This was supposed to be the first release on the sub-label Exposed Black, from the parent net label Exposed Audio, but was never released. Tracks from Das Komitee, Masstyk, Mihai Popoviciu, The Model and Toygun. This was compiled by Jay Bliss in 2006.
Chicago Skyway is back on MOS deep with another epic release, ranging from melodic deepness to wild-jackin’ dance floor-madness. The Lager EP kicks off with Bad Driver, a raw and solid Chicago-banger with an irresistible driving bass-line, rattling beats and atmospheric strings. For Lager Nord on the flipside Chicago Skyway teams up with his compadre Dcook, delivering an emotional and dreamy classical Detroit Techno influenced track. Lager is reworked by Steven Tang, another rising star in Chicago’s contemporary electronic-music scene, known for his Obsolete Technology imprint and his Verged Sessions on Aestatic Audio. Steven’s Obsolete Technology Remix focuses on lush orchestrated strings and deep synths flowing over a massive foundation of thumping beats.
A full Urbanism EP with remixes by Chiba (Argentina’s Hernan Cronner & Chicago’s Ricardo Miranda) and Daryl Cura – with the original version. One of the favorites on 3 Chairs member Rick Wilhite’s “Vibes” compilation, this track gets a proper single release complete with remixes by MIRANDA himself as well as Daryl Cura. “U Are Your Art”, on the flip, is a dope deep house bonus tune for even more added bang.
Disco Nihilist with tracks between Chicago’s Jack urgency, Detroit’s funky machine soul and the raw magic of vintage drum machines. His style is natural, murky, filthy and raw to the core. The six track EP ”Running (Far Away)” for Running Back is an exercise in grinding beats, squelching acid lines, graceful pianos and heartfelt rhythms without any paralyzing retro romance.
Featuring a deeper take on the analog house sound, “EP2″ on Throne of Blood, represents a step forward for Bicep. Midwest rave veteran and analog synth maestro Mark Verbos turns in a tough and stripped back remix.