Marshall Jefferson / Jungle Wonz – Vibe Three / Human Condition [CCR002]

JEFFERSON, Marshall/JUNGLE WONZ - Vibe Three

Club Chi’ll have found a holy grail of house right here. Chicago house legends Marshall Jefferson and Jungle Wonz having unearthed, unreleased tracks played by Ron Hardy, direct from the tapes in 1985, then lost for decades with no one but the Music Box crowd hearing them until now… 35 years later. Those lost tapes have now been recreated through Marshall’s unparalleled and unquestionable production skills, and who better to give you their story than the man himself:

“I would take tapes to the Music Box and Ron Hardy would play my music. VIBE was one of those tracks. I recorded VIBE in 1985, but it became one of my tracks that I just forgot about until some guy on Facebook sent me a recording of it, that was taken from a club. The only person who I ever gave a recording of VIBE to was Ron Hardy. The only other people I know who had copies of the track was Gene Hunt and DJ Emanuel Pippin.
The original version of VIBE was made using a Roland 707, Roland JX8 P keyboard and a Roland 727 drum machine. I was still working at the Post Office at the time, and this was pre-Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem). VIBE was the building blocks for Move Your Body because it was using the instruments on the track that I discovered what I could do with the bass sound, to make a track like Move Your Body.” – Marshall Jefferson
Likewise, ‘Human Condition’ by Jungle Wonz, sees Marshall reuniting with Harry Dennis, using the same base as Vibe Three but with Harry providing the vocals with his brilliant poignant lyrics over the top, that are evidently relevant for us all today. Speaking on ‘Human Condition’ Harry expressed, “The track we have is on terms of suffering in the Hoods of Chicago or any place with poverty, and it’s deep.”

listen

Marshall Jefferson / Jungle Wonz – Vibe Three / Human Condition [CCR002]

Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control [TX113RED]

Seminal acid house from 1986. Marshall Jefferson’s seminal release has been re mastered from original DAT’s and released in original Trax Red labels. Released in conjunction with Trax / Harmless.

listen

Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control [TX113RED]

Gentry Ice / Adonis ‎– Do You Wanna Jack / Lost In the Sound [CCE030]

Rawax welcomes the legend Adonis on the 30th edition of our Chiwax Classic series. The release includes the 1989 originally on Jack Trax released ”Do You Wanna Jack/ Lost In The Sound” and ”My Space”, a collab with Virgo aka Marshall Jefferson.

listen

Gentry Ice / Adonis ‎– Do You Wanna Jack / Lost In the Sound [CCE030]

VA – Terry Farley Presents Acid Thunder: More Definitive Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 [HURTXCD129]

Given the expansive nature of Terry Farley’s first celebration of early and classic house, 2013’s five-disc Acid Rain, you’d think he’d be running out of choices for this second, similarly epic selection. In fact, Acid Thunder is, if anything, a more pleasingly deep and in-depth collection. Whereas that first installment was heavy on relatively well-known classics, this follow-up digs deeper for inspiration. As a result, it’s packed with tracks that many house DJs simply won’t know, or have struggled to get hold of; not just stone cold classics such as Bobby Konders’ “Nervous Acid” or Hexx Complex’s “I Want You”, but genuinely overlooked material from the likes of Risque III, Peter Black and Jack James Rabbit. It’s something of a welcome history lesson, even for those with a good grasp of house music’s formative years.

listen

VA – Terry Farley Presents Acid Thunder: More Definitive Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 [HURTXCD129]

Matt Tolfrey feat. Marshall Jefferson – The Truth (Remixes) [LEFT042]

https://i1.wp.com/images.junostatic.com/300/CS506892-01A-MED.jpg

The Truth (feat Marshall Jefferson)’, one of the standout tracks from Matt Tolfrey’s debut LP, ‘Word of Mouth’, sees a full single release with additional remixes from Gerd’s Geeeman project and John Charnis.

listen

Matt Tolfrey feat. Marshall Jefferson – The Truth (Remixes) [LEFT042]

Matt Tolfrey – Word of Mouth [LEFTCD004]

https://i2.wp.com/aboveboarddist.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/LEFTCD004-300x300.jpg

‘Word of Mouth’ is the debut album from the tireless Leftroom Records boss and producer/DJ, Matt Tolfrey. Featuring a rich selection of talent, from the relatively new such as James Teej, Jem Cooke and Kevin Knapp, to legends like Marshall Jefferson and Ya Kid K, ‘Word Of Mouth’ is a return to the feel of classic house albums of old where collaborations with vocalists, engineers and mix engineers were worn as a badge of honour. Matt Tolfrey is a fixture of modern house music that can feel a definite sense of pride over his achievements. Tolfrey’s touch in the studio is undoubted but with ‘Word of Mouth’ we’re treated to a unique insight into his influences, working methods and what makes him tick.

listen

Matt Tolfrey – Word of Mouth [LEFTCD004]

Simoncino – The Warrior Dance EP Part #2 [LAX124]

https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/styles/cover_large/storage-api-public/covers/61/61188.jpg

The second part form Simoncinos’s “The Warrior Dance”. On the A side, 2 brand new tracks : one cover of Marshall Jefferson as Jungle Wonz “Time marches on” & “Inga”s crème”, while on the B side, there are 2 remixes from Chez Damier.

listen

Simoncino – The Warrior Dance EP Part #2 [LAX124]