Norm Talley / Michael Zucker – South by Midwest [FS001K]

Owner operator of Finale Sessions Music Michael Zucker has brought you a sister label called Finale Sessions Music to showcase his own music with close friends and family. The first release it’s starting with the Detroit veteran Norm Talley and label boss Michael Zucker. Norm Talley track called “Power “it has the sublime Detroit deep sound with its sharp chords and that pumping deep kick and claps and it also has additional work from another Detroit legend Delano Smith but what makes this track is the fantastic vocals from the soul. Track two “Lock Jaw” is just raw beatdown late night track with deep chicago classic sound with a pumping kicks and mind altering synth. Then next is Michael Zuckers first track “Parisian Nights” with it’s classic filtered classic chicago sound with proper pads and chords with a vocal drifting in and out of the spectrum . Track two “ Thought Process” is just an amazing deep inspired melodic trip with key’s and that classic b4 organ that sets the tone for the pads and that lifted filtered sound.

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Norm Talley / Michael Zucker – South by Midwest [FS001K]

Omar-S – The Best [AOS4000]

The Best Omar S, newest album simply reflects the singer, songwriter/producer’s brilliant career- always vogue, forever moving forward, yet transcending trend to find its place among the classics. The 11 selections gracing album, produced by Omar S is just what you never expect from a modern entertainment legend.

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Omar-S – The Best [AOS4000]

VA – From Chicago To Detroit Vol.1 [DOFTD1-9]

Descendents of The Deep launches the From Chicago To Detroit series, bringing together a quartet of deep house tracks from Michigan and Illinois-based producers. Jordan Fields kicks things off with the electric piano-laden strut of the surprisingly trippy “Excitement”, before Vincent Floyd offers up a masterclass in deep, New Jersey-influenced analogue deepness in the shape of “2gether”. Flip for the wonderful blissfulness of Leandre’s “Images of Spring” – think starry melodies from Detroit, coupled with the rolling swing of Chicago – and “Detroit Dubz”, a killer exercise in spooky beatdown from Norm Talley and Mike Huckaby. With its’ heavy, compressed bassline, creepy chords and reverb-laden textures, it sounds like it was tailor-made for Halloween.

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VA – From Chicago To Detroit Vol.1 [DOFTD1-9]

Norm Talley – The Palmer Park Project [TSUBA075]

A long and distinguished recording career for the always faithful Norm Talley has been lacking something Tsuba shapes until now, so kudos to Kev Griffiths for coaxing three drops of powerfully deep and danceable house from the Westside Detroiter. Each track here offers a different mood with A-side cut “Mid-Nite Madd-Ness” the peak time burner with classically Detroit house styled cymbal clashes cuing breakdowns, while vamping chords ascend and descend. “Holiday” is the warmer summer house jam with woozy Rhodes on loop, while “One Track Mind” is deep and rhythmic with a sultry vocal to boot.

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Norm Talley – The Palmer Park Project [TSUBA075]

Berlin here we go again!

After more than 2 and a half years we are back in Berlin! and of-course we are looking forward to have a lot of fun while being.

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Berlin here we go again!

Rick Wilhite – Vibes 2 [RHM010CD]

As a DJ and promoter Rick Wilhite has been holding it down for over twenty years. His ‘Vibes New & Rare music’ record store has been a main source for soulful electronic music in Detroit until its closure a few years back. The ‘Vibes New & Rare music’ compilation only features material that Rick Wilhite truly believes to represent the artists. After releasing Volume 1 in 2010, Wilhite now delivers the sequel, featuring pioneers and new talents alike from New York, Chicago and Detroit.

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Rick Wilhite – Vibes 2 [RHM010CD]

Christopher Rau – Lost in Brooklyn [THEMA039]

”A syncopated pattern of stabbed chords remains the benchmark of the track, anchoring a groove that initially builds using off-kilter, intentionally grating background noise. As resonators get turned up and tensions mount, the moment when the funky, hi-hat led percussion finally arrives around the 2:20 mark is met with the kind of exuberant release that dancefloor-heaven is rooted in. Lost In Brooklyn continues to ebb and flow throughout its remainder, with peaks and troughs that power through until the end and renders it more than a bit of DJ weapon. Besides Rau, Norm Talley is also back on Thema and with a kind of focused fury that only he can sustain. He infuses Raus upbeat production with his Motor City hypnotic soul and reworks it for a deeper, later hour. The motif that makes up the A-side is eschewed in favor of subdued pads, skittering cosmic washes drenched in delay, and driving drums that straddle the line between house and techno. The contrast between each side of this vinyl plays off the other nicely, but they both retain the sophisticated charisma that ties everything on Thema together.”

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Christopher Rau – Lost in Brooklyn [THEMA039]

Norm Talley – The ReWorks [LANDEDREC0106]

With Landed marking one of the recent high points in an illustrious career for Detroit producer Norm Talley, the man himself returns to Landed to examine lead track “Travlin” with a pair of revisions that showcase different outcomes with the confines of slender, refined deep house. “Part 1” takes a dubby path, anchored by a hypnotic chord pattern while the beat ticks away in an unfussy manner. “Part 2” is the more sublime turn though, paring things down even more with a thoroughly minimal set of drums and a wonderfully hypnotic melodic tone undulating throughout. For a classy set of stripped down house shakers, look no further.

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Norm Talley – The ReWorks [LANDEDREC0106]

VA – Limited Numbers Sushitech Box Set [SUSHBOX]

A special collection of all the limited records released over the years on Sushitech inside a solid carton box designed by Kerry Roper. The box include 5 x 10INCH clear marbled records with some new and exclusive mixes! Tracks by Franco Cangelli, Leonel Castillo, Anonym, Delano Smith, Norm Talley, Mike Huckaby.

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VA – Limited Numbers Sushitech Box Set [SUSHBOX]

Norm Talley – The Westside Project [VP003]

Number three on the french label Vibes & Pepper comes from Norm Talley and is called the The Westside Project. Lead track “Do What You Like” deftly weaves in some expert Voodoo Ray sampleage amidst a permanently punchy groove whilst “Greenfield Groove” has Talley in looser rhythmic mood, with busy percussion driving through a thick swamp of vocal pressure and ever twisting piano riffs.  B Side hugger “Grove Street Shuffle” was originally featured on the producer’s 1997 release for City Boy.

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Norm Talley – The Westside Project [VP003]

Andy Vaz feat. Eva Soul – Feelin’ [SRT152]

Soiree Records presents the unreleased mixes of Feelin’ by Andy Vaz featuring vocalist Eva Soul. Drivetrain’s Reflection-a high-powered fusion bringing the feelin’ to a climatic, electrifying crescendo of deep scientific intelligence. Andy Vaz-Original-it all begins here…the sumptuous voice of Eva Soul the collaboration of precision musicians and the absolute of machines, resulting in a feelin’ of authoritative electronic soul. Norm Tally’s Feelin’-the late night creeper delivers another incendiary composition submerged in signature Detroit intoxication.

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Andy Vaz feat. Eva Soul – Feelin’ [SRT152]

Norm Talley – Transmissions [THEMA023]

Transmissions sends us 4intercepted signals from the mothership hovering over the Motor City primed for the peak-time dancefloor that range from outer space techno trips to alien hip-shaking deep house. There’s no fads here and no so-hip move faking, just quality in its purest form, and that alone can seem alien back on Earth in these times.

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Norm Talley – Transmissions [THEMA023]

Norm Talley – Tracks From The Asylum [MM010]

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Norm Talley drops 4 dope Detroit house tracks with different vibes on MixMode records. ‘Powder’ and ‘More Powder’ are the peak hour house tracks with classic chords and a steady uptempo groove. Then we got two Beatdown tracks ‘Lost’ and ‘Private Party’ that both stand out.

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Norm Talley – Tracks From The Asylum [MM010]