The Strictly Jaz Unit – The Tempest [SJUDLP1]

Astonishingly, 23 years have passed since Glenn Underground and Boo Williams established the Strictly Jaz Unit project, a fluid collective of underground Chicago deep house producers. These days, SJU mainly operates as a duo, and it was this stripped-back line-up that produced “The Tempest”, a rare album-length outing bristling with quality cuts. Every track is naturally dynamic with sonic rich musicality & keyboard melodies. As a whole, the album is far more intergalactic, electronic and sci-fi sounding than either man’s solo productions, with just a few hints of the luscious instrumentation and swinging grooves associated with their previous work. There’s no dip in quality, though, with the dubbed-out deep house hypnotism of “Heard Syndrome”, the Patrick Cowley/Giorgio Moroder influenced “The Struggle”, the Chicago-goes-Yorkshire bleep flex of “Time of Speed, Not Day” and acid-fired gorgeousness of “The Flat (London Projects)” standing out.

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The Strictly Jaz Unit – The Tempest [SJUDLP1]

VA – From Chicago To Detroit V6 [DOFTD006]

Volume 6 of the sought-after series From Chicago To Detroit compiled by Jordan Fields. The A side kicks off with ‘Moonman’s Return’ and a full 12” version of ‘The Runner’ from Boo Williams. Side B features tracks from Steve Frisco, Morgan Alexander, Giles Dickerson.

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VA – From Chicago To Detroit V6 [DOFTD006]

Glenn Underground – Cloud Burst [SJU12R20]

A timeless classic created and arranged by Glenn Underground originally released in the mid-90s on a Boo Williams’ EP. The track took Europe by storm and now on a special 1-sided 12” from Strictly Jazz Unit Muzic it’s available again.

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Glenn Underground – Cloud Burst [SJU12R20]

Boo Williams – Mars 2002 [Q007LTD]

Headphoniq collector’s edition white label featuring Boo Williams with a remix by Track mode’s Brett Dancer, Deep 4 Life’s Chris Grays and Demarkus Lewis of Grinn Music. Classic quality deep house for those who like Chicago deepness.

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Boo Williams – Mars 2002 [Q007LTD]

Boo Williams / Michael Zucker – Reckless Thoughts / Good Times [FSS002]

Finale Select Series is back to bring you one more from one of Chicago’s finest producer Boo Williams and Finale Sessions boss Michael Zucker and we start with Boo Williams song ”Reckless Thought” with its magical Keys and it thick pads it has Chicage written all over it for sure and then last but not least we have Michael Zucker with his track ‘ Good Times” it has a jazz feel to it with it moving drums and its wicked bassline.

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Boo Williams / Michael Zucker – Reckless Thoughts / Good Times [FSS002]

Boo Williams vs Glen Underground – Boo Williams vs Glen Underground [MD6001]

Two supreme Chicago heavyweights go head to head across 2 slabs of wax… step up Boo Williams & Glen Underground. This double-pack is pure fire & was originally released in 1995 on miniscule Trax offshoot MAAD, fans of that bouncing, stripped back, funked out House music look no further, it’s all right here. This is the first time this record has ever been re-pressed since it’s original release surprisingly with prices on-line often being at the higher end of the scale for used copies.

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Boo Williams vs Glen Underground – Boo Williams vs Glen Underground [MD6001]

Boo Williams – Freaky Teck EP [HOUSEWAXLTD008]

Chicagoan Boo Williams begins 2015 with a bang, delivering an EP of Freaky Teck jams – his tag for cuts that join the dots between jacking Chicago techno, yearning deep house and relentless Detroit techno. It’s a formula that guarantees thrills, from the wide-eyed, chiming positivity of opener “Charming Echoes”, to the enveloping, acid-laden pump of closer “The Banger”. Best of all, though, is “Freaky”, a throbbing techno jam blessed with a rough Italo-style bassline and enough deep house elements (chords, electronics, melodies).

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Boo Williams – Freaky Teck EP [HOUSEWAXLTD008]

youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]

youAND:THEMACHINES is the solo moniker of Martin Müller, one half of the Berlin based luminaries youANDme. A year after the release of his ‘Behind’ LP youAND:THEMACHINES presents ‘Behind’ LP Reshaped – an opulent collection of selected edits, interpretations and remixes courtesy of a prestigious roster of distinguished producers including Matthew Herbert, Steve Bug, XDB, Boo Williams, Sascha Dive, Legowelt, Marko Fürstenberg & Luke Hess and Basic Soul Unit amongst many more. ‘Behind Reshaped’ mines deep beneath the original’s surface and is a varied compound of textures, tones and atmospheres. From Steve Bug’s glacial ‘Raw and Reduced’ edit of ‘Drift’ to The Analog Roland Orchestra’s allaying take on ‘Desire’ and from XDB’s armoured and clap-heavy remix of Perception to Freund der Familie’s lucidly textural version of ‘Entrance Room’ the listener is ferried through a broad spectrum of feeling whilst a spectral and rueful current remains consistent.

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youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]