Squirrels on Film with a new 12″ vinyl record, featuring 4 cuts for the floor by Mummy Lord (Justin Aulis Long & Grey People), Religius Order, Steve Summers and a collaboration between C.L.A.W.S., Bill Converse & Tyrel Williams. Black hand stamped vinyl with Red Jacket.
Real Jakbeat from thE kiD. With sum Bugg on top. Pure Chicago flavor, not for the weak or fake. No repress, don’t miss out, don’t sleep.
Natural Sciences Recs marks its 60th release with a split 12″ from Beau Wanzer and Hieroglyphic Being: two cult names from Chicago’s underground releasing on record for the first time, with Wanzer’s hybrid industrial rap alongside Jamal’s wired space ritual.
“The recording of what was heard the morning of October 22nd 2022 at Have A Nice Day, Berlin. Much love and respect to Nation for making this possible.”
This 28 minute documented performance will be released on Nation as the next level sound of Jakbeat in passionate craftsmanship as Kindcaid recorded in one take using a sequencer, with improvised keyboards, electronics & metallic percussion, and guitar playing LIVE!
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.
“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 .”
Underground hero Bill Converse returns to Dark Entries with Take Parts, perhaps his most muscular and floor-focused work to date. Converse has honed his analog craft since the early days of the Midwest rave scene, absorbing lessons from luminaries like Claude Young and Traxx. His skill as a producer has been established with releases on labels such as Dark Entries, Fit Sound, and Obsolete Futures, and his prowess as a DJ has been witnessed on floors the world over. On Take Parts, Converse peels away the layers of acidic gauze that have characterized much of his work, revealing his sharp grasp of dancefloor dynamics and DJ functionality. While the 808’s, 909’s, and 303’s are on full display, Converse does not indulge in retro-fetishism; he channels the future forward impulse of the originary rave ethos.
The fourth collection of cuts from Various Artists of The Black Lodge multiverse. The first sound offering on side A comes from The Poetic Painter M of Nation Records. A2 comes from Chilean born sonic explorer Pablo R. Ruiz, who resides in the sacred lands of Detroit and has a number of releases on Portage Garage Sounds. The flip side begins with an acidic banger from Midwest producer/ engineer Grey People who has numerous releases on great labels such as Frigio Records, Valcrond Video, Public System Recordings, and others. B2 is an experimental mind-bender from Bay City, Michigan artist Fashion Flesh aka John Talaga, a true gear head who makes his own electronic equipment, oscillators, generators, sound toys, and modulators and has released on cult labels such as Unknown Precept and Fit Sound (Est. 83’Records), among others. The EP ends with a beautiful piece defying genres from Fauna53, a collective of electronic artists from Italy, headed by Asymmetrical who runs Raw Culture Records.
The machines maniacs Bologna based duo FLML returns to Alley Version with “Wired Cruel Run”, a totally DIY 6-tracker EP of technoid experiments, drony patterns, wachy funks, inspired by the obscure side of Chicago jack-beats, early Industrial music, J.G. Ballard’s novels, low-budget VHS era horror movies.
All tracks are recorded analogically live on reel to reel.
Three mental jackin’ tracks for the club by Chicago’s Mark Grusane.
After a 20 year hiatus, Polarius a.k.a Legowelt is back with 5 banging house/techno tracks on Innershades’ Altered Circuits imprint.
Thirteen years after his whopping ‘Time and Space’ EP, Chicago ‘O.G.’ Mark Grusane returns to the Rush Hour imprint with his ‘Dance Intensity’ EP. Combining trademark electro, wave, synth-pop and disco elements into three modern dancefloor cuts.
The Jak has returned witH Dirty bLends 5 in extremely limited quantity introducing nU cOhorts to the label. These new artist aliases to the label have contributed to the further effort of maintaining the sound from the early inception of dance tracks like the days of old that still lives and breathes in us today that honors and treasures enriched essential dance music history. William Kincaid (a rugged accomplice) smacks it fiLthY iLL on the A-Side wit a MUDDY whiPLash idea of tHe Music Box made 2 Jak 4 Crazies for ‘Can’t Be’. Lex Lathan (a villainous apprentice) Slays off the B-Side wit Jakbeat/Detroit damage on Mayhem Manipulation.
The triad of Mutant Beat Dance brings an entirely different approach with numerous vocal appearances and raw funkiness. The kind of sound that brings images of dark and dirty city streets to mind that would not feel out of place as the soundtrack for an cult 80s film about about street gangs i.e. the Duke from Escape From New York…or Style Wars. The Wave and House sounds are present but then there’s distorted walking bass guitars and snapping drums give it this more swampy sound, and also the more punk rock sound of The Stooges or The Cramps. This release is the feeling of listening to a band and not just some guys who are making electronic music. This is an excellent juxtaposition of styles that is effective in both manners.Continue reading “Mutant Beat Dance – No Comfort For Control [NAT020]”