The Housefactors – Big Bang Theory [ML2307]

Alleviated Records presents the first-time official reissue of one of Larry Heard’s (Mr. Fingers) most coveted aliases: The Housefactors. Big Bang Theory, originally released on Black Market in 1990, sounds like nothing else that we have heard from the man. It sees the Chicago native branch out into the bleepy sounds that were starting to arise across the Atlantic, yet still manages to keep that distinct Fingers soul. A dancefloor sure shot to this day.

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The Housefactors – Big Bang Theory [ML2307]

Fingers Inc. / Robert Owens – I’m Strong [ML2204LE]

A one of a kind track with a totally unique groove and a bass line not coming from this world. The DX sound that makes the track so powerful sounds like some kind of mutant machine that is going wild and the sublime combination with the Robert Owens vocals makes this a highlight in the history of house music.

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Fingers Inc. / Robert Owens – I’m Strong [ML2204LE]

Mr. Fingers – Mr. Fingers 2016 [ML2231]

Alleviated Records present the new Mr. Fingers EP. After many years of the moniker being dormant and a long journey trying to get back into a creative mindset, we have a new offering. First up, “Outer Acid” delivers up a Minimal-Space-Acid flavor. Next, “Qwazars” continues the Space motif with a Minimal-Tech touch. “Nodyahed” moves toward a Dark Club Bounce with a dash of Tribal flavor. “Aether” offers up a more late-night Ambient-Space-House flavor.

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Mr. Fingers – Mr. Fingers 2016 [ML2231]

Fingers Inc. – Another Side [ML9001LP]

Some 17 years after it’s original release, Fingers Inc’s expansive debut album, Another Side, remains one of the greatest deep house full-lengths of all time. Here, the album gets the re-master and re-issue treatment, with the original double vinyl set being expanded to a triple to guarantee loud cuts for club play. While there are plenty of well-known Heard and co classics present – “Mysteries of Love”, “Bring Down The Walls”, “Can You Feel It” etc. – it’s actually the long-forgotten album tracks that really hit the spot. It’s on these moments – often influenced as much by ’80s soul and synth-pop as acid and Chicago jack-tracks – that Larry Heard, Robert Owens and Ron Wilson really cut loose.

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Fingers Inc. – Another Side [ML9001LP]

The It – The It EP [ML2229]

Alleviated Records is proud to present the latest ep release from THE IT. Produced by Larry Heard (a.k.a. Mr. Fingers, Loosefingers, etc.) and featuring the unique vocal poetry stylings of Harry Dennis, whom fans will also know from his releases under the moniker of ”Jungle Wonz.” We hope that djs, dancers and listeners will enjoy this set of 4 selections with music composed by Larry.

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The It – The It EP [ML2229]

Larry Heard – Alien [ML9009]

One of Larry Heard’s most under-rated albums finally remastered and available as full vinyl release for the first time! Known for his classic early house releases Larry Heard’s productions always hinted at deepest outer space, but his 1996 Alien album was his first actual science-fiction record. It’s almost as polished as the most mainstream dance production, but just as sublime as any Detroit producer. Heard’s house roots often show themselves, while the chords and shimmering production make this an album almost on par with Heard’s mid-’80s peak. The project was a recording & sound-development experiment that was mostly constructed around a Korg O1/W workstation keyboard that was left at Larry’s studio to check out by Victor melodious myles Houston along with some of the staples of his studio, including the Roland d550 and Oberheim Matrix 1000. Mr Fingers magic touch can be heard all over the album, and this showcases the incredible musical talents of the man, who’s name by now cant be left out from any hall of fame when you’re talking music innovators from the last century.

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Larry Heard – Alien [ML9009]

Gherkin Jerks – Alleviated presents The Gherkin Jerks [ML9016CD]

The original 12” vinyl releases of Stomp The Beat and 1990 were two “Holy Grail” releases of Chicago House as they were only available for a short time before Gherkin Records went into inactive status in around 1991. At the time Larry Heard chose to not disclose the fact that he was the producer behind the Gherkin Jerks EPs. The two releases were a concept of experiments where he dove deeper into the equipment and do some creatively different tracks from his Mr. Fingers sound. These two legendary EPs have been heavily influential on other artists to this day. Often sampled or referenced they are true house classics and still amaze 25 years after their creation. Also on this album three bonus tracks, which are from the same Gherkin Jerks sessions but never released as such. Psychotic Fantasy was on the Dance 2000 pt. 2 album and Ecstasy is the full original take which makes its first appearance here. Reznaytor is an exclusive track for this release, never available before.

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Gherkin Jerks – Alleviated presents The Gherkin Jerks [ML9016CD]