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Sounds of the City Patrice Scott

Patrice Scott Joins the Sounds of the City Roster

Patrice Scott's Reborn Goodness is titled like a poem and drops like a bomb.

Listen to the new Rocco EP on Art Feast

One veteran of the scene takes on another on L.Gee's Stories released by Art Feast.
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Pepe Bradock’s “Baby Craddock” is One of Our Best Records of the Year

Not just "another Pepe Bradock record," though that would still be better than the average producer's output. "Baby Craddock" is among the best Pepe Bradock records.
DJ Spen

DJ Spen Mixes Double Cheese #100

Baltimore legend DJ Spen selects 15 tracks from Double Cheese Records' catalog for release number 100.
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Apparel Story Part One

Apparel Story Part One is among the precious few label compilations that advance the story and are worth your time.
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Whim-ee featuring Myles Sergé: Community

Rousing deep house and techno from Whim-ee and Myles Sergé on the Technorama-released Community EP, featuring superb remixes from Detroit's Norm Talley and Plural.

DJ Sneak: “Getting Crazy In The Ghetto”

Guesthouse Music stands tall with another solid vinyl release. GM is one of the few labels of its niche in House Music still pushing vinyl in the recently overwhelming digital age of music. This...
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Ricardo Miranda: Up On the Scene EP

There's been quite a trend for throwback dance music of late. Barely a week goes by when I don't receive a slice of "authentic Chicago house from Romania". Drum loops lifted wholesale from an...

Bear Who?: The Beatbox Remixed

Ten tracks and almost a who's who (no pun intended) of Chicago producers making waves these days, each of them taking a turn beating down a track from Bear Who's 2008 album The Beatbox....

David Storm Ruffin: “Take Me Away”

A chill latin-influenced beat characterizes this track with a sweeter-than-sugar vocal loop. The arrangement is pretty nice - not overloaded with samples for the sake of it, but interesting enough both to listen to...

Cajmere and Wayne Williams: Acid House (Cajual)

After Cajmere recently remixed Wayne William's single, "You The Feeling" for Maurice Joshua on his Nu Soul label, he must've sparked the idea for this release. It's not groundbreaking but it gets the job...

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...

Verdo: Little Blue

Imagine Cosmic Disco had skipped about 30 years and emerged fully formed in 2017 and you are halfway to Little Blue, the title track of Verdo's EP from Hell Yeah Recordings.

Audio Soul Project ft. Ron Carroll: Call of Grace

Tracks from Audio Soul Project are like a fine wine: I bring them out when I know they'll be appreciated and the mood is right. This three track release Call of Grace is smooth,...
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Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways EP

Seriously, I almost flipped my wig when I first heard the tunes on this 12" from Oakland's Eric Douglas aka Afrikan Sciences. This is soundscaping at work as unique waveforms are presented with three...

Dennis Ferrer: “Hey Hey!”

We have another potential blockbuster with this cut. Hot on the heels of his Strictly Rhythm release "Sinfonia Della Notte" (which is still in heavy rotation around the globe), Dennis brings it home to...
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Straight Fire From Ortella on She’s On Fire

"She's On Fire" is the centerpiece of Ortella's double 12" on Owain Bellis' label with the woke title No Money In House.
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Killer Reissue of Ron Trent’s Modern Classic “Jazz It Up”

Reissue of Ron Trent's Future Vision classic Jazz It Up, featuring "Jazz Funk Freedom" and "Sweet Chocolate" and originally released by Future Vision.

I Hitched On To The Deep88 Bandwagon

... And all I got was a few good records. Italian producer Deep88 has two records out this month that together would have made up one of the best Deep House albums of 2015. From...

Soul Slayerz: “A Mother’s Tongue”

Often forgotten during discussions about the DNA of House music, African rhythms have subtly dictated the groove ever since the genre evolved beyond Disco and stood up on its own. Just a quick listen...

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HYPERACTIVE – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Chicago techno godfather Hyperactive, plus Red Rack'em, Manuel Tur (5 Mag Mix), Ten Trax and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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