New Classics

Vintage, influential, rare: pick two. The New Classics are house music and electronic music tracks of a decent age that we discovered, re-discovered or just love to play.

Teflon Dons featuring Gregory Porter Tomorrow People album art

Worldship drops 25th anniversary reissue of “Tomorrow People” featuring Gregory Porter

"Tomorrow People" was acclaimed vocalist Gregory Porter's first record ever - and the original session was done in a single take.
Orbital live 2023 by Manja Williams

Electronic music pioneers Orbital reissue their debut Green Album

Orbital's Green Album reissue with vinyl and CD deluxe boxsets with previously unreleased tracks and splatter vinyl for Record Store Day.

Reissue: After a quarter century Sarasota is still, somehow, gettin’ hot

Close your eyes and you're there again: standing amid the broken toilets and dimebags on the tiles at whatever club was the hot place in 1996 but which you had a vague suspicion was no longer quite so hot in 1997.
Pleasure Joyous album art

Revisiting Pleasure’s mid-’70s jazz funk classic “Joyous”

Harold Heath on the vinyl reissue of Pleasure's classic 1977 album Joyous, reissued on 180 gram vinyl from Craft Recordings.
Alexander Robotnick Problemes d'amour Moodymann remix

Moodymann, Carl Craig remix Alexander Robotnick’s seminal “Problemes D’Amour”

The surprise sleeper hit of an illustrious career - Alexander Robotnick was already working on video art, soundtracks and world music when it began to gain a cult audience - "Problemes" has been reissued many times but never quite like this.
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A Stellar Reissue: Dave Angel’s Original Man / Quarter Pounder

Here is a record from back in the day that you really, really can play today. Could. Should.
Gloria Scott Promised Land Joe Smooth cover album artvideo

Gloria Scott covers Joe Smooth’s house music classic “Promised Land”

Legendary soul and disco vocalist Gloria Scott takes on a stone cold house music classic on this 7" cover of "Promised Land" produced by Andrew McGuinness for Acid Jazz.
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Deep Inside: Todd Edwards on remixing the classics

30 years after first hearing it on the floor of Sound Factory Bar, Todd Edwards remixes one of the best ever made: Hardrive aka Louie Vega's "Deep Inside."
ron hardy

A Tribute to Ron Hardy & the Muzik Box

From DJ M-Traxxx aka Manny Cuevas, a longtime DJ and old school Chicago house enthusiast comes this tribute to Ron Hardy and Chicago's legendary Muzik Box nightclub.
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Spray launches with a reissue from Los Angeles rave scene legends Dimension 23

New label Spray launches with Dimension 23 and a blast from the analog days of LA's rave scene.
Vincent Floyd Cruising album art

Vincent Floyd reissues the Chicago cult classic “Cruising”

Bootleggers be damned: the single best example of Vincent Floyd's deep, hypnotic and atmospheric sound gets a classy reissue.
Roy Davis Jr Blacklight Exposure album art

Groovin’ reissues the Roy Davis, Jr. classic “Tha Black Light Exposure”

Another treasure from the vaults of Roy Davis, Jr, unearthed and edified on black wax by Groovin' Records in Italy.
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Kenny Dope, Moodymann, Francois K & more remix Sun Palace’s classic Rude Movements

One of David Mancuso's Loft classics and "major influence for DJs such as Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Kenny Dope" the classic Rude Movements gets worked over by an all-star roster of remixers for BBE.
Iz & Diz Strong James Solace Remix album artwork

What Goes Around launches with remix of Iz & Diz classic “Strong”

What Goes Around launches and misfires with a remix of the stronger-than-steel Iz & Diz Chicago house classic "Strong."
Hot Mix 5 and B96 Mixmasters

For the old school heads: the Hot Mix 5 & B96 Mixmasters headline a drive-in house...

Farley Jackmaster Funk, Bad Boy Bill, Julian Jumpin Perez and more headline a Chicago house music radio reunion this weekend in Bridgeview.
Delano Smith Constellation Norm Talley Detroit 2step album artwork

Sushitech reissues Delano Smith & Norm Talley’s Constellation / Detroit 2-Step

Probably one of the greatest deep house 10" records of the last decade, Sushitech beats back the hoarders with a reissue of the 2009 split release with Delano Smith's "Constellation" backed by Norm Talley's "Detroit 2-Step."
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Reissue Alert: “Ocean Between Us” from Wamdue Kids

This mysterious reissue of "Ocean Between Us" is a periodic reminder that Wamdue Kids was a seriously brilliant group that we keep forgetting.
Angel Moraes

Essential Angel Moraes: Life In Stereo

The journey is the reward: Angel Moraes leaves behind a staggering legacy in the house music scene. Here are 16 tracks we love best.
Ugly Music reissue

Vintage label Ugly Music returns as Joe Claussell remixes Underground Evolution

Seminal label Ugly Music is back from the great warehouse in the sky with two tracks from Robert Grillo, "one of the best producers to make way too little music."
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UK radio station scolded for playing Lil Louis’ “French Kiss”

UK regulator Ofcom seeks to protect children from the "prolonged sounds of sexual moaning" from DJ Lil Louis' Chicago house classic "French Kiss."

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