Rick Wade – Cognitive Ecstasy EP [ATR002]

Here is Another’s second release, a 3 tracks EP from Chicago’s iconic house producer Rick Wade, who has reinvented himself in the recent years. This is quite obvious on this record which oscillates between old school and modernity, especially with the track Be The One on B2, a futuristic deep house anthem.

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Rick Wade – Cognitive Ecstasy EP [ATR002]

Rick Wade – Guardian Of Forever [SNF014]

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Detroit legend Rick Wade steps up for the fourteenth release on vinyl only imprint Shall Not Fade with his melodic, dancefloor fuelled ‘Guardian Of Forever’ EP.Rick Wade or Big Daddy Rick is an artist who needs little introduction, a true House music legend, Rick serves up three of his signature style tracks, accompanied by a remix from LK. The four track EP features jazz fuelled cuts, perfectly suited for the dancefloor.

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Rick Wade – Guardian Of Forever [SNF014]

Rick Wade – Storng Arm [RYMD002]

WADE, Rick - Strong Arm EP

Detroit legend Rick Wade is back with a nice new EP on Rymd. First up “Strong Arm” is the kind of real proper deep house that is often imitated but hardly matched. From the unmistakable knack of its groove to its swirling and mesmerising Rhodes in the foreground. “Funkopolis” gets deeper and as the name suggests has a totally killer bassline and just generally awesome soul goodness going on. Proper Detroit style representing here. Italians Deep 88 and Emotion (Ignacio) turn in some surprisingly good remixes on the flip that do their job well by not deviating too much from the originals and reworking the grooves into decent alternate versions.

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Rick Wade – Storng Arm [RYMD002]

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

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]

VA – Combo EP [OJO009]

Rick Wade, K.Alexi, Fantasna and Jorge C signing in for this 9th release for the South American Ojodeapolo label. A fine Various Artists compilation titled Combo EP. A-side begins with Jorge C. “Baile” a set of playful chords , seductive machine drums plus percussions,voices & whispers and surrounding baselines. Followed by “Sun On My Face” by the legendary Chicago star K Alexi Shelby consisting on a mysterious, hypnotic and sensual refreshing summer hit. B-side continues with the one and only Rick Wade, who delivers a tremendous track called “Darling Your Love” transporting us to his own sound-signature developed before by his own imprint Harmony Park label. Last track is “Faraon”, a real deep-acid-anthem that comes by the hand of the young promise Sebastian Mella aka. Fantasna, one of the best kept secrets from Santiago de Chile.

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VA – Combo EP [OJO009]

VA – Council Estate Soldiers EP [ALB003]

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Third release on Albion Records. Rick Wade’s lush, deep house tune “Giggin” is paired with Brit Wil Maddams’ aptly titled “Warm Organic”. The jackin’ retro vibe of “Feel It” by Gene Hunt is paired with the groovy techno of “Woods For Trees” by Dudley Strangeways on the flip of the “Council Estate Soldiers” EP.

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VA – Council Estate Soldiers EP [ALB003]

VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

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Third Ear’s Detroit Beatdown series was instrumental in redefining the perception of Detroit electronic music abroad. Now we come to the final Detroit Beatdown release. Four Detroit artists giving us as good an ep as any of the releases in the series. The tracks by Mike Clark and Rick Wade rank amongst their best, for sure. DJ-T1000, a Detroit producer and DJ known for some of the city’s hardest Techno, surprises with a stripped-back groove that is pure electronic Funk. Wrapping up the ep is Scott Ferguson’s A Groove, a heavy skanking groove with that classic Beatdown rawness.

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VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

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Third Ear’s Detroit Beatdown series was instrumental in redefining the perception of Detroit electronic music abroad. Now we come to the final Detroit Beatdown release. Four Detroit artists giving us as good an ep as any of the releases in the series. The tracks by Mike Clark and Rick Wade rank amongst their best, for sure. DJ-T1000, a Detroit producer and DJ known for some of the city’s hardest Techno, surprises with a stripped-back groove that is pure electronic Funk. Wrapping up the ep is Scott Ferguson’s A Groove, a heavy skanking groove with that classic Beatdown rawness.

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VA – Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 The Final EP [3EEP201403]

Rick Wade – Rough Vibes [RNLSML002]

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Deep and soulful, we have the chance to work alongside one of house masters Rick Wade with a powerful mix of disco, beats, house and everything in between.Two original tracks with several flavors to taste, first with a heavy vocalized track remixed by one of Argentinian underground beat maker Leonel Castillo. For the other side a dancefloor friendly tune straight from Wade’s eclectic mind and a special mix by another national house gem, Lucas Mari a fresh remake of the original soaked with Mari’s personal rhythms.

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Rick Wade – Rough Vibes [RNLSML002]

Rick Wade – Hard Full EP [HT056]

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Holic Trax serves up its fifth release from none other than Detroit music making machine Rick Wade of Harmonie Park and Moods & Grooves association. His Hard Full EP opens with the title track, Hard Full. Sounding like a classic Wade cut right from the off, squelchy drums turn over and over to lock you in place before typically elegant string samples sweep up through the mix and really set it off. ‘Deep Subliminal’ kicks that bit harder and firmer with splashing claps and a gentle tumble of toms and congas that imbue the track with a tropical tribalism. The last track is Pyro Dynamics with its nagging bass synth line, dreamy sunny day melodies and locked in place, heavyweight drums

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Rick Wade – Hard Full EP [HT056]

Rick Wade – Night Addiction EP [HY005]

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Detroit’s original underground groove-maker comes on board with a 4-track package of goodies. Mr. Wade brings back the deep and soulful vibes of his famous ‘night series’ with the Night Addiction ep. The A-side title track kicks off with dark keys winding through a thumping bassline and sultry horns, while Enter Dawn plunges deep into an ocean of warm pads and hypnotic bass. Flip over to the B-side for the obscure sounds of Hold Youth’s modern rework of Night Addiction, plus S3A’s disco-house interpretation, full of funky sampling, that will surely have hands up in the air.

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Rick Wade – Night Addiction EP [HY005]

Rick Wade – Detroit Fury [HIZOU003]

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Sliding on over to Hizou Deep Rooted, prime purveyor of all things deep and alluring Rick Wade might seem a little misleading with his new EP entitled Detroit Fury. As is evident from the man’s back catalogue, there’s not a lot that’s furious about the Wade sound and it’s here in abundance, with finely balanced drums, moody chords and that healthy dollop of disco velour to make sure everything moves properly. “Heavy” is a particular dream with its expertly wielded keys and lackadaisical tone, while the expressive bass line on “Gambit” will be inspiring ‘hurt-so-good’ faces everywhere.

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Rick Wade – Detroit Fury [HIZOU003]