JTC – Indigo, Flesh and Fire EP [SPC-145]

Tadd Mullinix returns to JTC, the moniker which helped define Spectral Sound, the dance imprint of Ghostly International. The EP is packed, but still playfully ambiguous; a club-ready set built to max out mixing boards with spacious and nuanced melodies and motorized percussion. Five tracks, each with roughly five-minute run-times, offering all but a few breaths in a quest for highly operative dancefloor hypnosis. The record wastes little time locking in; on the first track, “Innerloire Rendezvous,” a dense square kick plows through a brisk four-on-the-floor routine phasing over harmonious synth stacks of rubbery fifths and sevenths. The title track splatters a lenticular static spray between thumping kick, billowy melodic swells, and staticky clicks, snaps, and claps.

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JTC – Indigo, Flesh and Fire EP [SPC-145]

JTC – Valley Road (We Are 1) [SPC114]

Tadd’s acid warrior alter ego, JTC, returns to Spectral Sound a label he’s been a part of for at least a decade and with it comes an onslaught of house and funk to fill up a dancefloor. ”Valley Road (We Are 1)” has a classic Detroit sound that could easily find its way into Mike Huckaby or Rick Wade’s DJ bags, and includes the assurance that ”together we are one.” After the intense and dark Creep Acid 2xLP that came out on Nation in 2011, it’s impressive to see the former Mr. Cotton return with something so fun and buoyant. The DJ QU remix is a perfect accompaniment, coating the original version’s classic New York house elements with a deeper, hypnotic tribal rhythm that can be heard at QU’s late-night warehouse sets where Queens meets nowhere.

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JTC – Valley Road (We Are 1) [SPC114]

JTC – Park Days EP [HOYA004]

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Hoya:Hoya welcomes the multi-talented Tadd Mullinix with his JTC alias. This time round, on ‘Park Days’, he flexes a house side that’s not been seen too often in his career of 13 years. Whether the driving groove of South Brooks, the late night drum machine jam of Argo, Creal’s ever evolving scatter, or the delicate Gallup, ‘Park Days’ is one of those records where everyone has a different favourite.

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JTC – Park Days EP [HOYA004]

J.T.C – Beats in Space [SHK005]

J.T.C. with a new release on Shaddock. Originally produced for Tim Sweeny’s Beats in Space radio show the title track was heard in one of J.T.C’s dj sets during a night out in Berlin and was signed to Shaddock on the spot. Heavy on the synths with a stirring bass-line and a driving 808. Stepping up for his first ever remix duty is MadTeo of Meakusma, who added his unique signature of twisted, hypnotic left-field house, aptly titling his re-work ‘Mad in Space’. On the flip J.T.C showcases his more melodic side as well as his versatility as a producer. The First Night Cycle, feat. Ellis Monk is a metabolic track clocking in at eight minutes developing over time, all the while under-laid with James T. Cottonis ceaseless heavy grooves. Love Canopy And Vessels finishes this little gem in the best Detroit/ Chicago house fashion.

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J.T.C – Beats in Space [SHK005]

2AM/FM – Desolate Cities [MOSDEEP004]

2 AM/FM - Desolate Cities

After their collaboration with Traxx on a previous MOS-release, James T. Cotton and D’Marc Cantu team up as 2AM/FM for more serious Chicago House roughness. ‘Desolate Cities’ has all ingredients we love to hear in proper dark house track, this very reminds us to the best works by Phuture. ‘Give This World’ goes more on the melodic tip, and reminds to classic tracks by Virgo, Ron Trent and G-Strings.

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2AM/FM – Desolate Cities [MOSDEEP004]

James T. Cotton – On Time [SPC093]

ON TIME

After a two-year wait since Tadd Mullinix’s last release as James T. Cotton, the man storms back with “On Time”, on Spectral Sound. Four tracks packed with more music than any EP has a right to. The EP includes also a Rick Wade remix.

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James T. Cotton – On Time [SPC093]

D’Marc Cantu & The Maniacs – Future Elektronix EP [NAT008]

Future Elektronix EP

Nation is On The Move! The tracks for this release are unique and striking that their specialness is undeniable. D’Marc Cantu and The Maniacs are particularly compelling.

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D’Marc Cantu & The Maniacs – Future Elektronix EP [NAT008]