sr1273

June 20, 2010

Phuture / Rise From Your Grave

Phuture / Rise From Your Grave
(http://www.discogs.com/Phuture-Rise-From-Your-Grave/release/35168)

A1 Rise From Your Grave (Wake Da F___ Up Mix)
A2 Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix)
B1 Rise From Your Grave (Hard Head Mix)
B2 Rise From Your Grave (London Radio Edit)

Wake Da F___ Up Mix and Wild Pitch Mix are the two that do it for me on this record. Nice sampling of an older Phuture track, Your Only Friend, a Trax Records 12″ which I vow to one day add to my collection. I can’t help but think that the world would’ve been a better place if Roy Davis Jr. had moved to Detroit in the 90s and hung out with the locals.


un103

June 19, 2010

Tyree Featuring Chic / I Fear The Night

Tyree Featuring Chic / I Fear The Night
(http://www.discogs.com/Tyree-Featuring-Chic-I-Fear-The-Night/release/124006)

A I Fear The Night (Subterranean Mix)
B I Fear The Night (Fear The Dub Mix)

This is my current favourite Chicago record. This record has all the hallmarks of an 80s house classic: slightly flat vocals, cowbell overdose and repeated use of the word “jack”. Underground can pretty much do no wrong when it comes to releases. Thankfully they managed to get a timeless track out of Tyree Cooper before his Hip House phase. Jack on the box!


tx112

June 19, 2010

Adonis / No Way Back

Adonis / No Way Back
(http://www.discogs.com/Adonis-No-Way-Back/release/27332)

A No Way Back (Vocal)
B No Way Back

One of the major records that helped kick off my late 80s Chicago house and more specifically Trax Records addiction. It is not possible to dislike this bassline. Not humanly possible. No matter how many times I listen I still cannot get over the fact this was created in the 80s. On one hand it knocks me off my feet to realise how ahead of its time Chicago was, on the other it makes me a little depressed to see how little music has changed in over 20 years.


log034

June 19, 2010


Daniel Bell / Squirrel Bait

(http://www.discogs.com/Daniel-Bell-Squirrel-Bait/master/40411)

A1 Squirrel Bait
B1 Phreak Yo Body
B2 Superminimal

This one pushed my spend on Dan Bell records to a touch above excessive (after purchasing just a couple). Well worth every hard earned penny though. Phreak Yo Body is actually my favourite on this record and just highlights for me the fact that Dan Bell deserves a lot more attention than he gets. Now all I need is Baby Judy and my life will be complete. Better start saving…


pal-33

April 4, 2010

John Tejada & Justin Maxwell / Madness

John Tejada & Justin Maxwell / Madness
(http://www.discogs.com/John-Tejada-Justin-Maxwell-Madness/release/358671)

A Madness
B Mind Bend

All the usual punchiness of a JT track with the bounce you’d expect from the early 00s (six years ago already!!). For me the kind of sound I associate with Tokyo. Dan Bell makes a guest vocal appearance on Mind Bend to support the US techno massive, fighting to not be forgotten after the European hijack at the start of the millennium.


12 NoMu 111

April 4, 2010

Plastikman / Disconnect

Plastikman / Disconnect
(http://www.discogs.com/Plastikman-Disconnect/release/190166)

A1 Headcase
A2 Disconnect (Edit)
B1 Digital/Divide

NovaMute pressing of Plastikman Disconnect. Short, sweet and to the point. Love the rolling bassline and the dark vocals. Headcase is more classic Richie, simple yet effective.


12 NoMu 28

April 2, 2010

Plastikman / Spastik

Plastikman / Spastik
(http://www.discogs.com/Plastikman-Spastik/master/37372)

A1 Spastik
AA1 Helicopter
AA2 Gak (Remix)

Add another 90s Hawtin classic onto the heap. Amazing intro on this track, its not until about five minutes in you realise your fist has been pumping of its own accord for the best part. True minimal percussion at its best. Double A side annotation well deserved on this record too, with Helicopter another minimal slow burner and Gak (Remix) an absolute crazy head shaker not long from the start.


champ 12-278

April 2, 2010

Cybersonik / Backlash

Cybersonik / Backlash
(http://www.discogs.com/Cybersonik-Backlash/release/49693)

A1 Backlash
AA1 Revelation 928
AA2 Lash Out

Richie Hawtin, Dan Bell and John Acquaviva going at it rave style on the Champion issuing of a Plus 8 record. Long decay on the hihat deep whirring bassline and vocal screams to get warehouse walls rattling in the industrial area of any Canadian city. Double A side comes complete with early 90s sci-fi(esque) sampling.


subv 05

March 19, 2010

Subvoice / Vampirella (DBX Remixes)

Subvoice / Vampirella (DBX Remixes)
(http://www.discogs.com/Subvoice-Vampirella-DBX-Remixes/master/11498)

A1 Vampirella (Motorcityweakedoutfunkdub)
B1 Vampirella (InsanelikeColtranemix)
B2 Vampirella (Phreakapella)

Was planning to post in chronological order of purchase but this just arrived in the post today and has absolutely floored me. I vomited in my mouth with excitement a minimum of 7 times while listening to it just now. InsanelikeColtranemix is, as the name suggests, absolutely insane and Motorcityweakedoutfunkdub is just as out of control. Look out for the handclaps.


play 130

March 17, 2010

Isolee / Hermelin

Isolée / Hermelin
(http://www.discogs.com/Isol%C3%A9e-Hermelin/master/15761)

A1 Hermelin
B1 Willy Skipper
B2 Sleazy Bee

Another genius release from Playhouse, Isolée’s brand of click house at its finest. Love the beautiful monotony of the A-side, could listen on repeat for hours without getting bored and would probably hear something new every time round. Added bonus of artwork by Stefan Marx.


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