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Constant State Debuts with Al Gobi’s Pueblo Grande

Constant State was launched with a series of artistic yet vaguely unnerving videos that reminded me of some of the creepy shit that you can find scraping the sides of YouTube with random search...

Cajmere and Gene Farris: The White Label EP

A visit to the Chicago nightlife in the early days of House gives us some very enjoyable moments. The production team of Cajmere and Gene Farris keeps those memories alive and well with another...
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Orazio Fantini: Back in 20 Minutes (Traxx Underground)

For Christ's sake, you spoil us. Traxx Underground follows up on releases from Samann and Victor Simonelli (highly praised here) with yet another smash. Back In 20 Minutes is a new four track EP from...

Gene Hunt: Distant Lands

Gene Hunt is frequently compared to Ron Hardy, but with records like this Gene can make a fair claim to being the next Larry Heard.
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Jimpster Remixes “Leave Me Here” from Martin Iveson & Lazy Days

Part of a solid EP that celebrates Lazy Days' 12th anniversary.
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Jay Daniel: Scorpio Rising (Sound Signature)

Years ago, I knew this crazy Serbian poet/philosopher. With his flowing beard and hair and world-weary grimace, give him about ten years and a few more misfortunes and he'd look like Zeus. He showed...
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Various Artists: Deep Club

It's usually with a bit of embarrassment that I write about the records of ex-Chicagoans. The "brain drain" is real, it's been going on for decades now and it's never going to stop. Deep...
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Jamie 3:26: Blessin’

More than 25 minutes of boogie, precision-tooled for DJs and the bin scavengers from Jamie 3:26.

Dirty Sole ft. jOHNNY DANGEROUs: Connect the Dots

I played this for some friends yesterday and one of them told me it was "too funky." How do you mean? If you're tryin' to tell me anything is too funky for your dancefloor...

Audio Soul Project: Have It All (Remixes)

I really enjoyed reviewing this EP. It's simple, and doesn't take itself too seriously. The bootleg version has it's own swagger with catchy vocals, a beat that incites a bounce in both your hips...
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NERKKIRN: Obervolt EP (V-Records)

When you spend a lot of time going through modern techno music, you find a lot of stuff that sounds big and polished and clean, but lacks any sort of real energy, inspiration or...
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Gari Romalis and Barce: The Web (Melodymathics)

Melodymathics is a new-ish label with a mission to "showcase newcomers" alongside established artists. Mission accomplished. I've heard at least four records from Gari Romalis this year, and though his EPs on Hizou and...

“Ghetto Disco” Is the Quintessential TK Disco Song

A former blues singer named Ted Taylor brings all the soul and pathos of a modern day electric troubadour to the disco smash GHETTO DISCO, just reissued from TK Disco.

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.

Q’ing Up: John Morales’ Great American Comeback

Still best known for his disco work, John Morales has roared back with some of the best Soulful House made today, collected here on CD from Quantize.

Shaun J Wright & Alinka: Greed (Lovecrimes)

Another spectacular record from the Chicago duo released on Waifs and Strays' Lovecrimes label.
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G. Markus: Satin Sheets EP (Melodymathics)

G. Markus is a producer that clearly loves the sound of a synth and organ, and that comes across strong on his Satin Sheets EP from Melodymathics.

Camouflage: The Shakedown EP

This EP is my May choice for a crazy-party track (as opposed to some deeper selections reviewed this month). "All Day All Night" has a Hip-House feel, while the funk and bits of dirty...
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Salsoul Re-Edits Series One: Dimitri From Paris

Must-have disco edits from Dimitri From Paris in a few Salsoul specials leaking out of Record Store Day shops.

David Marston: Kindness of Bearer

"Trust Me" was the standout track on David Marston's 2014 release Jamaicalia for Soul Clap. Writhing beneath and then thriving after throwing off some kind of existential weight, vocalist Brigitte Zozula brought a tremendous...

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