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#ListenUp Chicago House Meets UKG on Soledrifter’s Spirited “Let Me Sing”

The hidden gem on a diamond-studded vinyl release, Garage Connection, from Hi! Energy Records and also featuring tracks from Lombard Street and Melodymann.

#ListenUp Rare Groovin’ Electro Unearthed by Pittsburgh’s Was/Is

The 1997 Phreax release Jitterballz resurfaces on a gorgeous reissue by Pittsburgh's Was/Is imprint.

#ListenUp Nat Wendell Attains Deep House Virtuosity on The Blues

Coming this month on black wax from a dealer near you: Nat Wendell's gorgeous The Blues EP on Courtesy of Balance.

#ListenUp Hamburg 3011 is the Kind of Track the Word “Vibing” Was Made For

Felix Leifur's new EP for Dirt Crew is adventurous, forward-thinking and extremely dancefloor friendly.

#ListenUp Get Woke to Niko Marks on This New Detroit Techno Compilation

The world has been sleeping on Niko Marks' tracks and we're going to start kicking at the foot of the bed to wake them the hell up.

#ListenUp Andy Compton & Peng Return to Vinyl with California Dreaming

Listen to the dazzling new album California Dreaming from Andy Compton presents Blue Dream.

#ListenUp Ken Hayakawa’s Lost from Stripped Down Records

Remixes from John Tejada and Whitesquare feature prominently on Stripped Down 004 from Austrian Ken Hayakawa but it's on the ambient sound design of "Lost" that he shines.
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#ListenUp Chosen Few Founder Wayne Williams Beats the Box on No Mountain

No Mountain is another Wayne Williams record - part of the growing discography of original releases from the original Chicago House DJs for Terry Hunter's T's Crates.

#ListenUp Inspiring Techno on Oktave’s V/A Visions 01

Visions 01, the first Oktave Records complation features five tracks from five producers with a special connection to Jeff Derringer's label and techno residency.

#ListenUp Stompin’ House Tracks from Russian Producer Baltimore Chop

Baltimore Chop is not from Baltimore and has probably never played baseball, but the Russian producer has a preternatural understanding of house on this weird acid, NYC vocal and Chicago house stomper.
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#ListenUp Electronic Jazz Supergroup Spiral Deluxe Drops Voodoo Magic

The Jeff Mills project drops an electrifying debut album, featuring Jeff Mills on drums, Gerald itchell on keys, Yumiko Ohno on the Moog, Kenji Hino on bass.

#ListenUp Hifi Sean & Paris Grey are Lost Without U

"Lost Without U" finds Hifi Sean teaming up with the legendary vocalist from Inner City, Paris Grey, for a lab-born golem of funk.

#ListenUp Thomas Barnett’s “French Loop” Will Blow Up Your Dancefloor

Thomas Barnett's catalog is full of delights, from the exposure of his work on the classic "Nude Photo" through his Groove Slave and work on his Visillusion label in the present.

#ListenUp – Dazzling Ron Trent Remix of Kyoto Jazz Sextet’s “Rising”

Listen to the dazzling brass and electric groove of Ron Trent's remix of Kyoto Jazz Sextet's "Rising" forthcoming on Local Talk.

Locked Club & Private Persons Speak Out on Club Closures in Russia

Locked Club's Svoboda is an answer to the "raids, shutdowns of clubs and major festivals" in Russia.
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#ListenUp Jody Watley Shares Brian Power Remix of The Passion

Jody Watley teases a soulful Brian Power remix of her soul single The Passion by Jody Watley & SRL, out September 28 2018.

#ListenUp Lay-Far’s New Album Dropping August 24

Lay-Far's 3rd LP WAR IS OVER features collabs with Stee Downes, Recloose, Phil Gerus, Andy Compton and Pete Simpson.

#ListenUp Jamie 3:26 Drops a Sweet Stomping Remix of Calendar

Jamie 3:26's highly desired edit of Calendar's Comin' On Strong is reissued - and then the reissue is reissued - on BBE from the A Taste of Chicago sampler.

#ListenUp The Passion of Rick Wade

Detroit deep house magician Rick Wade is in rare form on Passion Play from Shall Not Fade.

#ListenUp Salsoul Gets Re-Imagined, Remixed and Remade

DJ Spinna, Kai Alce, Mark Grusane, Specter, Ge-Ology and Twice & Volcov make up Murderer's Row of remixers working over disco classics from the Salsoul Records catalog.

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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.

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