Simoncino – Resurrection Part 2 [LAX154]

Simoncino is back again on Skylax with the volume 2 of the Resurrection series. The made in Perugia prodigy delivers once again 3 titles paying homage to the sound of Chicago, the fabulous triplet lost tape 1, 2 & 3. On A1, the aptly named Lost tape 1 us leads into the meanders of the jungle house in direct tribute to the great marshall Jefferson all sprinkled with some ”detroit” sauce, this peaktime track will delight the most humid and demanding dancefloors. Lost tape 2 is more airy with these sparkling bells and its bass that lifts your guts, mental we tell you ! A bit as if paris gray was remixed in a hovering dub version. On lost tape 3, it is clearly the quintessence of the spirit of simoncino, his genius. This way of creating a universe that is both a tribute to the original chicago house and the italian dream house straight from the 90s. Completely trippy. And cherry on the cake on B2, we have a remix of the now classic ”on the dancefloor”, a title created in collaboration with Merwyn Sanders from Virgo Four (Chicago), from Detroit legend : Marcellus Pittmann ! 9 mn of pure madness. The Detroit – Chicago axis has never been so obvious. A must. Comes out on clear vinyl. Note that on the label’s bandcamp, with the purchase of the vinyl, you can get 1 exclusive bonus track (& what a track !) : Simoncino & Merwyn Sanders of Virgo Four ”On The Dance Floor” (Marcellus Pittman smooth remix).

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Simoncino – Resurrection Part 2 [LAX154]

The Jak – An Offbeat Formation of Control / The Syringe [DB007]

The Jak has returned with 2 new Dirty bLends in extremely limited quantity. Introducing nU cOhort to the label: The Falcon (a silent assassin). This new artist alias to the label has contributed to the further effort of maintaining the sound from the early inception of chicago tracks like the days of old that still lives and breathes in us today that honors and treasures enriched essential dance music history.

DirtyBlends Edition 7 both sides IZ straight HEAT!

The Jak kicks the A-Side into madness with a Jakbeat blueprint of energetic electronics and various bass lines on this obscure creation honoring Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles and Farley that resonates a confrontational question repeatedly saying “Who said i can’t beat U for the title track ‘An Offbeat Formation of Control’.

The Falcon Flys fiLthY iLL on the B-Side wit a whiPLash idea influenced from Chicago’s south-side of rhythm styles Paul Johnson and Chip E!!! made 2 Jak 4 Crazies that is truly Definitive Jakbeat.

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The Jak – An Offbeat Formation of Control / The Syringe [DB007]

The Jak – A Lost Religion [DB006]

“The Jak has returned with 2 new Dirty bLends in extremely limited quantity. Introducing nU cOhort to the label: Rudy Rugar(a wild bandit). This new artist alias to the label has contributed to the further effort 
of maintaining the sound from the early inception of chicago tracks like the 
days of old that still lives and breathes in us today that honors and treasures 
enriched essential dance music history.

DirtyBlends Edition 6 is Underground Bizniss!

The Jak kicks the A-Side off with A Lost Religion… an offbeat rhythm with furious undercover drums, an atomic boom effect triggering energized strings fusing an artistic tradition of early basement style production of The Muzik Box re-igniting the past to the present into the future for education.

Roughneck Rudy Rugar beAts the B-Side with 2 tracks that is the 1st time we’ve ever done for any of our releases that both tracks are absolutely true examples of house heaven done DiRTy with: Pazuzu and Back To Enterprise .”

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The Jak – A Lost Religion [DB006]

Hieroglyphic Being – The Shittest Sounds U Don’t Ever Want 2 Hear With Spiritual Name Titles 2 Prove How Deep I Am Vol. I [MATH108]

Hats off to Jamal Moss for the tongue-in-cheek title of his latest album as Hieroglyphic Being, which is naturally another pleasingly wild, freewheeling, imaginative and out-there excursion in his now trademark style. It sees him sprint between mutant electronic jazz (‘Circumploar’), out-there analogue techno (’21 Days’), organ-rich post-beatdown chuggers (‘Foreboding Self Pleasure’), reverb-laden ambient soundscapes (‘A Dream Within a Dream’, ‘Delta Opus L’), industrial-strength dancefloor weirdness (‘The Prograde Direction’), sub-heavy lo-fi deep house (‘Black Love On An Early Sunday Morning’), sparse electronic future funk (‘Future Shocked’), and jacking, sci-fi seeped brilliance (‘The Andromeda Strain’). In other words, it’s another excellent collection from one of dance music’s genuine geniuses.

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Hieroglyphic Being – The Shittest Sounds U Don’t Ever Want 2 Hear With Spiritual Name Titles 2 Prove How Deep I Am Vol. I [MATH108]

Hieroglyphic Being – There Is No Acid In This House LP [SJRLP518]

“There is no Acid in this House” is Hieroglyphic Being’s third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music. Moss once-again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century – from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city, The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.

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Hieroglyphic Being – There Is No Acid In This House LP [SJRLP518]

Ron Morelli – Ron’s Torture (Demo Mix) [LIES-PROMO03]

L.I.E.S. Records boss, Ron Morelli, makes a rare appearance on his own label with a new limited edition “promo only” 12 inch. While some may be familiar with his gnarled techno releases on such labels as Hospital Productions and BITE, this new release reaches back to the early days of his L.I.E.S. Records works, where artists such as Steve Summers, Delroy Edwards, Traxx, and Svengalisghost banded together digging into the raw core of original Chicago and New York dance music, using these early sounds for inspiration and turning them upside down.

Ron Morelli – Ron’s Torture (Demo Mix) [LIES-PROMO03]

Hard Ton – Bigger Is Better Pt​.​1 [SBOX016]

The genre re-defining chameleons of Hard Ton are back on Schrödinger’s Box with their own brand of style splitting acid house disco. Bigger is Better, a double EP album, has all the depravity and drama you would expect from these disruptors. “Waking Up The House” melts claps, cowbells and vocals over a molten melody. Bold stabbing keys are central to “The Right Thing”, lyrics spiralling skyward as a bitter acid line pulls the track down into the sweaty pit of the club. That TB303 goes into overdrive for the wonderfully demonic hedonism of “Bypass My Love.” Two-stepping jack is given a voice thanks to the breathy words of Josh Caffe as fanfare rains. The understated “Let Yourself Go” is a distant cousin of the bawdy and brutish “I Know A Bitch”, the heavy bass and cutting samples of the finale recalling the basement bruisers of Chicago.

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Hard Ton – Bigger Is Better Pt​.​1 [SBOX016]

Mr. Fingers – Amnesia [ML9002LP]

Re-issue of seminal Mr. Fingers album ‘Amnesia’, available officially for the first time in 32 years on Larry Heard’s own Alleviated Records. This remastered collection of early Mr. Fingers works is an absolute must have.

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Mr. Fingers – Amnesia [ML9002LP]

Specter – Ironside [ANGIS555]

Angis Music returns faithful and strong with a new EP from the lush imagination of Chicago veteran Specter. Entitled Ironside, and inspired by a late 60s crime drama- you will Embrace a dense 3 track journey catered to premium vibe lovers of deep house and deep techno grooves spanning from jazzy and romantic to funky and dark moods.

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Specter – Ironside [ANGIS555]

Josh Caffe – Do You Want To Take Me Home EP [PH117]

Introducing Josh Caffe’s second single on Phantasy, ‘Do You Wanna Take Me Home?’ is a sensual yet gritty return, a keen document of just one of the many stories of desire always occurring in the shadows, just beyond the strobes. Produced in collaboration with Quinn Whalley, one half of Paranoid London, ‘Do You Wanna Take Me Home?’ also features a headsy interpretation from Steffi & Virginia, marking their first ever collaborative remix.

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Josh Caffe – Do You Want To Take Me Home EP [PH117]