VA – The Barbershop [PERP012]

Welcome to the Barbershop. This LP arrives with tunes from some of your favorite artists representing Chicago’s underground dance music sphere on the city’s bred label, Perpetual Rhythms. A wide variety of fresh cuts and genres are showcased, ranging from Deep House and Techno to Experimental and Ambient, providing an eclectic listening experience. The central theme of the LP is “things that relate to a barbershop”, topics such as hairstyles, hair products and humor. We invite you to stay a while and experience this sonic journey with an open mind.

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VA – The Barbershop [PERP012]

Griessmühle Weekend Ahead

This weekend we are heading again to Berlin for a quality and diverse music cure. It’s been 2 years already since our last visit to the techno city, so we will try to make the best of it, as always.

This time will be a first as we will spend out entire weekend in the same club. Griessmühle has lined up some great artists this weekend, so we decided to make it our home until in the late hours of the Monday morning.

Friday night we will have Bleak, Johannes Volk and Savas Pascalidis in the techno room and DJ Overdose and Hakim Murphy for some electro and acid in the second room.

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Saturday is the main night for us when the things start to get deep & sick. In one room we will have L.I.E.S.’ Florian Kupfer and AN-i aka Lee Douglas from Cititrax and our personal favorite June. Doug Lee played last November in Bucharest and we were raving, so we have great expectations. In the other room house and techno will be spinned by Zadig with his new side project Kern Space Adventures, Daniela la Luz live and Tallmen.785.

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Griessmühle Weekend Ahead

Plural / Hakim Murphy – Split EP [AE202]

The second imprint of Another Earth is upon us and this time it’s all about proper Detroit techno combined with distorted left wing machine house. The label combines 2 acts together in a Split EP series which compliment each others sound. For the A-side Plural created 2 essential Detroit techno tracks. The A1 is a warm uplifting peak time bomb and the A2 has a darker vibe concentrated on the groove. The B-side hosts 2 tracks from the intriguing mind of Hakim Murphy. The B1 is a heavy distorted peak time house banger while the B2 is quite the opposite, deep and obscure.

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Plural / Hakim Murphy – Split EP [AE202]

VA – Future Chicago [FU003]

Finale Underground is back with Vol. 3 and this time the focus in on Chicago. Four tunes from Chicago luminaries that have made their marks in the scene, though all sounding different, still staying true to the Chicago ethos.

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VA – Future Chicago [FU003]

Innerspace Halflife – Antimatter [MDREAMS015]

”The Antimatter EP appears in the form of four tunes that go into acid, techno, and house through syncopated drum rhythms and playful synth work. This EP continues on the space theme, as the cosmos guides the tunes from concept into some deep floor bangers that vary in tempo and feel, like antimatter which is one of the hardest things to produce.”

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Innerspace Halflife – Antimatter [MDREAMS015]

Innerspace Halflife – Astral Traveling LP [SYNAPSIS010]

The album Astral Traveling by Innerspace Halflife is among us with 9 tunes straight from the universal psyche, yet articulated with the tools of human perception through waveforms. Deeper and deeper the tunes take a listener on a journey of spacey pads, longing melodies, electronic bass notes, and jacking drum programming. In terms of human understanding, the universe is infinite which makes any scenario one can think of possible. With this in mind, Astral Traveling was composed and explores the deepness of creativity as Innerspace Halflife reaches down to pull out sounds using various techniques.

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Innerspace Halflife – Astral Traveling LP [SYNAPSIS010]

Innerspace Halflife – Orbital Maneuvers [MDREAMS012]

Spaced out 4 track project from duo of Hakim Murphy & Ike Release. Emotional & cosmic tunes that focus on outer space themes & share common thread of infinite possibilities. Neo-acid house to straight deep house.

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Innerspace Halflife – Orbital Maneuvers [MDREAMS012]

Murph Tone – Jack Session Remixes [SYNAPSIS009]

Synapsis Records with four Murph Tone Jack Session reinterpretations by Chicago producers Chicago Skyway, G. Marcell, Ike Release, and Steven Tang. Their contributions expand the Jack Session with deep and rhythmic tunes that will rock from warehouse to boats.

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Murph Tone – Jack Session Remixes [SYNAPSIS009]

Hakim Murphy – Freeform Terraforming EP [IIIR-II]

New EP by Hakim Murphy. ”Smog” is the initial signal to land – beginning with cascading bleeps and sonars before a buzzing sawtooth assumes first contact. Proceeding to encapsulate all Earthlings with its electromagnetic hum – it’s no wonder people are rushing to the top of apartment blocks to try and bootleg this shit on their phones. ”Vortex” is next, taking us right through the wormhole into the domain of machine-elves and humongous multi-headed entities, all eager to show us the porthole to paradise. A blissful bubble of ricocheting snares, delectable synth rubs and celestial goodness awaits. ”Spanking Tables” concludes the set and sees Hakim display his amazing control of percussion and unusual sounds; comfortably easing us in with our new galactic friends. Synthetic toms, drifting pads and sharp hats all converging on our bodies.

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Hakim Murphy – Freeform Terraforming EP [IIIR-II]

Hakim Murphy – Chiffre [MS0093]

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Chiffre opens with “Tegal E”, boasting strong kicks, intricate percussion, fierce bass lines and a haunting synth lead which introduces the listener to Hakim’s deep cerebral textures, patterns, and rhythms. Up next, a remix of “Nabodani” by DJ Spider takes things to the next level with heartthrob kicks, jazzy percussion loops, and menacing soundscapes. Opening the B-side, we have Murdoc’s remix of “Vatitio”, a smooth rendition of the original featuring winding bass lines, unique synth pads and rhythmic pauses throughout the progression of the track. Concluding the release is the final track, titled “Gangsta Glide”; a strong composition returning us full-circle, back to Hakim’s dreamlike spheres of heightened reality.

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Hakim Murphy – Chiffre [MS0093]

VA – Underground Uncensored V1 & 2 [UU001]

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This super rare promo was compiled and re-edited by Chicago legend Jordan Fields, featuring rough and (club) ready dancefloor tracks from Hakim Murphy, G Marcell, Blackadiscomental Bobby Starrr. The rough trax on offer run the full Chicagan gamut, taking in Salsoul sampling, filtered house and italo synths to make a dancefloor come alight. This colored vinyl promo has never been available for sale (the black vinyl promo was out in 2008).

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VA – Underground Uncensored V1 & 2 [UU001]

DJ Spider – Remix Project 2.0 [SS006]

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DJ Spider & Sublevel Sounds bring you four remixes from the 2011 CD Remix Project, now available on 12″ vinyl! Featuring remixes from Hakim Murphy, Steve Frisco, Dakini9 and DJ Aakmael. All four versions have been remastered for vinyl.

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DJ Spider – Remix Project 2.0 [SS006]