3.2.6. – Falling [MR002]

Taking it’s name from the address of Ron Hardy’s seminal Muzic Box club (326 N.Michigan Ave, Chicago) 3.2.6. was a short lived project from one Dion Williams, ably assisted by the legendary Armando Gallop and Mike Dunn who lend their mixing skills and individual styles across the breadth of the entire record.

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3.2.6. – Falling [MR002]

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.

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

MD III – Acid Chaser EP [MAMSW009]

Three previously unreleased Mike Dunn recordings taken from sessions recorded between 1989-91, recorded under his MD III alias. Drum machines, 303s and a few crusty synths is, by the sounds of it, what created Mike Dunn’s Acid Chaser EP for Sheffield label MoreaboutMusic. It’s the Chicago legend’s first release as MDIII since 1993 and, production-wise, not much seems to have changed in those 21 years. Acid. Drums. Grit. It’s all here, beginning with the clap-heavy and bouncing squelch-line of “No Chaser”. The B-side provides two tracks with the beat down drums of “Acid Feet” sounding as big a Maurice Fulton production, while the 303 bleep of “Club Music World” will draw whoops and cheers from dancers and DJs alike.

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MD III – Acid Chaser EP [MAMSW009]

Alden Tyrell ft Mike Dunn – Touch The Sky [CJFD011]

Alden Tyrell hooked up with Mike Dunn for some new work!. Tyrell always jamming and playing around with his synths had some tracks inspired by early Mike Dunn songs. So the obvious happened… the hooked up for some appropiate vocals and here it is….”Touch The Sky”! A peak time acid monster with Mike’s vocal chant in the style of his classic MD3 projects. Gerd is on remix duty here and delivers a killer remix with a more traditional Chicago groove and build up. Clone head honcho Serge had some studio time with Tyrell for a dub mix. The Serge & Tyrell dub mix turned out a bit wild and became a classic piece of piano and dx bass driven Chicago house music with stuttering vocal samples and a acidic synth line.

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Alden Tyrell ft Mike Dunn – Touch The Sky [CJFD011]

Murphy Jax feat. Mike Dunn – It’s the Music [CJFD06]

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Clone Records continues the Jack For Daze series with an absolutely jacker from Murphy Jax featuring Mike Dunn vocals. The release comes with remixes from Legowelt and Alden Tyrell.

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Murphy Jax feat. Mike Dunn – It’s the Music [CJFD06]