VA – RDY #44 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY044]

CHICAGO MUSIC SYNDROME/CHIP E/BOU KHAN/B ROSE - RDY #44

Four monstrous tracks straight from the basement featuring one of the original house music creator Ron Hardy. Chicago Music Syndrome – Work It, Chip E – M.B. Dance, Bou Khan – Magic and B Rose – Hey DJ.

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VA – RDY #44 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY044]

Marcus Mixx – Liquid Love [LPP010]

In recent years, original copies of Marcus Mixx’s superb 1992 single “Liquid Love” – a sublime chunk of deep house for the ages – have become sought-after amongst collectors. This can partly explained by the fact that the 12″ boasted a rare remix from the late, great Ron Hardy, which brilliantly peppered the original’s Mr Fingers style groove with whistling synthesizer melodies, lilting chords and sweet vocal loops. Hardy’s mix naturally takes pride of place on the flipside of this on-point reissue. On the A-side you’ll find the rich, soulful and full vocal “New York Mix” – think vintage Nu Groove with a dash of Dream II Science, and you’re close – and the “Can You Feel It” mix, which offers a loving tribute to the Chicago deep house style of Larry Heard.

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Marcus Mixx – Liquid Love [LPP010]

VA – RDY #35 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY035]

Ron Hardy housed-up disco biz. Chaplin Band – Il veliero, Willie colon – She Don’t Know I Am Alive (dub two), Tony Cook & The Party People – On The Floor (underground mix). All the real djs were looking for those for years. Grab it before it’s sold out, we have very few copies. A must have.

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VA – RDY #35 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY035]

VA – RDY #28 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY028]

Three monstruous tracks straight from the basement featuring one of the original house music creator Ron Hardy. Tullio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon, Eberhard Schoener – Why Don’t You Answer and John Forde – dDon’t You Know Who Did It.

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VA – RDY #28 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY028]

Danny Alias – Civil Defence [DLM008]

”Civil Defense” was—and still is—a tone poem. It was written in 1984 and first performed in various beatnik-esque coffee houses (with a simple beatbox) in and around Chicago. (I went to college on a full poetry scholarship– believe it or not!)”, as Danny himself says, and we think it’s right. It is considered to be one of the earliest vinyl releases of House Music. LDdlm is honored to bring you this ” long lost piece of the puzzle” in the retelling of Chicago House Music history. The LDdlm edition of the original recordings documents the enduring legacy of this iconic piece of audio history, including the long lost Ron Hardy edit and a reshape of the edit of Ivan Smagghe for the first time on vinyl.

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Danny Alias – Civil Defence [DLM008]

VA – RDY #25 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY025]

All three tracks here are on a stretched-out, dubbed-out electronic disco tip, beginning with what appears to be Hardy’s reel-to-reel extension of Disco Dream & The Androids’ quirky 1979, Moroder-ish arpeggio-jam “Dream Machine”. Flip for an all-instrumental dub take on Craig Peyton’s decidedly wonky, electro-disco cover of “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” and “116 BPM Trax”, an un-credited, boogie-era, proto-house jam full of bubbling electronics, cheeky synthesizer riffs and clanking drum machine hits.

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VA – RDY #25 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY025]

VA – This Is How It Started Vol. 5 [CHITOWN005]

‘This Is How It Started’ focuses heavily on the early days of the Chicago sound, especially in the formative years at Ron Hardy’s Music Box. Part 5 with a selection of old and new proto house inspired tracks. Including the killer Peaches and Prunes!

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VA – This Is How It Started Vol. 5 [CHITOWN005]