Terry Matthew

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Somebody painted over the Hubbard St. viaduct murals to Frankie Knuckles and Juice WRLD in Chicago. Nobody knows who, or why.
The third release from Funkyjaws' eponymous label passes the hat around and collects a wide variety of tracks from friends, who proceed to fuck the shit out of them with reconstructed 303s.
Making her debut with a two track deep house EP on Closer To Truth.
Hacking, Russian agents & a cybercrime boss with a love for the vibe: the strange story of Vyacheslav Penchukov, the DJ king of Donetsk.
Good food, good people, good house: The long running Chicago street festival returns to West Town July 7 through 9 2023 with the Chicago House DJ stage right in the middle of it all.
Smallville packs a lot of sound in a 12" and Dana Ruh packs a lot of energy in this four track release. Different Places Different Faces offers Ruh's take on modern but timeless deep house.
It was unanimous and if everything goes right The Warehouse will soon have landmark status in the city of Chicago.
Exit sign of a man who really wants to get out of here

Getting out of the inbox

The dopest music, we all know, lives in the margins - the hand-stamped white label, the disco/drone mix up, the strange music that comes from artists that don't sound like something we already love.
Though nobody could have guessed at the time, this would be the final record for Love Notes, one of our favorite labels and one of the best to emerge in the last half of the '10s.
A meeting this Thursday April 13 2023 will consider granting preliminary landmark status to the building that formerly housed The Warehouse, Frankie Knuckles' first Chicago residency where house music was born.
Slick beats and bubbly organs and they tickle like champagne and these form the basis for "Waiting," a collaboration between a supergroup of UK Garage producers including Todd Edwards, Matt Jam Lamont, Scott Diaz and MC Smasher.
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Frankie Vega: Pathway EP

Chicago techno condottiere Frankie Vega beats the box on Pathway, a three track EP from techno friendship society UKR.
The second volume of Kerri Chandler's archived material dropped in March and it's an eclectic mix of jazz-influenced, soulful, dubby masterworks.
Five tracks of perfectly shaped techno, grown in the hydroponic lead-tainted labs of Rockford, Akron or Flint or certainly from the blueprint sketched on formica countertops in one of those Midwest stations.
Launched during the pandemic, Aterral Records is one of the most exciting deep house labels to emerge this decade. In a little more than two years, Aterral has released a crate's worth of outstanding material amplifying a certain strain of deep house - those warm, richly textured deep grooves that leave behind a trace of spiritual resonance in the air. They call it "deep, life-affirming house, two-step and minimal," and that's what it is.
Elegant but stirring deep house from The Aquatic People on A Dancer's Guide, a handbook for deeper living from Paille Records.
Riot Fest's contentious relationship with residents around Douglass Park has put a spotlight on the privatization of Chicago's neighborhood green spaces, locking out local residents by for-profit festivals.
Bowyer has an upbeat and inventive take on dance music - poptimistic house produced so well the tracks are cut like diamonds, set in a dyed-in-the-Union Jack Britishism on Bob's Your Uncle.
The legendary Detroit producer is battling a rare and unpredictable form of bone cancer that is "difficult to contain and to treat."
An impossible task but 10 tracks make for a fine vol 1 in an r2 records collection called Karizma Klassics.


Beyond Heaven: Discovering the hidden history of Chicago house music

In Beyond Heaven, Mario Luna and publisher Brandon Johnson collect artwork from more than a decade of Chicago house music history, from the early days of legendary pioneers to lost icons of dance music.

The Delivery Men