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A Very Chicago House Tribute to the 808 & Ikutaro Kakehashi

Classic Chicago House Music lore about borrowing Marshall Jefferson's 808 and Tyree's "I Fear The Night."

Louie Vega Brings the Disco Heat from Sylvester

Three remixes of Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Heat)" continues Louie Vega's romp through disco's attic.

Louie Vega’s NYC DISCO is a New Classic

When I heard Louie's confirmation that he was indeed going to release a disco album, I knew it would be good. Everyone did. But the usual pre-release hype aside, NYC Disco is a new classic.
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Garage Favorites from Plastik People’s Collections #6

Hi Times, DB Selective and Ruff Trax get repressed on shimmering black wax by Marc Cotterell's Plastik People.
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D’Julz Edits a Chicago House Classic from Liz Torres

It was once D'Julz's secret weapon and now you can add it to your arsenal too. Chicago House legends Master C&J with Liz Torres released Queen B**** in 1992; all five tracks on the...

Various: The Best of Glenn “Sweety G” Toby

If there's an award for the artist that appeared on the most old school smash hits released without his name on the label, Glenn "Sweety G" Toby would win on the first ballot.

Four LP Reissue of the Quintessential Spencer Kincy

The Beginning from Another Day shows every side of Spencer Kincy aka Gemini's multifaceted music talents.
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Kerri Chandler: The Thing for Linda 2010 (Downtown 161)

Repressed for the masses, Kerri Chandler's The Thing For Linda 2010 has grown 10 times more brilliant and bright in my eyes since first released.

It’s Time To Jack Again

Chip E on Carl Cox remaking Time To Jack and Chicago House Music lore of Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy in the studio.
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24Hour Experience: Part Two: More Dub Essentials

Under this bland title Grant Nelson wrapped up two of the best UK Garage tracks ever made.

Chuck Roberts Proclaims the 10 Commandments of House

The legendary vocalist Chuck Roberts - the Voice of House Music - came down with 10 commandments in hand...

Boris Midney: Companion

It's rare that any recording tugs my heartstrings in so many directions. Companion is an ensemble group brought together by Soviet-born Jazz composer Boris Midney in 1981, featuring Charmaine on vocals. He is behind...

You Can Be In The Video by the Voice of House Music’s Greatest Anthem

Chuck Roberts is working with Terry Hunter and Monique Bingham and shooting a video for their new single in Chicago.
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Kalani Bob & Remegel: Deep Breath & Dreaming Of Brie

From the two volume Cheese & Pickle EPs: a technicolor explosion of sound from the most minimal framework in these UKG classics.
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Lost Remix of Colonel Abrams’ “I’m Not Gonna Let” Surfaces

Victor Simonelli's tribute to the late Colonel Abrams featuring a previous unreleased remix from Bassline Records' mid-1990s version of I'm Not Gonna Let You.

When Parris Mitchell Did UK Garage

A B-side from Parris Mitchell (as Victor Romeo) became an unlikely UK Garage smash thanks to these remixes from Scott Garcia, Mark Yardley & Ray Hurley.
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Italo Classics by KASSO Get Re-Edited by Jellybean Benitez

An Italo classic, New York and Chicago House staple from Best Record worked over by Jellybean Benitez with a magic that never loses its touch.

Best Record Italy Found an Unreleased Edit of Klein & MBO’s The Theme

Klein + MBO was Chicago House before there was Chicago House. Best Record is reissuing The MBO Theme with an instrumental edit previously only heard on quarter inch tape.

“Ghetto Disco” Is the Quintessential TK Disco Song

A former blues singer named Ted Taylor brings all the soul and pathos of a modern day electric troubadour to the disco smash GHETTO DISCO, just reissued from TK Disco.
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Classic Label Cyclo Reissues and Remixes Rednail Kidz

The Derrick Carter and Chris Nazurka collaboration "Do My Thing" gets remixed by Mystic Bill, Hallo Halo, Your Only Friend and Nacho Marco. There ain't a human being on Planet Earth that can say they...

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The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

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