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 theRead More →

A compendium of 26 tracks in the CD version and half of them selected for two vinyl double packs, Jerome Derradji’s Still Music digs again in the archives of Chicago house to explore the catalog of Kstarke Records. The story goes that the Kstarke owner Kevin Starke aka Jackmaster Hater, adheres to the motto ‘IRead More →

Good news from Chicago when Stilove4music, an offshoot of the city’s own Still Music, has decided to unearth a few gems from the golden era of acid house. Essentially it’s a Chris “Bam Bam” Westbrook EP with one exception: The opener comes from late Armando Gallop whose “Land Of Confusion” wasRead More →

Offering a cross-section of electronic styles, “Border Disorder Vol. 1” is a living room recording covering several new and unreleased tracks along with some older fare. Introductory sounds come from Sweden with Ulwhednar‘s macabre experimentalism “V” and “Aksum 2” from Abdulla Rashim‘s new journey in lunar dust. “Ivy” by TheseRead More →

The plot is clear: First the hammer hits the head and then the sickle cuts the throat. Decorated with communist visual identity on the logo side, the Russian Torrent Versions add another level to the immense hype surrounding Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. when the label’s shooting stars are engaged in aRead More →

One can’t deny unique aura of the Chicago house heritage and those archives seem endless, as tracks from the scene’s very young years resurface time after time.Still Music owner Jerome Derradji is on a mission to explore the vaults of the Windy City, now continuing the tour in Chicago’s b(l)ackRead More →

Jamal Moss’s starting point was in Chicago, where he, a South Side boy born in 1973, at a tender age of twelve witnessed the evolution laid out in Ron Hardy’s Music Box. Across industrial and new wave, without leaving unnoticed Larry Heard’s Gherkin Jerks project, he became an electronic artist with veryRead More →