madonna-fans und schallplattenliebhaber aufgepasst: 2018 erscheint »the immaculate collection« wieder auf vinyl. »the immaculate collection« war das erste greatest-hits-album der popikone. es erschien ursprünglich am 9. november 1990 und versammelt insgesamt 15 stücke, darunter hits wie »like a virgin«, »material girl«, »papa don’t preach«, »la isla bonita« und »like a prayer«. das gesamte tracklisting finden sie im folgenden. »the immaculate collection« landete in großbritannien auf der eins, in den usa auf platz zwei der charts. das album gilt heute laut guinness-buch der rekorde als meistverkauftes best-of einer künstlerin. jetzt gibt es das erfolgreiche album erneut als doppel-lp.
limited repress 2018 !!the queen of the scene brings 2 tracks of gorgeous, emotional, disco-inspired deep house in the vein of her sought-after 2013 argot release. already getting played by derrick carter, mike servito, and more.
from minute one, it’s obvious that “he is the voice i hear” is something extraordinary. glimmering piano sets the stage until an insistent violin gives way to a rollicking disco bass line — and then we’re off. it’s the rare work that feels truly greater than the sum of its parts, once it’s over, you’ll be counting down the minutes until you hear the whole thing again.
“he is the voice i hear” is dedicated to the voices who inspired the black madonna to become who she is: frankie knuckles, larry levan, arthur russell, walter gibbons, loleatta holloway. says stamper: “i wanted to make a record that returned to the core values of dance music. in a lot of ways, i don’t think i’m doing something new with this record. i’m doing something old.”
** repress 2016 ** two of the black madonnas most sought after early tracks return to circulation alongside one burning new jam on goodbye to all this, the latest release from stripped & chewed. drawn from the chicago labels 2012 compilation livin for the city ep, the piano dappled joy of *exodus* luxuriates across side a, spreading the good word with a pounding beat. *we dont need no music (thank you, rahaan)* from scrs004 takes another whirl around the dancefloor, its pinwheeling horns and infectious vocals pulling even wallflowers into the fray. and in case two remastered sure-shots arent enough, the brand new *who do you need* closes the record with a soulful thwack: half uplifting house, half blistering techno – all peak-time fodder. a fine addition to the black madonnas discography alongside records for argot, the nite owl diner, hometaping is killing music, and of course stripped & chewed.
long await repress 2016 ...chicago-based producers most fully realized work to date, weaving live orchestration & irresistible synth lines through tough percussive frames. a great leap forward from the sample-clad disco house of her previous records.
following on from the success of capriatis album self portrait, 4 tracks have been hand selected by some of technos hottest producers. dubfire, coyu, julian jeweil, luigi madonna have each incorporated the same feeling that joseph laid out in his original productions, but have added a unique twist that breathes a new lease of life into the tracks.
THE CLASSIC MUSIC COMPANY PRESENTS NOUVEAU CHICAGO
12" Vinyl UK18.11.15
steeped in house history it was only a matter of time until the next next generation of chicago house artist came to the forefront of the genre. luckily were friends with them. classic music company presents chicago nouveaux brings together the new-breed collective of exceptionally talented chicago-based artists on a single release. shaun j wright & alinka contribute wangs on broadway and ‘matters of the heart, the latter coming with a remix courtesy of smart bar’s own the black madonna while chrissy drops join me with miles bonny on vocals, complete with a re-edit for the one & only rahaan. this is about as chi as it gets.
luigis primo and unconditional beauty both made their way through the charts to become number one in the techno charts and we are tipping magic land to do the same! storming his way back onto drumcode luigi madonna closes off the summer with a 2 track ep smasher that will see him welcome in autumn with a bang. each track contains the solid, raw drums that are the backbone to each track luigi has conjured up. with a brooding undertone, the simplicity found in each track gives the lead lines and ideas more space to breath, which overall creates a unique and charismatic submission that can only be found from the italian.
luigi madonnas production talents are glistening with releases on well-known labels such as drumcode, octopus, analytictrail, sleaze, suara and more. he has featured on the infamous drumcode radio podcast and is supported by some of the largest techno djs in the world including adam beyer, richie hawtin and many others. last year saw luigis primo smash its way through the charts to become number one in the techno chart and both luigi and drumcode believe this success will continue with background
emerging on the scene in 2008, luigi madonna has established himself as a young, extremely gifted italian dj. he pays tribute to old school european techno artists in a fresh way, blending in a fusion of experimental sounds and beats. his work not only would appeal to any dj or club-goer, but easily could attract the attention of major video game labels for an unforgettable experience.
1981 (PETE HERBERT & DICKY TRISCO / BLACK MADONNA RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK24.04.14
talented chicago producer chris e. pants presents his disco credentials for inspection on this his debut release for file under disco. 1981 is an original slice of synth & piano led disco music that conjurs up memories of legendary producers like patrick adams, shep pettibone and chaz jankel amongst others. remixes come courtesy of fellow chicago house producer the black madonna who holds onto the disco vibes of the original while heavily dubbing it out for the dance floor. while on the flip, disco deviants, pete herbert & dicky trisco, take a more balearic inspired, hands-in-the-air disco trip that will please djs and beachcombers alike. some people call it disco.
using rolling percussion and a thumping kick, primo really is unbeatable! luigi uses synth stabs that add character and finesse to this outstanding piece of music. hypnotizek rounds off the ep being more upfront about where its going. this cheeky, groove based track will warm up a dance floor quickly and get people in the mood for a real party!
i believe uses dubby drums and an infectious vocal to really tear things apart before dropping into a melodic synth section that will make anyone move. tantras melodic groove synths help this early morning track really come into its own before the main melodic section, accompanied by strings, will take any clubber to their own dimension
the fantastic 1995 compilation of madonna ballads, including *take a bow, *crazy for you*, *live to tell* and the collaboration with massive attack on *i want you*. a rare and classic release now reissued on 180 gram vinyl.
part 1 of 4 , recorded live in slovenia on march 30th 2013 this double cd release captures john laying down an intense peak time set spread over 2 cds, featuring 27 tracks of techno and tech house including the likes of the chemical brothers, booka shade, boys noize, josh wink, len faki, deetron and pig&dan to name a few.
the black madonna returns to home taping with another classic release in the making! we still believe captures that early sound of chicago when you could still hear the euro and italo influences as they were re-interpreted through the beat boxes & synthesisers of the windy city, and made to jack. on the flip, home taping favourite the revenge delivers his own take on that classic sound with an understated and yet pumping rework. packed full of authentic beatbox sounds and warehouse style keys, it works it to the boom boom. last but not least, the black madonna finishes off the package with say my name - a dirty, menacing and incessant groove that makes out like a wild new street dance that just got turned loose. the black madonna is here to stay!
the black madonna hits home taping hard with her first release on the label >alright this morning<. coming from the middle of nowhere, but now based in the attic of a house in chicago that used to be the home of over 50 dance labels, she likes her music to do the talking and admires the anonymity and musical militancy of acts like underground resistance. having being brought up working in the music industry as an apprentice doing this, that and everything and helping to run labels, she actually refused to let anyone hear her work for years with masters gathering dust and never seeing the light of day. until now when, after the encouragement of a producer friend to get her stuff out there and a chance find by home taping of a few tracks online one day, she has now found a place where she feels at home. the first of a string of releases on home taping sees the jubilant and heavily chicago-influenced >alright this morning< released along with a remix by one of her favourite new producers, nicholas from italy. the rest is history and up to you ...
the grand master form greece throws in all the goodies he has collected in his toolbox, spiced up with slashing white noise, and modulation sounds and nice echoing spaces … mihalis safras has created once again a splendid techno ep.
played by: sian, adam beyer, martin eyerer, dave seaman/ steve parry, steve lawler, taster peter, orde meikle/ slam, max cooper, dubfire, michel de hey, mark reeve, ekkohaus, toni d, intu:itiv, arjun vagale, dj 3000, grunbox, zidan, tom wax ...
italian-born luigi madonna made his name in his home town of naples with early eps released by loose records, kondens, analytic trail, mkt catching the ear of many established techno stars before his original productions and remixes for the likes of material and drumcode began punctuating a succession of plus 8 / minus boss richie hawtins dj sets in recent months. and so hawtin has now called upon the producer to step up for his debut ep on the plus 8 imprint, throughout which madonna explores streamlined and stripped back grooves of the sort perfectly befitting the outlook of the label.
after a big release from sweet n candy, amazing records continue their roll with a superb 2 year of amazing records sampler. a compilation more than a standard release, the music is supplied by mihalis safras, toni rios & andre walter, marko nastic, m.in & jonas, luigi madonna, simone tavazzi, sweet n candy, maurizio vitiello, matthew hoag, marka t, luca morris, mauro alpha & dalbe, mladen tomic, alberto pascual and a track from the label heads minicoolboyz!
to help our djs, we have split the compilation into two parts, the first one more tech house and the second one more techno. enjoy!