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#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.
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#ListenUp Pezzner Remixes Rick Wade from the new Timeless Remix EP

And he's joined by Vintage Future and Tresilo (Ben Long, Esteban Adame and Oliver Way) for venerable Belgian label Elypsia.
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Billie Ray Martin to release lost Frankie Knuckles mixes of Electribe 101’s “Heading For...

Frankie Knuckles' remixes of Electribe 101's "Heading For The Night" were shelved but will appear on vinyl in July.
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Eddie Niguel’s Integrity Records Launches New “The Other Side” Series

Singapore label Integrity Records launches "The Other Side," a new b-side series November 21.

#ListenUp: Rhapsodise with Ben Gomori

Rhapsodise is a spectacular organ and vocal jam from Ben Gomori, the title track of a new EP from Gomori on resurgent dance music powerhouse Peppermint Jam.

#ListenUp Two Lost Arthur Baker Tracks Resurrected on REACHIN’

Found on 1/4" tape, Hifi Sean and Yam Who edit them and nothing can touch Arthur Baker and Minnie Gardner's "Reachin'" and "Good Good Lovin'."
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#ListenUp Pontchartrain Invokes Ancestral Funk Spirits on AFTERLIFE

Debuted as a dubplate at the Red Bull Stage of Movement 2016, AFTERLIFE makes a fair claim to being one of the REAL anthems of the summer.
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Lost ’90s Electro on a New Album from The Advent

"Vast" has a swagger that could score a reboot of Escape From New York. It's the best track from The Advent's album of previously unreleased electro from the 1990s, Life Cycles.
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#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 Deep Dive with JT Donaldson on FACES

One of the best to ever do it does it again for Mark Farina's Great Lakes Audio. JT Donaldson's FACES EP takes its place in the producer's unrivaled discography of deep house tracks.
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#ListenUp Disco Fire from ESCORT for New Album City Life

New video, new single, new album, new tour - "City Life" from Escort, America's favorite live disco band.
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#ListenUp Anaxander, Azuni Lead Cinthie’s 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts 2 EP

"For Cinthie" and "Uranus" are two of the incredible deep and techy tracks from two of Europe's savants, Anaxander and Azuni aka Washerman, on the latest V/A EP from Cinthie's 803 Crystal Grooves.
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#ListenUp Soul survivor Jamie Lidell teams up with Lorenz Rhode for “Sandpaper”

Eight years after they dropped "Any Kind of Pressure" on Kitsuné, producer Lorenz Rhode and vocalist Jamie Lidell are teaming up again for a new single called "Sandpaper" on Dirt Crew Recordings.
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#ListenUp Detroit’s Filthiest Celebrates 20 Years of Motor City Electro Co.

Motor City Electro Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary - and what a fitful two decades it's been. "Celebration" features Megan Shackell on vocals - disco house to bang the box.
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#ListenUp The Whistle Song’s Paul Shapiro Plays on Deep88’s HARMONY

The new mix of Deep88's HARMONY features a stunning and evocative performance on flute from Paul Shapiro, who played on Frankie Knuckles' The Whistle Song.

Listen to Ron Trent’s Spellbinding Remix of AFRO PARTY

Ron Trent's remix of "Afro Party" by Chicago Afrobeat Project with the immortal Afropop legend TONY ALLEN dropped this week on Future Rootz.

#ListenUp Private Persons Showcases Stunning 6 Track EP from Art Crime

Memoirs of Naive from Art Crime is bursting with beauty, from emotional techno through deep house on into disconnected and ethereal ambience. Out in July 2018 on vinyl from Private Persons in Russia.

#ListenUp Nat Wendell Organizes Another Beat Down on Renditions

New wax from Nat Wendell, Renditions is all about the drums and the serpentine bassline that coils around them.

#ListenUp The Passion of Rick Wade

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

#ListenUp I’LL TAKE YOU is an Insane Jack Track from Dennis Quin

Rejected drops an electrifying homage to the sounds of Chicago jack on I'll Take You by Dennis Quin.

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Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

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