Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Funkadelic have created an enduring legacy, and the power of their impact is visceral in Detroit. Their records not only played with genre, but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with Parliament, Funkadelic, Parlet, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and the Brides Of Funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. The music itself is beyond stereotype, but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be, having a massive impact on the next generation of Detroit music, Detroit Techno. But more than just Techno, it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes, so we included all sorts of today’s generation of Detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was Funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary, they endure and inspire.

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Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Moodymann – DJ Kicks [K7327]

Following a year that saw the 50th entry in the long-running series released to wide acclaim, DJ-Kicks returns in 2016 another landmark edition. Iconic Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist DJ mix compilation. Born Kenny Dixon Jr., Moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the Motor City. He is an outspoken, impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s. Melting together jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in captivating ways, he is responsible for some of electronic music’s most definitive tracks, EPs and LPs on labels like Planet E, Peacefrog and his own KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints. As able to serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves, his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic.

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Moodymann – DJ Kicks [K7327]

KDJ / Rick Wade – Moods And Grooves Classics Vol. 4 [MG049]

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The fourth installment of the classics series features two of the label’s most successful artists Kenny Dixon Jr. and Rick Wade. KDJ’s untitled tracks were previously issued as a limited pressing so here’s your chance to get one if you missed out the first time. Longtime and well respected deep house soldier Rick Wade is featured on the flip side with two classic deep house offerings from his first appearance on Moods & Grooves.

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KDJ / Rick Wade – Moods And Grooves Classics Vol. 4 [MG049]

Kenny Dixon Jr. – Moodymann [KDJ044]

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New material from Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann along with two tracks produced by Andres. This long awaited album features twelve songs over 4 sides of vinyl, a poster, all in custom sleeve with the best album artwork since 1979. A journey further into the weird and wonderful world of the Moodymann…Straight from Detroit!

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Kenny Dixon Jr. – Moodymann [KDJ044]

The 3 Chairs – Demigods [3CH004]

Three chairs with a new releases… 4 hot tracks of which the opener Demigods (a1) is a sick acid injected Detroit house cut in a style fusion of Marcellus Pittmann and Theo Parris. 6 mile is another stunner on this Ep wih a nice rolling beat and an upbeat feel.

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The 3 Chairs – Demigods [3CH004]

Scott Ferguson – Midwest Party People EP [FPR033]

Ferrispark Records present a new release from Scott Ferguson. On ‘Alright’ heavy bass and beats eventually mutate into a smooth late-night house jam, with a Kenny Dixon Jr sample. Side B is laced with chatter, cheers, and claps, accompanied by chords, strings, sub-bass, and disco loops.

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Scott Ferguson – Midwest Party People EP [FPR033]

VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series Part 3 [NDATL/MI3.3]

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NDATL bring you the last installment of this legendary series! First up we have an unreleased verion of Alexander Robotnick “Problemes D’Amour” retouched by Detroit native Kenny Dixon Jr. Followed up by tracks from Juan Atikins, Alton Miller and Abacus.

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VA – Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series Part 3 [NDATL/MI3.3]