An impossible task but 10 tracks make for a fine vol 1 in an r2 records collection called Karizma Klassics.
Three generations of dance music DJs, producers & fans have been enlightened by the funky, souled'up testament of Victor Simonelli. a new collection focuses attention on his deeply influential early '90s house tracks.
This is fine, fine work: exactly like you'd imagine a mid-'90s Def Mix remix of the Goodie Mob classic would sound, with Uncle Chucc giving a tremendous performance interpreting Cee-Lo Green's legendary vocals.
Normalize artists moving away from Berlin. Start with Gratts. Having an optimistic outlook, "Sun Circles" is framed as a welcome to South Australia rather than a kiss off to techno disneyland, and indeed you can feel the sun's rays on his skin on the original mix of the single released by Be Strong Be Free.
Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur add a new sibling to the label family. Tom Roberts on the launch of Cyphon Recordings.
Garage, grime and UKG-adjacent stuff from Wilfy D, OH91, DJ Polo and Sir Hiss on Idle Hands record shop's private label.
Jojo Baby, original club kid, artist and nightlife icon whose fame spread from Chicago to the world, has passed away.
Rolling drums, grooving baselines and dubby reverb for days: two talented cats from Berlin are Antic Soul and their new EP Apnea includes Jon Hester on a cinematic remix.
Sparks that continue to fly from Louie Vega's Expansions in the NYC album, even years later with these tasty extended cuts on wax and digital.
The band cites an urgent need for "capacity to meet the massive demand" for vinyl in their purchase of Furnace Record Pressing. Furnace in Alexandria, Virginia is a one-stop shop also handling mastering, print, packaging and mailing for labels and artists.
You have very little time to nab one of the few copies of 7th Heaven, Ron Trent's 2014 tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles.
A Chicago preservation group has listed the site of legendary house music club The Warehouse as one of Chicago's "7 most endangered" buildings and destinations for 2023.
Alland Byallo one of the few producers I can think of who doesn't just continue to produce at a high level but is elevating higher all the time. Fill Light Shine reaches higher still.
DJ Swisha and Kush Jones drop a throwback to the early '90s fuzzy lo-fi Chicago tracks on a Bandcamp Friday release.
Slinky soul zapped with THC fuzz, the Mar-A-Lago EP features Declan McDermott and even a cameo on the drums by Black Loops.
This week's featured 5 Mag mix from Irish DJ and producer Tr One - a bangin deep house set featuring tracks from Specter, Santiago Salazar, Moodymann, Levon Vincent, Delano Smith and more.
The tracks from Rosa Anschütz's Goldener Strom album leave a mark. New remixes from Aasthma & Umfang build upon a priceless collection of strikingly beautiful, ethereal music.
Hot Mix 5 and Chicago house music DJ pioneer Julian "Jumpin" Perez, who was backed by the police union, is trailing by more than 20% with only late arriving mail-in ballots left to be counted in his controversial race for Chicago alderman.
121 people died at two nightclub tragedies in Chicago and Rhode Island just 3 days apart.
What is Azura? Who are they? You won't find much info, but their music makes them sound like some hardcore fans of the often overlooked "Italo dream house" world - a microgenre prominent in Italy from 1989 through the early '90s, a blend of Chicago-style house seasoned with a "Mediterranean patina."