limited repress 2019 !!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.
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.
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 ...
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.
after releasing his sophomore long player we walked home together through fiakun, el_txef_a returns with a series of remix packs, the first bringing us to the darkest side of the album. not only is this the first remix ep part of a triptych, its also the start of a new label, forbidden colours. the forbidden colours label will provide a space for the basque producer to explore and share his musical vision. the ep starts off with eduardo de la calles take on claim of planet earth, pulling us through an impressive analogue journey. while the black madonna displays her particular vision of italo with some serious bassline action. permanent vacations lake people turn every day is blue monday into a mystical acid trip. the tel aviv based duo deepa & biri reinterpretate claim of planet earth into a deep yet gentle track. finally andres aguirre gives the love we lost brings the reworks home with a true dancefloor club mix. the vinyl release will be limited to 200 copies
the latest single taken from no fantasy required, blondes have more fun exemplifies tigas knack for deceptively deep songwriting and lush production. it is accompanied by a trio of remixers from contemporary electronica royalty: prolific swedish producer on-the-rise on part 1 jonas rathsman, running back boss gerd janson and and international house and techno breakout du jour, the black madonna on part 2.
mannequin records is proud to present a double lp and cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until 2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab, julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon, hope, the spike, preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
jerry williams jr. alias swamp dogg ist ein echter exzentriker unter den soul-legenden. in dem wissen, dass eine außergewöhnliche biographie die halbe miete ist, verlieh er sich nivht nur seinen spitznamen, sondern behauptete zeitlebens er habe nie die schule besucht (stimmt nicht!) und sei eines morgens aufgewacht und habe gewusst, er sei ein -musikalisches genie- (kommt schon eher hin). jedenfalls arbeitete er als produzent, songwriter und studio-musiker für andere soul-musiker, bevor er sich eigenen songs widmete. und obwohl musik-kritiker vergleiche zu curtis mayfield und quincy jones bemühten, war ihm der große erfolg doch nie beschieden. dazu war er dann doch eine nummer zu abgehoben.
heavily influenced by moodymann and andres, new home taping artist simba produces music that is full of soulful echoes, while still dripping in raw house music vibes. quality house music for the believers out there. nothing is too straight in the simba sound as fx drift around and subtle production touches come at you from all angles. vinyl hiss is as important as the kick drum and the overall atmosphere has that classic house music quality that can transport you instantly to another place. the black madonna was the one who drew attention to the rising talents of this young producer. so fittingly she delivers her own lost in chicago take on the original, which delights in the tracks edginess and the wonderful release of the main hooks
a double ep release from the classic music company, mixing together friends old and new from the label. recent signings to classic, no dial tone deliver their second original production to the imprint - standing still – a deep slow burning almost bjork-esq vocal record kicks off the a side. long time label cohort from the early bar rumba days, mathew herbert twists and turns the record into something completely herbert and ultimately classic in its make up. on the flip…long-time greenskeepers man james curd returns to classic with nothing short of a bump! gentle help is typical curd funk and now with added black madonna flavours. road tested relentlessly at the smart bar, the chicago native channels the essence of old dance mania records and funnels it into something typically a little left of centre. each track is uniquely different and recognisably classic.
nach digitalism & phoenix praesentiert das heissegehandelte, brasilianische dj-duo the twelves mit der neuen folge der mixserie -kitsune tabloid- einen definitiven anwaerter fuer das mixalbum des jahres! beruechtigt fuer ihre remixes, u.a. fuer m.i.a., la roux, aber auch fuer nirvana(!) und die beatles(!), liefert das dj/produzenten-duo the twelves aus rio de janeiro ein erstklassiges mixalbum auf dem pariser label kitsune ab. das tracklisting ist eine grandiose selektion aktueller trendsetter von siriusmo ueber juan maclean und daniel wang bis zongamin, dem aber ein feuerwerk an bislang unveroeffentlichten, exklusiven the twelves dubs ihrer juengsten remixes fuer solch angesagte hochkaraeter wie munk, metric, two door cinema club, french horn rebellion oder black strobe vorangeht. ob nu-disco, retro-house oder der ganze rest, the twelves bringen den funk zurueck auf den dancefloor! the twelves -kitsune tabloid- hat das zeug zum mixalbum des jahres!
chris reece spielt in seinem neuen album gekonnt mit den syles: house, progressive elemente und trancige klänge sind hier perfekt abgestimmt und mit gast-vocals von nadia ali, sam obernik und colton ford ein wahrer ohrenschmaus nicht nur für armada-fans!
tracks by the likes of usher, madonna, kid rock and so on spiced up by top-producers like mark roberts, jim thias, stacy mier and more - grap your copy and burn down some floors! this is ultimix #140 - no simple bedroom dj edits here but high-level productions including intros and breaks!
100% dj mixes!!! includes madonna feat timberlake & timbaland, beyonce, snoop dogg, jay z feat timbaland, donnie klang feat diddy, mahagani feat the game, mariah carey feat rick ross & dream and kardinal offishall
mashup blends, breaks & loops vol 3 feat sean kingston feat the 50s, timbaland vs new order, nelly furtado vs the soulsonic force, diddy vs steve winwood, mims vs down, timbaland vs madonna, usher vs felli fel and dj r cue
der umtriebige frankfurter dj, produzent und running back-labelbetreiber gerd janson hat sich zu einem der profiliertesten connaisseure und trendsetter der elektronischen musik mit weltweiter ausstrahlung entwickelt, was nun in einer eigenen fabric-cd-ausgabe gipfelt. auf dieser bietet janson ein stilsicheres, fabelhaft fliessendes mixset aus cosmic-disco und acid-house, das sommerliche sonnenauf- und untergänge perfekt in szene setzt.
mannequin records is proud to present a cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab, julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon, hope, the spike, preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
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