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John Simmons All I Can Say Paul Johnson Remix

Veteran Chicago DJ John Simmons Makes His Debut on Tevo Howard’s Label

Long overdue! Veteran Chicago house DJ John Simmons breaks it down with his premiere release ALL I CAN SAY on Tevo Howard's label. Listen to the Paul Johnson remix now.
Anti Patriot

#ListenUp Anti Patriot’s Ideology is Aggro, Politically Charged Techno

New release from D-Knox's Sonic Mind is an EP of techno on the theme of physical disobedience from the mysterious "Anti-Patriot."
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Ethereal_Interface is releasing an album for cassette & VHS tape

Dream_Logs is a music and video collaboration from Modal_Plane and Sara Goodman debuting on cassette tape, VHS cassette and a chapbook.

#ListenUp Rabotat Records Launches with a Collaborative Techno Joint

Re-Animator from Ironfist and Madame de Fer is brutalism in sound and marks the debut of Rabotat Records from Los Angeles.
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#ListenUp The Southern Tap Into Some Serious Brainwave-Altering Shit on Rave on Mars

"Rave On Mars" is the best track on the new techno EP from The Southern, dropped from Prospect Records.

Garrett David Revisits The Queen! Tracks on Part II

The Queen Tracks Part 2, the sequel to the smash 2013 record, features Javonntte on "Clap Ya Hands" and is out next month from our favorite Chicago label Stripped & Chewed.
Martinez Brothers Fabric Presents

#ListenUp Louie Vega & the Martinez Brothers Team Up on LET IT GO

First appearing on their Fabric mix, The Martinez Brothers collaborate with Louie Vega and vocalist Marc E. Bassy on "Let It Go," out today on Cuttin' Headz.
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EscaFlowne Delivers the Punched Up Stimulus Pack

With sharper edges than a shattered beer bottle "Stronger" makes a devastating start to The Stimulus Pack, a new EP from EscaFlowne and out now on Sorry Records.
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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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#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.
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#ListenUp – Saine & Smith Play Some Dirty Games

Strike a match, light the wick and listen to this thing groove into a soulphonic frenzy stoked by a choice sample from Vincent Montana Jr's orchestra of disco wonders.
Absent DJ

#ListenUp Absent Channels Ancient Chicago Acid Jack on Armani’s Ghost

Absent makes his debut on Mark Broom's Beard Man label with devastating techno artillery on the Animate EP.
Peggy Gou Maurice Fulton Earth EP

#ListenUp Peggy Gou & Maurice Fulton Drop the Full Earth EP

The full Earth EP from Peggy Gou and Maurice Fulton is flush with hermetic cuts and left-field swerves.
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Detroit’s Filthiest dropping 8 spicy buds on Casa Voyager

Original, Not Cripsy, All Filthy: Detroit's Filthiest Returns on Casa Voyager with a new 12".

#ListenUp: Lay-Far & Pete Simpson Bang Classy Soul on Be The Change

Hear "Be The Change," the new single from Russian deep house savant Lay-Far and soul vox titan Pete Simpson from Lay-Far's next album and featuring a remix from Kid Sublime.

#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 Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca’s New Disco Jams

Dimitri from Paris and Italian supremo DJ Rocca team up for one of the rousing dancefloor anthems of the summer.
Andy Vaz Sankolige Javonntte Remix

Javonntte & Mimid Remix Andy Vaz’s Irresistible “Help Me”

Wewillalwaysbealovesong pairs one of the best remixers on the scene with one of the most supremely underrated producers on HELP ME, from Andy Vaz's Sankolige EP.
Roy Ayers Jazz Is Dead

#ListenUp The Amazing Roy Ayers is Coming Out With a New Album

Listen to the first two tracks from Jazz Is Dead 002 with Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, out in June.
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Soul Clap previews new album with the World EP

The passage of time nudges Soul Clap in a consciously more soulful and deep direction. The World EP is a glimpse into their future and ours.

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Andrew Emil: “The Creation Should Be The Reward”

Andrew Emil on his unique musical odyssey and compiling the edits for the gargantuan Chicago Sessions LP for S&S Records.
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