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Boo Williams

Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....

Specter: The Gooch (Sound Signature)

This is like reading the back of a pack of Chinese firecrackers: light quickly and run away. Drop the needle anywhere, at any point on any of the three tracks of Specter's new EP...
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Lee Mills – Hands Together (Fresh Meat Records)

I can mark time by Fresh Meat's records. I've written more about this label than any other, and the last five or six years has seen the beginning and end of relationships, friendships, personal...
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Marc King: Ever Forward (FXHE)

At a time when most American labels are having trouble getting records pressed, the greatest problem Omar S and FXHE are having is keeping them in stock. As of May 2015, Detroit's FXHE has...

Bai-ee and Johnny Fiasco: How Deep

How Deep is a tour de force from Chicago exile Bryan Bai-ee, taking you from the floor and secret cubbyholes of the Red Dog to the rooftop afterhours where the night lingers and is...

Listen to Miruga’s Marvelous “Be Free”

You can hear a certain song for 5 seconds and it feels like you've been listening to it your whole life. That's how I felt about "Be Free" from Miruga's EP of the same...
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Spirit of the Black 808: Invasion of the Black Bass

Sometime between Record Store Day and Summer, Spirit of the Black 808 will release at least an album's worth of material on two labels. Combined, the two EPs - Infroduction on Hizou and this...
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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...

Double 99: RIP Groove (Satellite 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Double 99 RIP Groove from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

Ursula 1000 and Lady Bunny Blast Off!

About nine years ago, there was a music festival on Northerly Island in Chicago called MOVE. It's mostly remembered for being tragically ahead of its time and for later being confused with Movement, which...

Beyond Words, Beyond Luck: Travelin’ Music Vol 3

I guarantee you're not going to hear an album like this anywhere else. Not possible. Chicago's Beyond Luck (a core group of Radius, DJ Moppy and Kenny Keys though with many more friends, family...

Closer To Truth: Chapter Two

Various Artists strikes again with an EP that's more of a label sampler and nearly as long as an album from the dynamic new label Closer To Truth. Launched with a series of free...
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Urulu & Steve Huerta: 25 Cent Color EP

This record is incredibly sexy - something that never goes out of style and inevitably gets better with age. Knowing nothing about Urulu and Steve Huerta, hearing the music and observing track names...
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Dimitri From Paris Remixes “Kill The Lights” from TV Show Vinyl

I haven't watched a minute of Vinyl, HBO's supposedly polarizing series, so whatever promotional juice they hope to squeeze out of their musical offerings (a track a week, or so they say) is probably...

Spencer Kincy aka Gemini: Imagine-A-Nation (Relief)

Spencer Kincy was at the top of his game in 1997 when he reached a peak of astonishing creativity, the likes of which had never and probably will never be seen again. In that...

Love and Logic and Joe Pompeo: Hot Business ft. Derrick Carter

Soup, the label from the long-running, innovative NYC party promoters features a few of our favorite people on their second release.

Art Feast and Kann Family’s Sister Cities EP

Old friends get you through hard times; new friends show you a good one. There's a concept behind the fourth release from Art Feast Records - it's a collaboration between artists from Leipzig and...
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Hey Don’t Take This Shit So Serious

Straight and to the point, as befits a record like "Don't Take This Shit So Serious": youANDme collaborate with Brothers Vibe on a fierce Deep House single from Finale Sessions. Powering up the microscope just...

DJ Kemit Releases the Together EP

Josh Milan's Honeycomb Music releases a project that does credit to the man, the label and the music.
Tape Hiss

Tape Hiss: In the Realms of the Unreal

Love Notes from Brooklyn drops Tape Hiss' In The Realms of the Unreal, seemingly inspired by Chicago outsider artist Henry Darger's 15,145 page opus.

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Serial Plagiarist FLOD Caught Again – and His Entire Discography May...

Dance music producer FLOD, aka Flavio Lodetti, was stealing tracks as early as 2010, and his entire discography may be based on fraud, deception and lies.
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Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

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