Killer, heavyweight double pack from the Chicago dons – Master C&J. Originally released in 2002 and featuring some unreleased and alternative mixes and versions of some classics and various projects they worked on this double LP is indispensable for any fans of vintage dance music. All of the hallmarks of Master C&J’s sound are here and we ca easily see what a huge influence their style was on everyone who came after them, this double LP serves as an essential collection and overview of some of their finest moments. Remastered in conjunction with Trax Records, fully legit, now is the time to revisit a cornerstone of classic Chicago House music, often imitated, never bettered.
Trevor Jackson tends to do things differently, so the recent announcement of nine EPs of previously unheard Playgroup material, to be released in the space of nine weeks, should have come as little surprise. Opener “Move My Body” is particularly strong, and features sampled Robert Owens vocals rising and falling over a classic, late ’80s Chicago house groove. There’s a similar retro-futurist feel to the more acid-flecked Ed DMX collaboration “I Want To Believe”, while “Play The Music” combines similar influences with a touch of NYC proto-house.
The second release from Deeptrax, features Jupiter Jax from Malta. A deep 4 story EP containing Detroit vibes beamed into today’s world. Starting melancholic with lush sounds and firm beats, then slowly building into piano heaven. The other tracks are deep ethereal technoid trax with lush, conscious sounds and stomping beats, which is pushing the label into deeper, broader territories.
A bag filled with ‘computerized love’. This 2xLP compilation including scarce, valuable and sought after European computer inspired underground dance music productions from about 1979 to 1982. Timeless sound from a decade when nobody expected that in the future men and woman would be online all day and night, texting, dating and playing computer games nonstop Eurovison song contest participant „Carol Rich“ throwing in the name for this record set with her song „Computered Love“ . Including the first time official re-release of the song „Transvolta – Disco Computer (long 12“ version)“ by Dan Lacksman aka Telex (Eurovision song contest, 1980) and 12 more songs. Very 80’s minimalistic lineprinter / computer inspired design.
Repeated Viewing’s soundtrack to the “not totally sure if it’s real or not” film of the same name slinks out of your speakers as if Badalamenti and Goblin had made sweet regretful love one night and created a baby so dark and brooding, only the ‘Trv Synth Fr33ks’ would take it in and raise it like wolves. Following the story of one man’s revenge across 1982 New York, this is Death Wish if we lived in some kind of alternative universe where Lucio Fulci had directed it instead of Michael Winner. From Ballads to Disco to Minimal Synth, “Street Force” is a masterpiece of faux soundtrack bliss and definitely not to be missed.