VA – Concept 1210 [JUNE009]

June Records presents Concept 1210, a collaborative project between We Are Monsters, Ratlife Records, Nation and June Records. Represented respectively by All The Wild Eyes (Solar), Credit 00, Naughty Wood, Traxx, The Pedestrian, Villan X, Trenton Chase and June. Concept 1210 is a contemporary take on DIY electronics, made with the original rhythm machines, synthesizers and sequencers that became available between the period of late 1970s to mid 1980s.

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VA – Concept 1210 [JUNE009]

Nina Kraviz – Best Friend (DVS1 Remixes) [REKIDS073]

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Next up in the line of Nina Kraviz tracks to get a facelift is the sparse and eerie ‘Best Friend’. Enlisting the vocal services of his fellow Minneapolis-dwelling musician Naughty Wood, DVS1 has produced two excellent remixes.

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Nina Kraviz – Best Friend (DVS1 Remixes) [REKIDS073]

Naughty Wood – Nation Podcast #17

For his first solely produced Nation Podcast we would like to celebrate Naughty Woods comeback to his vocal elegance.
On Mutant Beat Dances latest sonic installment on Rush Hour, he delivered stunning tonal artistry, and it is been said they have produced arguably ‘the best 80’s Chicago house record not made in the 80’s.
It is what we call Jakbeat, inspired by the early days of house music.
‘Let Me Go’ is as intense and rhythmically inclined as they come. Naughty Wood’s sparse vocals cry desperation, almost nearing insanity, which makes up for a pressure cooker like warehouse anthem.
His decknician-skills are equally impeccable, touching base in various borrows of electronic music, performed with diversity, integrity and sound condition.
Please enjoy this moment in time!

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Naughty Wood – Nation Podcast #17

Mutant Beat Dance – Let Me Go [HHYR019]

Fully Koded Chicagoians Traxx and Beau Wanzer team up for another Mutant Beat Dance release. Together they have produced arguably ‘the best 80s Chicago house record NOT made in the 80s. The Mutants call it Jakbeat, inspired by the early days of house music. ‘Let Me Go’ is as intense and rhythmically inclined as they come. Naughty Wood’s sparse vocals cry desperation, almost nearing insanity, which makes up for a pressure cooker like warehouse anthem. ‘Rottonfunk’ is another intense work out which has a killer groove and makes us wander off to the Promised Land (wherever that is).

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Mutant Beat Dance – Let Me Go [HHYR019]

Nation + Mathematics @ Smart Bar, Chicago, 31.07.2010

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This special edition of the Nation Podcast is dedicated to the sound of Medusas, the Music Box and Beyond, recorded on the 31st of July live at Smartbar. Naughty Wood, who made his first contributions as a vocalists on various tracks, gives us a sneak peek at his deck-skills when he opened the night. 50 Minutes of old, as well as modern interpretations of Disco, Jak and House.
Move your feet!

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As we dance our way further into the night, Hieroglyphic Being creeps up behind the decks to give us a treat of his editing skills.
The mysterious alien lifeform known to man also as Jamal Moss unleashes previously unreleased edit material into the wild, and as we try to comprehend the sound he takes us on the next journey. It’s a wild water rafting trip shaking your body to the core.
Welcome to the Pleasuredome!

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Who better than Traxx could close a night as furious as Nation Mathematics?
Mixing his way through a blazing session, Traxx marks genres from Italo Disco to Jakbeat to Beattrack Edits, Mutant Disco, Industrial and all the way back, making drawers and categories obsolete once again.
Ron Hardys spirit lives on.
Not of this world!

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Nation + Mathematics @ Smart Bar, Chicago, 31.07.2010