording equipment noises into a beautiful coherency fit for both home & club duty. a great first in borg ltd s homegrown series!
ltd to 200 copies, handnumbered , incl dl code , audio soul project drops 4 new cuts. a1 brings an acid stormer getting major plays from eris drew. a2 remixes a manik original with ukg and breakbeat vibes. b1 is a moody vocal featuring brett barton. b2 is disco cut-up with chicago beats & analog squelches. yellow vinyl screen-printed
sl011 is on its way! to celebrate our most beloved format we mix the old and new and bring together three artists we ve just taken on board with regular sl artist joey kay from chicago. special artists, special audience, special music, special release: 180 copies, 180 grams. nothing more. nothing less. pandilla ltd opens up the feast on the a side. a collective of three portuguese artists, this trio of producers-composers made a name for themselves through their distinctive minimalist approach to music. and what better way to introduce them than the very title of their track: -you get to know-. do meet the guys and enjoy. chicago resident joey kay was already with on sl001 and sl003. but why would we stop? here he is again with some new gems. joey s been producing quality and selective underground house music since the 80s, giving us each time delightful hints of what good chicago underground truly sounds like, far away from seasonal trends and close to his own philosophy instead. open up your ears and heart, as joey will be -trying 2 reach u- with his beautiful ode to the golden age of house music. the end is just the beginning, people. flip the record, start again, and let tommy guide you. tommy vicari jnr is an underground music hero well known for his singular and very unique sound. tommy plays by his own rules and tastes. he produces and releases tommy s kind of sounds and tommy s kind of sounds only, regardless how of far he needs to push the boundaries of his musical world to find the right beat and hit. -decided- is sl011 punchy bassline banger, in case you thought of falling asleep between both sides. for don t forget: true dancers always dance. almost the end, we know, but dry your tears, we re not there yet, no, no. harrison bdb aka harry weber is here with us for the last stretch and a final sonic hug - one to remember -. harrison s immersive approach to deep house has earned the man his credit, solidly grounded in the finest and deepest selections. the kind of selection, in fact, that d make anyone want that record again. mind you, this is probably what this last track -going back- is telling to do. ready? flip!
with the release of this ep ,influential parisian producer d’julz establishes the launch of new label jv in collaboration with highly esteemed french yoyaku team. jv is set to evolve with d’julz showcasing his own productions while bringing in masterful talents to collaborate, and with the music policy being very much open, it’s guaranteed to be a consummate source of electronic music. this two-tracker ep kicks off with ‘chaplin bong’, a euphonic groove-packed house cut that is sheer liquid perfection evolving with a combination of dubby techno stabs penetrating a rolling disco bassline. ’j’y vais’, which translates to “i go”, is a deep and bass-heavy old school track that’s hewn from chicago influences. apropulsive, sheen-polished dancefloor gripper.
the belfast based dj & producer, garry mccartney, otherwise known as ejeca, has been steadily and consistently building his sound and profile over time, through a series of impressive releases for aus music, unknown to the unknown, w&o street tracks, bpitch control and last night on earth, amongst others.
ejeca carves out an energetic slab of audacious party house on ‘unloving’, resplendent with rolling beats and stabby chords, and topped off with dramatic strings and vocal chops. elsewhere on the ep, ejeca unleashes some 303 bassline action and dark vocals on ‘standard acid house track’, which thankfully rises well above anything standard! and on ‘crystal maze’, ejeca harks back to the darker dance energies that were a staple of the late 1980s uk acid house boom. wrapping up the ep, ‘iswhatis’ gets ever so slightly twisted with an orbiting synth hook and weighty stabs over a spirited rhythm section.
executive producers: brett wilcots, jim stivers & graham carlton produced by kevin dixon & frank youngwerth / a1 mixed by larry heard originally released in 1990 / official repress 2018 groovin recordings licensed courtesy of brett wilcots
ltd repress! club style is the pseudonym used by 2 all-time chicago legends, a truly all-star line up on this record, that s right, the pairing of paul johnson and robert armani. say no more really. crazy wild is a 4 tracker of infectious, grooved out, jacking and tough house jams, both producers fingerprints are all over this one. narcotic, driving drum machines, phased out loops, armour piercing claps and basement trembling basslines are all over this ep, originally released in 1994. this one s a bit of a cult release from dm, collectors and freaks rating it highly. as usual it s a tough one to try and track down, changing hands for some hard earned cash too. this is the first time crazy wild has ever been reissued in full, just as it was originally released in 1994, complete with original dance mania label artwork. 100% legit, reissued in conjunction with dance mania records, chicago il and parris mitchell. don t sleep.
repress 2018, finally, i was able to be re-united with my father, rick (poppa) howard, in the studio again. he had two thoughts about the selections on this particular vinyl piece: >can your love find its way< is the track that laid out, and also, that he believed us to be blessed both in being reunited, and in what we were there to do. as my father continually offers me a knowledge that takes me time (sometimes years) to understand, i am very proud to offer this release to the world.
housemeister joins herbert’s ever burgeoning accidental jnr roster with an ep of definitive leftfield techno clout. lead track late at night pulsates with a piercing vocal hook whilst a remix of the track from matthew herbert offers a funkier and altogether darker edge. other offerings on the release are the acid inflected der kleine könig dezember and closing the show is the simple but affecting funk that which really speaks for itself. housemeister has never looked to conform to the genre rule book and this latest release is no different with serious execution and cheeky playfulness in equal measure.
marcellus pittman s is back with his second ep of 2018 on his own unirhythm records. the jewel here is pittman s 2007 acidic masterpiece -there s somebody out there- getting the edit treatment from chicago s jamie 326, who whips the original into a hypnotic bender. -something like (a dream)- is an upbeat key-driven vocal house cut in pittman s flowing style with bits of vocals floating over the mix. -breathe beat- is a low key bouncer stripped down to the raw elements with floating synths hovering over a minimal shuffling beat
jump trax is another essential piece of early chicago house music crafted by the legendary duane thamm jr back in 1984. fusing together a myriad of influences including early 80s euro pop, italo disco and hi nrg, thamm jr was responsible for helping create and influence the burgeoning house sound that would emanate from the city all throughout the second half of the 1980s. not only were these sounds new and fresh, they were experimental too, jump trax sees the bpm s gradually shift throughout the duration of the tracks seamlessly giving the more adventurous djs out there more ammunition and room to experiment with styles and bpms. a truly visionary approach to production and all recorded and mixed within chicago s city limits by thamm jr at his reel to reel studio located in villa park, illinois. jump trax continues to be as influential today as it was back in 84, with many top dj s still citing the record as a go to, powerful indeed. chicagos still music are proud to present this fully legit, remastered and repressed piece of chicago house history. a truly pivotal record now made available again for 2018. essential sound for those who love the real deal snoozing not advised, og copies of this monster are hard to come by!
3D PRINT (INCL. ARNORAC AKA RICARDO VILLALOBOS & EINZELKIND RMX)
12" Vinyl D01.10.18
for ptx 022.1 we are more than happy to welcome chicago legend dj sneak. -3 d print- is an explicit feminist anthem that will go down in dance music history as a modern take on chicago house with a punk rock attitude. villalobos and einzelkind on remix duty.
JACK TO THE LOST CHICAGO REELS - EDWARD GET DOWN CROSBY - HOT MIX 5 (TAPE)
were back with the second jack cassettes series! following the success of the first jack series, weve decided to pull heavyweights out of the treasure trove of chicago reel to reels acquired by still music last year. this second series is another incredible glance into our beloved house music through some lost radio mixes salvaged from reel to reels by jerome derradji. we start with a superb one hour mix from frankie knuckles circa 1986 and dive straight to the hot mix 5 with edward get down crosby and his insane mixes, full of edits and original beat traxx. a small detour to miami is made with a killer electro mix by wgci guest joe magic. pull out the tape deck, move the furniture away and jack!
JACK TO THE LOST CHICAGO REELS - EDWARD GET DOWN CROSBY - HOT MIX 5 (TAPE)
were back with the second jack cassettes series! following the success of the first jack series, w’ve decided to pull heavyweights out of the treasure trove of chicago reel to reels acquired by still music last year. this second series is another incredible glance into our beloved house music through some lost radio mixes salvaged from reel to reels by jerome derradji. we start with a superb one hour mix from frankie knuckles circa 1986 and dive straight to the hot mix 5 with edward get down crosby and his insane mixes, full of edits and original beat traxx. a small detour to miami is made with a killer electro mix by wgci guest joe magic. pull out the tape deck, move the furniture away and jack!
SUPERNATURAL RMX EP (INCL VIRGO FOUR & DJ HAUS REMIX)
12" Vinyl D24.09.18
hiwax presents samann -sensation - the remixes-. the 2012 hit (taken from chiwax003) in the rebound with fresh mixes by samann himself, chicago legend virgo four, uttu - boss dj haus and christian lisco! very strong package with four great interpretations.
2018 repress! full official re issue of paul johnsons sex crazed / track happy ep on dance mania. all areas of chicago house covered in pjs unique style.. includes the classic give me ecstasy. full 2016 re master.
italian producer piero pirupa’s musical cv is nothing short of impressive. so it’s no surprise that his next production has found a home on damian lazarus’ crosstown rebels, enlisting the vocal talents of new york’s mr.v. influenced by the sounds of 80s and 90s chicago, pirupa worked tirelessly on this ep to reach a version he was happy with. after seeing the reaction from dancefloors around the world, he decided to send it to carl cox and damian lazarus. we must be (the piano track) breathes new life into today’s dance music with a message from a bygone era. it harks back to the golden age of house music with its lush piano topline and positive message sung by mr.v. happiness simply emanates from this production. with lyrics such as “we must be all in this together, we must live to respect one another” and “this is the plan to make us unified” it takes clubbing back to a time when everyone came together on the dancefloor regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
the second release of the label alley version, features the return of takeshi kouzuki, with his combo of jackin house rythms with melancholic, deep and outer space melodies. exclusively in limited ed. 300 copies 12″,, vinyl.
huge debut release by asquith on a very special self-released white label. with the lobster theremin boss having flexed his production muscle on previous releases as tom hang and chicago flotation device, this sees the seasoned british talent step out from behind the veil and lay down a seriously stomping bassline-driven garage-house a-side backed by a summery terrace-slaying mix of the aptly titled “the conditioning track”.
when it comes to gritty sample-based house the guy white label series has really been going from strength to strength. for the third in their unrelenting streak dj counselling steps up to offer up a therapy session like no other. sit back, relax and put your mind at ease and you ll soon be taken on a reflective journey for the soul. on one side you have curt s jam an introspective and emotive piano laden, lo-fi house track complete with choice vocal snippets set to sooth those pains. flip it and theres a more bumping groove to the therapy session, qualified by a pensive dialogue that makes way for an oscillating synth jam backed with a killer tom pattern.
danish producer niles cooper starts his own label pale springs records off with a 4-tracker by the man himself. “east of u” is a continuation of the old school classic house vibes that permeate the danish producer’s sound. lush with thick piano chords, groovy basslines and ethereal pads this record belongs in any us house dj’s bag.
short attention, a new mexican record label, appears for the first time in the vinyl world, with a solid release in charge of chicagodeep co-owner of perpetual rhythms a respected record label from chicago illinois, putting mexico in the radar of underground music.
alphabets is the new baby project supported by the all mighty chez damier . elements 01 introduces the project with a series of 5 tracks curated for all dancefloors hours. alphabets is a house project coming from south east berlin and run by a french man and other audio signals. me, them and their associates are really starting to enjoy our relationships and have a plan to try and share a little series of different tracks that could represent the vibe i ve enjoyed sharing when all under one roof, dancing on the same beat. it s slightly underground, hopefully.
andrea fiorito returns with a 4 tracks of solid old school chicago flavoured house. of course andrea always keeping on track with his signature off kilter arrangements leading his listeners down a different path of groove discovery with every play.
rogue d is the new solo project from danny minchella. under this new moniker he delivers the eagerly awaited chains. set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, its a high octane, club-ready number with abundant driving percussion. unstoppable force patrick topping is also back on home ground for the remix. chains was inspired by jamie 3:26s and cratebug’s edit of loretta holloway hit n quit - i wanted a simple, raw track, killer bassline and a soulful vocal. the process was very fast and i made the majority of the groove in one morning. i dug deep in my collection, looking for that special vocal and came across steve silk hurleys chain of fools (with aretha franklin on the original vocal), and it just made the record pop! - rogue d as an artist minchella has played some of the worlds most esteemed establishments and released on a wealth of high profile labels. he now aims to use his rogue d guise as a means to express his forward thinking and personal tastes in sound- from techno to old school garage to the sounds of detroit. he’s already released on dftd as well as providing a remix of soul claps misty on classic music company. in his relatively short career so far, label favourite patrick topping has made the cover of mixmag, won a coveted dj mag best of british award and made the resident advisor top 100 djs. hes released some of the biggest tracks on hot creations and is resident for jamie jones paradise at dc10. on his rework of chains, topping isolates the vocal and adds a tribal bounce to proceedings.
the ron trent label electric blue is back with his rt factor alias with 2 timeless releases. blue twilight on the a-side is a deeper than deep house track with call & response between the chords & bassline. electric ride is an acid tinged spoken word journey.
matt edwards and multifaceted artist patrick mason team up as srvd with debut release entitled elevate dropping on rekids this august. whether as radio slave or his various other monikers, matt edwards is one of electronic musics most consistent and innovative artists. ever since his early reinterpretations of kylie minogue and new order, edwards has continually commanded respect as a producer and in-demand remixer, whilst as a label owner his rekids imprint is undoubtedly one of house and techno’s most influential platforms. meanwhile, patrick mason continues to conquer the fashion world, a devout club kid and gifted creative turning heads as an outstanding art director, illustrator and model, whose extensive artistic talents include a unique and compelling voice destined for dancefloors. srvds story begins when the pair met in panorama bar, which soon led to edwards and mason hanging out at the studio and later evolved into improvised performances in berlins club scene and beyond. elevate perfectly captures the raw spirit and vibe of their live show, with whispering vocals ushering in precision kicks and piercing stabs until masons mesmerising voice comes fully into play. an homage to the new york vogue scene and a huge hit at panorama bar - where the pair have set the house on fire with three unannounced shows so far this year nasty is a syncopated, bass-driven monster of a cut complete with infectious claps and metallic effects.
yes, one hundred! wow! morris audio s 100th release is a milestone for one of the most productive labels from switzerland. morris audio started 18 years ago, the sublabel morris audio citysport 15 years ago. with a total of more than 150 releases, the labels have been making their marks by presenting different types of electronic music, from techno to minimal to deep house with everything in between. combining established producers and youngsters, morris audio has an impressive artist roaster. remember the likes of dub taylor, jackmate, hakan lidbo, burnski, till von sein, kris wadsworth, iron curtis, oli furness, dash dude, tom ellis&leif or brame just to name a few? it has been -club and home entertainment- for years and we celebrate this 100th release with two parts of well-crafted tech/house tunes. part 1 is the more techy one and features morris fella iron curtis, new signing anna wall & corbi, and swiss boys replika and elvis cassetta. collectors item!
‘multiverse’ is a word used to describe an infinite group of disparate universes including the ones currently inhabited by humans. a myriad of realms that sit side by side, undetected by our senses, surround us at any given moment. the multiverse theory was first confirmed by tracking leakage of electromagnetic waves filtering from one dimension into the next. when these waves were transposed to fit into frequencies audible by the human ear, the recordings were studied by a team of scientists, who found that they contained rhythmic elements that resembled a speech pattern of an alien language. after years of research and manipulation the audio was found to be a looping recording of an alien voice speaking the words: ‘idwt005, coming soon to a universe near you.’
acid fans may well be aware of dj arg (also known as faceless junkies deluxe) and know that the man is a machine, literally churning out hundreds of the nastiest and most purist 303 based techno and house tracks and uploading them with alarming regularity to his soundcloud pages. super rhythm trax is proud to present to you his first vinyl release, it was really hard to decide on just four tracks, but these ones were jumping out for a release. sick and twisted 303 abuse for lovers of the silver box.
after the succesfull launch of larry de kat his eccentric katnip imprint he has returned to the scene with a fresh new release drenched in house, disco, soul, hiphop and funk. it s with no doubt that this album conveys an undeniable sexy funky vibe. with eight tracks this is a win/win situation for every music lover.
longevity is promised to no one. we literally live to die, and even great masters perish without saying what they needed to say while they’re among the breathing. most of us leave this earth too full, and the grim reality is artistic careers are usually short-lived. chicago footwork godfather rp boo has fought long and hard to evacuate his mind of all he can throughout his long career, spanning over 30 years since cutting his teeth djing for the legendary house-o-matics.
the mbo theme represents one of the first hits on the early days of chicago house movement. now came back with the plus of the unreleased italian version (on the side b instead of the unnecessary radio cut). this project is being managed by mario boncaldo the same man behind some other great italo-disco projects like tullio de piscopo - stop bajon and plastic mode - baja imperial today is enriched with this unreleased edit produced by mario himself back in the days and availabel only on the studio tape this cut is more heavy and club oriented because there are no vocals so there is more space for synth and bassline parts, a must play for every set!
chicago’s noble square recordings jetsets to europe for an incredible compilation. the a side is anaxander’s boogie-centric “street slang” & the snuff crew’s unique breaks vibe “pleasant journey-. isoul8 aka volcov & ric miranda on the roland heavy-groove “p boogie” on the flip. stickered
the fifth instalment of mike dunn’s ‘we r tuesday nights’ series finds the phreaky one digging deeper into the vaults to give you three more killer disco tracks, edited to perfection by the chicago master.
acid house alert! we are really excited to introduce you our new release. tomlin is a misterious producer from our gang and we are sure you will love him. pure analog stuff for omar s and levon vincents fans. dont miss it!
timothy j fairplay with the first release on nyc label body works. 4 tracks of electro madness with influences ranging from new wave, italo, gigolo/ebm, chicago (acid house & early industrial) & 1890s haunted brothel vibes.
tracks of fuel flamed floor movers. dos , ray kandinski , gallery s. , anthony fade , dj bowlcut and dj longdick have all outdone them selves and the fuel keeps burning baby. acid infused tracks floor moovers all you want in 6 tracks.
texas native demarkus lewis is up next on the great d3 elements label. this time, demarkus brings his signature diverse house style on this release, which features tracks from his mental notes album that only came out digitally in 2011. luckily for lovers of vinyl, d3 is putting out three of the gems from that release. first is the upfront house of without pause that is full of demarkus bumping drums, masterful combination of spacey, detroit style electronics and swirling chords that will get anyone onto the dancefloor. lady in pink also features some wonderful spacey chords, but is a more downtempo, broken beat type of affair, resplendent with computer bleeps. over onto the b side, demarkus takes us into a more spiritual and deep territory, with behind closed doors (afro main mix). the afro rhythms coupled with eman s spoken words turn this into a track that do wonders with a heaving, sweaty dance floor in the early hours. another winner for the d3 elements label.
dmitry meshcheryakov hails from moscow but lives in canada, where he s been busy pumping out classically informed garage house for over five years. now plastik people s new sublabel rhythm people carries his first vinyl release, and hes stepped up with some surefire party starters. body werk is a bad ass swinger with a crafty bassline and all the right stabs and samples, while hands together gets into a more rolling peak time house flow. mike millrain drops a heavy remix of body werk that keeps the original ingredients intact and simply builds on them with subtle flourishes. smokey bubblin b gets busy with hands together, crafting a classic shuffling masterclass from the component parts.
seth troxler & the martinez brothers’ tuskegee music welcomes chicago legend k- alexi shelby for a new ep that features some essential solo cuts as well as two great collaborations with tony lovlesss. k-alexi is a genuine chicago great. he’s been at the core of the scene since the eighties and releasing his raw grooves on dj international, trax and transmat, as well as his own k klassik label. he has recently remixed for seth troxler’s other label, say it play it, but is now back serving up the sort of engaging originals that have made him such an enduring star.
offical re issue 2018 ultra-rare proto-house vibes from chicago courtesy of still music. this one s long been coveted by followers of the jacking beat, the apostles of wbmx. produced by mike macharello & duane thamm jr this is a truly unique record and one that is very hard to obtain. if you dig the earliest grooves from the windy city, or you have a passing interest in italo or freestyle then this is for you! a fully legit 12- reissue, taken from still music s recent, comprehensive overview of the let s dance label this is unmissable.
new mathematics & steve poindexter presents chicago native aboriginal househead scientifictodd. feel some type of way features classic house with a side of grind and tight pump grooves with a relief records & early sound signature vibe. strong release
ron trent returns with his gemini jazz entity on his music & power imprint with 2 deep spiritual tracks the tantra & hard & soft. the tantra is a preview of the upcoming album gemini jazz. hard & soft is a hint of the future album whatthefckdoyouknowaboutdeephouse
this new chicago based label is runned by steve poindexter and traxman. the first release comes also from the label heads. track a2. is an remarkeble co-production between steve poindexter and legendary armando. on b2. traxman remixed armandos -snare yo azz off-. must have - not only for all chicago house fans!
this record comes with a version for every time and mood of a club night: jo pariotas cut of the original mix is the ideal warm up tune. flowing on a synthline that calls mike huckabys waldorf to mind, it is sweet and driving at the same time. the original mix by loveits own nico brun might be called „casual affair, but comes rolling on a phat wonky rhode that brings the groove! between the crunchy drums, a relaxed vocal snipped and warm synth unfold like the first rays of sunlight. the jk & lds reduction is punchy, minimal and dubby - with its pull and release kind of melody and the stuttered vocal sample it works perfect as a peak time dj tool. finally, the a.s.s. amnesia returns mix is something else entirely… you just have to experience it in its full 8 min breakbeat aphex twin-like glory. - morri313
the ever-prolific seven davis jr has been thoroughly generous in sharing out his smoky, sensual strain of deep house in recent years, with the dust still settling from his last album. now he s back with a full tilt five track ep that hints at a new direction to come, embracing the momentum and minimalism of techno without losing the distinctive bump that his music just can t do without. -no mercy- is a dark, kinetic affair while -lipstick- gets tougher, funkier and rawer. -super model- is a sleazy jam that revolves around a strutting beat and a nasty bassline, with some of davis jr s cool and deadly vocals rolling over the top. -on the catwalk- has a rugged dance mania feel to the groove, and then -to be continued- spells out that this new, ruffneck direction for seven davis jr has got a future
CHANT AFRIQUE EP (INCL LELLO DI FRANCO AKA L.D.F. REMIX)
12" Vinyl D19.07.18
sensual and primitive, chante afrique ep is perfectly encloses the most acid house digressions and its deepest roots. a work that well combines past, present and future. all the genius of the legendary paul johnson in three original mixes and the -wild circus mix- of chante afrique track by lello di franco aka l.d.f., an introspective and sophisticated remake. a must have!
seth troxler continues to showcase the work of chicago great k’alexi shelby: after an ep on his other label tuskegee music and a remix for sean miller on this imprint, shelby now steps up to play it say it with a trio of excellent club cuts. k’alexi shelby is one of the windy city’s most venerated heroes. he’s put out six albums and almost 60 eps since the late eighties, all of which have helped evolve and establish the chicago house sound around the world. next to remixing acts like the pet shop boys and derrick may, he runs his own k klassik and 321 labels and remains as vital as ever. the perfectly titled ‘groove with us’ opens up with a cut and paste style, funky disco loops and plenty of filters all bringing the loose house funk. it’s a playful and timeless tune that is designed to blow up the ‘floor and most certainly will thanks to its unbridled energy. the dynamic and driving ‘so chicago’ then slips into a slick house groove, with great percussion, more big string samples lighting up the track and a knotted bassline that keeps you on your toes. suspenseful and explosive, it’s filled with authentic party vibes and a real sense of fun that will ignite any set. last but not least is the excellent ‘black sunday’, which takes uplifting preacher vocals from a church sermon and backs it with gospel singing, an old school baseline and raw energy that will get hands in the air. it’s a definitive piece of authentic house music with real heart and soul. this is an expressive ep of house tracks that embody the instinctive and emotive spirit of the genre to perfection.
chicago house pioneer dj sneak and russian export tripmastaz have proven themselves to be a formidable pairing since their first ep landed on sneak’s imprint, i’m a house gangster, in 2014. in july, they add to their joint discography with a three-tracker dispatch on cassy’s burgeoning label, kwench records. the label’s sixth release, cassy takes a step back and gives this collaborative duo yet another outlet to showcase their dancefloor fodder, which follows releases on kaluki music, mr. nice guy, reptile dysfunction, ovum recordings and, of course, i’m a house gangster. extraterrestrial intelligence reminds fans of not just their deftness in producing tough house cuts, but also their prowess at manipulating the roland tb-303 to deal a solid smacking of acid. ‘ufo’ reaches out to roughen up the humanoids of this planet with the 303’s distinctive squelch and those clattering drum machine rhythms – a track that’s guaranteed to get you twisted. gruff vocals on ‘click thang’ break through as a tough bassline ensures your participation on the floor, and ‘last daze of dizko’ maintains momentum with a thumping bassline that any peak-time burner should possess.
sb traxx returns for their second outing, flexing four original club traxx from anthony fade. mind games opens things up - a jackin acid drum machine workout awash with 707 hits and 303 squelch. the a2 m1 cause everyones gotta have fun then hits you with a piano rave weapon - gritty and hard hitting coupled with those classic m1 stabs. flip it over for a top-down summer anthem in i m weak marrying rnb tinged vocals and shuffling rhythms before dr. ice closes it out with a golden-era hip hop inspired deep house groover.
our good friend riccardo aka. black loops joined rough limited with his buddy innocent soul from italy. they made three classic house cuts for this vinyl only release. >the lady< is opening the ep - a classic homage to all old school chicago house tracks with a chopped vocal sample. listening to the b-side, there is >from the streets< a more disco influenced track with pianos and a moog baseline. with a raw & authentic house stomper there is >smoke signals< on b2 to round up the whole package. enjoy!
with a 3rd release on that s a steal, this mysterious label just keep on delivering... crossover sounds from all over the world united by an open-minded approach to the dancefloor. this time all of the tracks originate in india, opening with a disco bomb of hey hey and continuing with the heart crushing slow jam of commando. bhangraman on b1 combines mid-east synths, proto-house 707 rhythm with a mid east melody, uplifting chants to later develop into chicago style piano solo as a cherry on its pie. the closing number offers you early 90 s breakbeat with freaky scratches to go real wild!
the checkup & deeleegenz, legendary belgian production duo, are back with another instant house classic. with multiple traxsource #1 house releases on labels including peppermint jam, toolroom, defected, madhouse, simma black, large, and beef records, the checkup has made his mark with his signature sound that mixes soulful chicago house with uk garage elements. getting a dancefloor banger of a remix from johannes albert, label boss of frank music and co-founder of fine records, this ep is a true dj tool with each track being dance floor ready.
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
re-issue from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 4 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.
hatterman returns to trouble maker with his second ep, bringing the goodies with two more summer-heaters, guaranteed to cause a stir over the warmer months. the a side love somebody (everyone) is an instant hands in the air classic, made purely for the dancefloor. big swirling vocals and funk-led basslines are the order of the day, whilst those swinging percussions keep you shaking into the early hours! we thought >you can do it< was that good it also deserves a full side at 45rpm! reminding us of an early derrick carter jam, wonky as you like disco/house hybrid at it’s finest- its as tough as it is fluffy, that bassline switch-up gets us every time! festival business at its best from hatterman here… lets cause some trouble x
marquis hawkes is an alter ego adopted by long time electronic music producer mark hawkins, founded for his house music focussed activities. hawkins decided it was time for a reboot after being head-hunted by old friends dan monox and kenny wasp, who had just founded dixon avenue basement jams in 2012, particularly as the material differed from what hed previously released.
aimed at dancefloors in sleazy bathhouses, seedy basements and soiled warehouses, icarus traxx first offering takes us back to the mythical days of anonymous, muscular power house. delivering no less than three takes of commandment (plus two acapellas), the 12 inch, starring the enigmatic voices of jesse b. simple and charlotte b. good, supplies a choice cut for every disc jockey.
DONT LIE - INCL PAUL JOHNSON & ALLESSIO COLLINA RMXS
12" Vinyl D27.06.18
description: for our fourth record we re extremely happy to present the first ep of our limited series, made by the talented italian duo blue mondays. their -don t lie- has a lot of disco and funk influences, revisited in a classy house key: a perfect match between new and old school. in the b side we re so glad to have the house music pioneer from chicago: paul johnson. his version is more dub and raw, with some hypnotic disco samples and dirty snares that makes it so groovy. the other remix has been entrusted to the label owner alessio collina. he goes with his usual 909 groove, filtered samples and dreamy strings that reminds more some classic house records from the 90s
dcee / chicagodeep / dcook / taelue / hakim murphy / obsolete music technology / specter / isoke / damon lamar / chicago skyway
welcome to the barbershop. this lp arrives with tunes from some of your favorite artists representing chicago s underground dance music sphere on the city s bred label, perpetual rhythms. a wide variety of fresh cuts and genres are showcased, ranging from deep house and techno to experimental and ambient, providing an eclectic listening experience. the central theme of the lp is things that relate to a barbershop, topics such as hairstyles, hair products and humor. we invite you to stay a while and experience this sonic journey with an open mind
re-issue from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 4 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.