Vin Sol – Off The Chain (Clone Jack For Daze ‎C#JFD23 – 2015)

In recent times, a number of Chicago reissues is popping up, to quench the thirst for classic house releases. However, a new life of the oldies by Trax, DJ International, Chicago Underground, etc. does not mean that ghetto and jack are sending only messages from the retirement. Clone sublabel Jack For Daze is in the front row of Chicago-inspired music, combining the Windy City’s nostalgic flair with the new production energy. JFD’s recent “Off The Chain” comes from Vin Sol, a Californian export to the world located in sunny San Francisco, where he runs Soo Wavey Records with another artist Matrixxman and has previous label experience with UTTU. A Dance […]

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Florian Kupfer – Head (L.I.E.S. LIES-BLK-06 – 2014)

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Musically, Florian Kupfer has experienced a lot in his young life. At eight he joined children’s church choir with rehearsals six times a week, he told in an interview for De:Bug. However it did not last forever when the fellow from Wiesbaden turned to hip hop in his teens, to fall under the spell of drum machines thereafter. After a successful promo to Ron Morelli via Soundcloud, Kupfer has become a L.I.E.S. regular and with “Head” he delivers four shots of rebel house for the label’s black series. Deformed synth chords introduce the bass-crazy title “Head” where the alarm clock […]

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Andreas Gehm – What’s On Ur Mind EP (Mathematics MRI64 – 2012)

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Mathematics Recordings really deserve close attention as they excel with quality output coming from Jamal Moss and his consorts both from the US and overseas. German producer Andreas Gehm has been affiliated with the imprint before and after a joint effort with the legendary Steve Poindexter, the German drops another four-track tool in the Chicago vein. Having obtained recognition with his acidic blasts under the Elec Pt. 1 alias with releases on Bunker, Kommando6 or Psycho Thrill, Gehm has chosen a smoother and acid house-inclined approach in his recent productions and the new EP on Mathematics features classy Chicago house tracks with a hint […]

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DUST OFF: DJ Sneak – Blue Funk II (Relief 722 – 1995)

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It’s fun to take a train, thought DJ Sneak in 1995 and put out the second part of “Blue Funk”, for the fans of rail travel. Whereas Mr Sosa didn’t board an old-fashioned vehicle for admiring Swiss landscapes, but he steers a horsepower-packed Midwest freight train. The man himself said once that he was inspired by Farley “Jackmaster” Funk who mixed acapella train sounds to his radio shows in Chicago. Machine-gun-like “Runaway Train” is overly percussive technoid piece with wild drum staccato and heavily pumping “Purple Haze” goes above others – a real train track with monotonous rhythm. Its dry and […]

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Bocca Grande – The Bremen Orchestra EP (Mathematics 020) – 8/10

Lugupeetud muusikasõbrad, Ameerika Ühendriikide plaadifirma Matemaatika on toonud teieni instrumentaalansambli Suur Suu uue teose pealkirjaga “Breemeni orkester”. Nimetatud Saksamaa Liitvabariigi sadamalinnast inspireeritud plaat sobib nii kollektiivseteks tantsuõhtuteks kui ka sektsioonkappi paigutatud koduse stereosüsteemiga kuulamiseks… Tänapäeva kõnepruuki naastes tuleb esiteks tõdeda, et tormakamate acidist nakatunud plaatidega tuntuks saanud Mathematics Recordings üllatab. Avapoole “Procedere” on justkui pikk intro Erik Satie valvsa pilgu all – tasapisi jõudu koguv silmatorkamatu biidiga klaveripala ei muutu siiski igavalt lounge’ilikuks. “Adlibitum” jätkab klaveriga, võttes sisse troopilisi salsa või cha-cha-cha elemente.B-poolel töötleb eelnevat Hieroglyphic Being ehk Jamal Moss ägedama loopi ning jackiga. Hoogsalt algav pala jätab mulje, et […]

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