while their sporadic appearance remains a frustration, it s hard to find fault with boe recordings halal prepared series of eps. this third installment of the series, which lands 12 months after it s predecessor, contains another quarter of high quality deep house jams. the real highlights - to our ears, at least - are the two tracks that doff a cap to classic detroit techno, whilst keeping their feet firmly rooted in deep house. both -star struck- by chicago deep and havantepe s -plane waves- capture the retro-futurist spirit and stargazing electronics associated with the motor city perfectly. elsewhere, keep an eye out for taelue s -desolate dreams-, which offers a bittersweet trip into ultra-deep house territory.
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
after profound synthesis, fundamental sounds return to the game with another special ep, warrios of xian. the first emperor of china built the xian warriors because he thought that those warriors could re-incarnate and return to life in this world or another. this record embodies that transcendental spirit, taking the ethos of that old chicago sound and letting it live on through the new word of some of its modern natives and far flung global brothers. at its centre is the dance floor.
the third installment of silent movie sounds series features music from four producers each delivering a different cut of deep, hypnotic music. japanese artist mituo shiomi is a regular on simoncino s hotmix records. he kicks off the va with a mesmerizing house track. fresh from his ep on fina records, detroit-based producer appian contributes a thumping track to this 12inch. russian producer alex danilov returns to rhr with a love story to acid. last but not least, the chicagobased coowner of perpetual rhythms, nick marshall aka taelue closes the ep with a deep and emotional track with a solid kick and smooth synth lines.