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Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini9: Heading Into Tomorrow/Polarity Shift (Sound Warrior)

Hakim Murphy turned me on to a ton of great records in the year he was writing for 5 Magazine. His review of Jenifa Mayanja's full length Walking In The Shadows LP was such...
Boo Williams

Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....
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Spirit of the Black 808: Invasion of the Black Bass

Sometime between Record Store Day and Summer, Spirit of the Black 808 will release at least an album's worth of material on two labels. Combined, the two EPs - Infroduction on Hizou and this...
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Marc King: Ever Forward (FXHE)

At a time when most American labels are having trouble getting records pressed, the greatest problem Omar S and FXHE are having is keeping them in stock. As of May 2015, Detroit's FXHE has...
Robert Hoodvideo

It’s Robert Hood’s World and We’re Just Living In It

So this is how it went: Robert Hood returned to Movement in May, dropped the remixes of the best track on the debut Floorplan album, Paradise, the week of, and then backslapped the masses...

Listen to Miruga’s Marvelous “Be Free”

You can hear a certain song for 5 seconds and it feels like you've been listening to it your whole life. That's how I felt about "Be Free" from Miruga's EP of the same...
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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...

Bai-ee and Johnny Fiasco: How Deep

How Deep is a tour de force from Chicago exile Bryan Bai-ee, taking you from the floor and secret cubbyholes of the Red Dog to the rooftop afterhours where the night lingers and is...
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Chez Damier, Eddie Leader and Tomson Team Up for I Am With You

Hudd is ten years into this, and Eddie Leader really isn't the same guy that he was at the start. I don't know if that applies to him personally, but as an artist and...
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Will Azada: Proper Traxx EP

Will Azada has a touch, a style distinctive enough that you can differentiate his tracks from the stack by ear alone. The first clue: they're really, really good. The Proper Traxx EP is something of an...
Alinka

Alinka Says You’re Basic

There are at least a few people in this thing determined to Keep House Music Weird. Chicago's Alinka is one of them. She debuts an EP for Get Up that is destined to become...
Andre Harrisvideo

Andre Harris: 10 Things Not to Say to a DJ

Chicago's Andre Harris is at it again with a new track that finally voices the questions and remarks that DJs get from some self-centered patrons. I must say that the things mentioned by Mr....
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Junia: The Next Level EP (Magnetic Recordings)

Sometimes I truly don't understand why it's so hard to sell audiences on what I call straight-up House Music. I use that phrase to describe a sound that stretches across and uses multiple subgenres...

Franck Roger: Home Invasion 006

Home Invasion is Franck Roger’s main outlet for new production these days, and he attacks his work with the joy of a man whose beloved hobby has become lucrative enough that he could quit...

Franck Roger’s Home Invasion Hits Number 7

Every month I say that's enough, Franck Roger, it's time to give someone else a spin. And then every month I find another Franck Roger track that I want to share with you. Despite...
Master C&J

D’Julz Edits a Chicago House Classic from Liz Torres

It was once D'Julz's secret weapon and now you can add it to your arsenal too. Chicago House legends Master C&J with Liz Torres released Queen B**** in 1992; all five tracks on the...

Various: Delusions of Grandeur 50

On first listen the Delusions of Grandeur 50th release brings to mind several descriptors like spacey, mysterious, smooth, funky, weird, super sexy, quirky and groovy. After listening a few more times I'd add...

T. Mixwell: Grit Grime

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Azee Project: Traveling in Africa (Abicah Soul Remix)

The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones...

Bryan Jones: Face It EP

A sneaky, sinister bassline punctuates the original mix of the title track of Bryan Jones' new Face It EP on his own Control Recordings. The live vocal sample works perfectly - it's just a...

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