Back to its roots with some deep and powerful Chicago house tracks. This time its Morning Factory on duty with a beautiful melodic and emotive two tracker. No secret that the Clone Jack For Daze series is inspired by the heritage of Chicago house music in all its forms. Morning Factory are taking us back in a time machine to the early days of Chicago labels such as Relief, Warehouse and Dance Mania whit releasesof guys like Tim Harper, G-Strings, Paul Johnson and Ron Trent. Back then young guys who were pushing bounderies with deep emotive house tracks containing a raw machine funk that was an essential part of house music in that period of the late 80’s and very early 90’s. The days that fragile melodies and layers of strings got combined with fierce energetic drum machine rhythms expressing the energy and moods of the young producers doing things never heard before with hardly any references other then some guys from around the block.
Fudge Fingas aka Gavin Sutherland debuts on Rush Hour with his S.V.T. EP, which includes the modern soul classic ‘Snow Day’, a dream-perfect, lullaby-like, reminiscing-heavy song about a… snow day. ‘Vin 2 Win’ lifts us up and reminisces us back to back to the good old days somewhere in the mid nineties when Underground Resistance was giving is their take on 21st century funk. ‘Trans Pennine Express’ closes off this EP in a delightfully deep manner. A great tune to close off the night, or start up your day.
Basic Soul Unit gets rugged and nasty for Boddika’s Nonplus+ stable. The offset and grubby bruk drums of ‘Swept Up’ could easily be mistaken for an A Made Up Sound production, but there’s a warmer Detroit spirit at play which signifies the best of the Basic Soul Unit’s work and marks this up there with his finest. On the other side, ‘Mindstorm’ brews tense strings, escalating chords and roiling acid on a swung 4/4 flex, proper dangerous styles.