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Daniel Bortz to release new album, STAY, on Friday

Daniel Bortz will release STAY, his first album in 7 years this week on Permanent Vacation - listen to two tracks ahead of the release.

#ListenUp: Victor Simonelli Releases a Record 21 Years In The Making

Victor Simonelli has some unfinished business on his old West Side Records imprint - a record more than 21 years in the making.

#ListenUp Jask Mixes Tortured Soul’s Undercover Remixes Album

"Undercover Remixes" features 13 Tortured Soul tracks remixed by Fred Everything, Chuck Love, DJ Spinna, Dimitri From Paris, Eric Kupper, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Quentin Harris, JKriv, the late Ethan White and more.
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#ListenUp Karizma/Kaytronik Remixes Atjazz & Jullian Gomes’ LOVE ME

Love Me: Hypnotic 12" remixes by the master artist Karizma on black wax from Atjazz.
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#ListenUp Ninna V Going Over The Edge

Portuguese techno provocateur Ninna V dropped this two track EP last month and if techno is a thing you like then "Over The Edge" is something you need to get.
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Soul OD: Coflo Debuts Lux on Local Talk

Imagine Manhattan Transfer got into Daft Punk's vocoder collection and you have a very basic idea of where Coflo is taking this new EP on Local Talk.
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8 Funk & Disco gems curated by Chez Damier & Camille, edited by Nico...

The Makeup is a wild compilation of bright rarities from the '70s and '80s loved up by Adeen Records, Chez Damier and Camille and mixed by Nico Lahs.

#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.

#ListenUp Deep Beats from South Africa’s KaySoul

South African producer KaySoul sets a deep and magical mood on "4th & 6th," the lead track from his new The Prosimians EP out now from Tooman Records.
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#ListenUp Hear the Opening Track from Andrew Emil’s New Change Request Album

Desolate Diligence leads off the 10 track RiteOnRed from Change Request aka Andrew Emil, out on Dufflebag Recordings July 19.
Aathee Kisses TomCat Trumpet Besos EP

#ListenUp Brassy Grooves from Aathee and TomCat Trumpet on Besos

Kisses showcases the Chicago label and production team Aathee with some live vibes from TomCat Trumpet.
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#ListenUp Dark Techno on Golbon Moltaji’s “Karané”

Low Noise Productions suits up with the intriguing dark techno of the Ekur EP from "DJ, live performer and visual artist from Tehran," Golbon Moltaji.
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Andrew Emil releases 34 track remix collection

New comp from S&S Records showcases Chicago producer Andrew Emil's remix work for the Steve "Silk" Hurley and DJ Skip-owned label's back catalog.

#ListenUp: Garrett David Makes a Return to Titonton’s Residual

Garrett David's "Simple Flourish" joins tracks by Todd Sines, Titonton Duvante and Andreas Saag and Fym on fresh vinyl from Residual.
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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 Journey to the Center of the Soul with Gullen on Sumatra

Mobilee has another huge record on their hands with Sumatra, the title track of a new EP from Gullen.
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#ListenUp Waajeed and Candi Lindsey Team Up for Powerful HEAVY

Who else is making house music like this right now? Who actually can? Waajeed always comes correct but from the direction you least expect, as on Heavy from his new Ten Toes Down EP featuring Candi Lindsey.
Supercinema records Foreign Material

#ListenUp Supercinema Records Has a Soundtrack for the Quarantine Age

Supercinema Records' third release by Foreign Material is vibey, atmospheric techno for empty urban streets.
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Tom Moulton remixes Michael The Lion & Amy Douglas on Get It On

We're here for this. The legendary Tom Moulton reinvents the 2017 Michael The Lion and Amy Douglas collaboration into a new classic on Soul Clap Records.

#ListenUp Ultra Mega Timeless Vibes on Lance D’s Silicon Prairie

This style of deep tech house will never go out of style, and Lance Desardi is a master of it. The new Silicon Prairie EP showcases his skills, most of all on the retrofuturisitic "Towns Told Me So." Out now from the ultra-quirky We Will Always Be A Love Song label.

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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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