Posts Tagged 'chicago house'



Body Sonic

A number of nods to Detroit get the spotlight in this post-festival session that starts uptempo and enters a second movement a little more softly and slowly. On the newer front, check the smoothed-out “dubstep” from Jack Sparrow and the late-80s house revamp from Storm Queen – and going back in time, one of the all-time disco greats from Black Ivory. Enjoy! -David

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Martyn – Far Away – Great Lengths (3024) 2009
Peverelist – Infinity Is Now (Tectonic) 2008
Agent Patrick & DATA – Boogie Down Detroit (Southern Outpost) 2002
Le CAR – Audiofile 11: Edit (Ersatz Audio) 2000
UR003 – The Final Frontier (Underground Resistance) 1991
ERP – Perfume Persuasion (Frustrated Funk) 2007
Monolake – Static (ml/i) 1999
Roof Light – Around Here – In Your Hands (Styrax) 2009
Jack Sparrow – Loveless – Circadian (Tectonic) 2010
Derrick May & Carl Craig – Interval I – Relics (Buzz) 1992
Aphex Twin – Xtal – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (R&S) 1992
Lowtec – Untitled (Workshop) 2006
Coordinates – In Cycles – Magnetics (Sub Static) 2002
Rod Modell – Body Sonic – Incense & Black Light (Plop) 2007
Micronism – Constructing Space – Steps to Recovery (Nurture) 1999
Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ [In Deep Mix] (Strictly Rhythm) 1990
F.U.S.E. / Black Knight – Slowgroove – Rob Gordon Projects (Source) 1996
Forgemasters – Track With No Name (Warp) 1989
Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Tell Me (Real Tone) 2010
Omar-S – Oasis #9 – Oasis Collaborating (FXHE) 2005
Storm Queen – Look Right Through [Vox] (Environ) 2010
N.O.I.A. – The Rule To Survive [Sure Shot Edit] (25 West) 1983
Mario “Smokin” Diaz – Let’s Do It [S.M.W. Dub Mix] (DJ International) 1987
D Train – Music [Instrumental] (Prelude) 1983
Black Ivory – Mainline (Buddah) 1979
Common Factor – Horizons (Planet E) 1998
Lawrence – Precious Hall [Dub] (Laid) 2010

Dwelling On The Dunes

This slow builder comes in with some quirky 80s dance tracks and spaced-out disco (including one of the best Italo tracks we’ve ever heard), moving into Chicago’s mid-90s deep house sound before the dub techno rinse-out. Check out the new shimmering Newworldaquarium remix and two killer tracks on the Laid label from Lawrence and Kassem Mosse. This one’s extra long to give those tracks some breathing room. -David

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Donnacha Costello – It Simply Is (Minimise) 2008
Savage Progress – Heart Begins To Beat [An Extended Mad Mix] (10 Records) 1984
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Peek-A-Boo [Silver Dollar Mix] (Geffen) 1988
Daniel Wang – Rings Of Saturn (Balihu) 1999
Warp 9 – Nunk [Instrumental] (Prism) 1982
M & G – When I Let You Down (Sensation) 1986
The Parallax Corporation – Slowflight / Runner – Autistic Sync (Viewlexx) 2001
Bobby Konders – Nervous Acid – House Rhythms (Nu Groove) 1990
The Children – Work The Box [Original 4 Track Mix] (Underground) 1987
Morphosis – Dirty Matter [NWAQ’s Via Mezzacapo Dub] (Delsin/M>O>S/Morphine) 2010
Lawrence – Dwelling On The Dunes (Laid) 2010
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away [Long Version] (Polydor) 1979
Asylum – Vibes – Instrumental Ward (Nu Groove) 1990
Nagual – Feel The Rhythm (Prescription) 1993
Circulation – Memory – Patterins (Balance) 1996
Round One – I’m Your Brother [Chicago’s Twisted Mix] (Main Street) 1994
Kassem Mosse – Untitled – Workshop (Laid) 2010
Omar-S – Miss You – 002 (FXHE) 2003
Octal Industries – Automatik [Northern Lights Mix] (Transistor Rhythm) 2004
Anton Zap – Road Trip Song (Ethereal Sound) 2011
Floating Points – J&W Beat (Planet Mu) 2009
Reload – Ahn – A Collection of Short Stories (Infonet) 1993

Rocket Deep

This was going to be part 2 of the last mix, but the last mix ended up pretty long on its own.  This one’s a little faster in tempo, throwing back some industrial and some mid-90s sci-fi cuts I’ve been wanting to play.  Check the new Chicago sounds from Steve Tang and UNLTD / Israel Vines (all of whom we’ve been lucky to have on Sonic Sunset in the past), plus killer broken-up sounds from Shed and Andrea.  -David

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Shed – Atmo Action – The Traveller (Ostgut Ton) 2010
Andrea – Got To Forget (Daphne) 2010
BFC – Galaxy (Fragile) 1990
Liaisons Dangereuses – Peut Etre Pas… (Roadrunner) 1982
Anne Clark – Our Darkness [Remix] (Ink) 1984
Auto Bahn – Do You Like This Beat [London Calling Mix] (Fierce) 1986
Legowelt – Ricky Ramjet – Pimpshifter (Bunker) 2000
Steven Tang – Rocket Deep – The Verged Sessions (Aesthetic Audio) 2010
DJ Skull – Don’t Stop the Beat – Stomping Grounds (Djax-Up-Beats) 1993
Morph – Our Future (Pt. 1) (Synewave) 1994
Russ Gabriel – Mindseeker – Digilogic Synthesis (Force Inc) 1994
Instra:Mental – Futurist (NakedLunch) 2009
Gas – Klang – Modern (Profan) 1995
Conforce – Sonar Conversations – Machine Conspiracy (Meanwhile.) 2010
UNLTD / Israel Vines – Reclaim – Distance No Object (Borrowed Language) 2011
Mordant Music – Olde Wobbly (Mordant Music) 2008
Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman – Music A Fe Rule Part 1 (Rhythm & Sound) 1997

Vacuum Boogie

a glowing orb

Sometimes time slips away without permission – I started this mix in April.  The end product is a midtempo glide into house tempo, the kind of set that can go on changing for hours without breaking the flow.  Check the new ethereal sounds from the resurrected Balance label and Russia’s Anton Zap.  -David

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Imagination – So Good, So Right – Night Dubbing (R&B) 1983
Âme – Excelsior (Sonar Kollectiv) 2006
Depeche Mode – Monument – A Broken Frame (Sire) 1982
Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak – Electric Cafe (Warner) 1986
Drexciya – Davey Jones Locker – True People (React) 1996
Joey Beltram – Proto Four – Aonox (Visible) 1994
Shapes & Forms – Spheric – Shapes & Forms (K2 O) 2001
Paperclip People – Remake [Basic Reshape] (Planet E) 1994
Brawther – Deep Down Paris (Balance) 2010
Koi – Deaf Torero (Styrax Leaves) 2008
Newworldaquarium – Lovin’ U (Peacefrog) 2001
Marsellus Pittman / Theo Parrish – African Roots (Sound Signature) 1999
Fast Eddie Smith – Jack The House [House Mix] (Underground) 1987
SPK – Mouth To Mouth – The Northside Revival (Medusa Edits) 2008 / 1987
Joe Garrasco & M.M. – Action (Safety Copy) 2009 / 1986
Pineapples – Come On Closer [Dub Mix] (Flexx) 2005 / 1983
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie – Vacuum EP (Eglo) 2009
Super Collider – Darn (Cold Way O’ Lovin) – Head On (Loaded) 1999
Chateau Flight – Instant Replay – Puzzle (Versatile) 2000
Anton Zap – I Get No Kick From Champagne (Ethereal Sound) 2010
Petar Dundov – Oasis [Substance & Vainqueur Remix] (Music Man) 2008
Two Tribes Project – Wind Jungle (Prescription) 1996
St. Germain – Sexy & Smooth – French Traxx (FNAC) 1993

Belle Isle Daze

Belle Isle Daze

Hi so it’s been far too long, I hope this helps make up for an extended absence.  A sprawling mix of soul, deep space techno, house and abstract funk. From Detroit to Chicago, UK to NYC and beyond the clouds, won’t you come visit trip city?  -Matt

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Theme from Sonic Sunset
Mtume – Theme for the People – Kiss This World Goodbye (Epic) 1978
Marc Alphonse w/ Recloose – Contentment in Humidity – Sampler One (Omoa) 2001
The Lyman Woodward Organization – Belle Isle Daze – Saturday Night Special (Strata) 1975
Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is – From a Whisper to a Scream (Kudu) 1971
2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Hyperdub) 2009
A Guy Called Gerald – Trip City (Avernus) 1989
Blackbelt Anderson – Sandoz [Blackbelt Andersen Remix]- Alfaz De Pi (Full Pupp) 2006
Annie – Chewing Gum [Headman Dub] – (679 Recordings) 2004
Loose Ends – Emergency Dial 999 [Dub mix] – Magic Touch (Virgin) 1985
Bas Noir – I’m Glad You Came To Me [Dub mix] – (Nu Groove) 1989
Schatrax – Mispent Years (Schatrax) 1998
Ron Trent, Joshua, Abacus, Chez Damier – B2 – Foot Therapy EP (Prescription) 1995
Basic Channel – untitled – Q1.1 (Basic Channel) 1993
Morganistic – Let It Go – Fluids Amniotic (Input Neuron Musique) 1994
Balil – Nort Route – A.R.T. Compilation (Planet E) 1992
Model 500 – Ocean To Ocean [Vocal mix] (Transmat) 1990
San Serac – Music Never Ends [M’s Music Mix] – Music Never Ends (Environ) 2009
Bottin – No Static (Italian’s Do It Better) 2009
T.C. Curtis – Should Have Known Better [Dub mix] – (Hot Melt) 1985
Glass Candy – Animal Imagination [Soft Boundaries] – Geto Boys (Italians Do It Better) 2009
Ozo – Anambra (DJM Records) 1976

Idle Blues

Chicago skyline

Dreaming of beaches on the Lardossian coast, Dave plots a steady course, chasing the setting sun westward from the Chicago outpost before launching into orbit, keeping the D in IDM in a way that only the UK lads can. Down the home stretch, sit back in the rhythm with long exposures for some chord-driven cornerstones.

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Gino Soccio – So Lonely (Warner Bros) 1979
Efdemin – Acid Bells [Martyn’s Bittersweet Mix] (Metisse) 2009
Hieroglyphic Being – The Strenuous Life – Machines for Lovers (Spectral) 2004
Jack Da Ripper – Jack’s Back (Circuit) 1995
Fingers Inc. – Distant Planet [Dub Mix] (Jack Trax) 1988
Planetary Assault Systems – Sleeping Sin Seamless – Planetary Funk Vol 3 (Peacefrog) 1994
Ian O’Brien – Tap Sketch (4th Wave) 1997
Soultek – Spaceman – Chapter One (Kompute) 2002
Alex Cortex – Prism – Skyle (Platzhirsch) 2008
UB313 – Q (Fortune8) 2007
Cassy – Idle Blues (Cassy) 2008
Maurizio – Domina (Maurizio) 1993
Mono Junk – Channel B (Trope) 1995
Vince Watson – Ethereal [Excerpt] (Delsin) 2008

Emotions Unknown

Dave takes us for a guided tour through dusky soft shadows and nighttime machines, leading into more relaxed territory before revisiting those chunky Chicago roots. New dubstep/techno genre-crossing sounds blended with their forerunners round out the meander. Too many great new cuts to mention all of them, but Stereociti lays down a thick, clean groove with Drexciyan flourishes, Joy Orbison offers you a rainbow-colored glowstick, and DJ Sprinkles goes beyond deep.

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DJ Sprinkles – Grand Central – Pt. I – Midtown 120 Blues (Mule Musiq) 2009
Schatrax – First Heartbeat (Schatrax) 1996
Stereociti – Waiting for Your Call (Mojuba) 2009
Anton Zap – Captain Storm (Underground Quality) 2008
Melody Boy 2000 – Monotone Fantastique (Dum) 1994
Model 500 – Starlight [Soultek’s Falling Stars Mix] (Echospace Detroit) 2007
Eerik – Exformation (Raw Fusion) 2002
Reflection – Cube Loop [Morgan Geist Mix] (Clear) 1997
Circulation – Emotions Unknown (Balance) 1995
The MD Connection – Frantic Machine – Tracks That Move Ya (Muzique) 1989
Martyn – Seventy-Four – Great Lengths (3024) 2009
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Hot Flush) 2009
Millie – Path To Hell [Redemption Mix] (Daphne) 2009
Ben Klock – Gold Rush – One (Ostgut Tontrager) 2009
Studio Pressure – Resolution (Photek) 1994
Roof Light – In Your Hands – In Your Hands EP (Styrax) 2009
Fluxion – Redundant (Vibrant) 2001
Helical Scan – Index I (Chain Reaction) 1996
Peverelist – Junktion [Shed Rmx] (Tectonic) 2009

Night Shift

Northland Roller Rink, Detroit

Matt takes a 2 hour journey from chilled post-punk, slow-mo disco, post-dub remixes and post-bourbon crate digging.  Slower tempos then building, some favorites from 2008 including Osborne, Nite Jewel, Windsurf and a superfunky Hot Coins slab… plus Detroit techno and Chicago house records all jacked up.

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theme from sonic sunset
The Associates – White Car In Germany – Forth Drawer Down (Beggars Banquet) 1982
Derrick May & Carl Craig – Interval I – Relics: A Transmat Compilation (Buzz) 1992
The Names – Night Shift – Factory: Communications 1978-92 (Factory) 1981
King Midas Sound – One Ting [Daybre Mix] – Cool Out (Hyperdub) 2008
Hot Coins – Norway Man – The Laissez Faire EP (Society) 2008
Bim Marx – untitled B1 –  Stronger – (Stilove4music) 2008
Windsurf – Future Warriors – Windsurf EP (Internasjonal) 2008
AN-2 – The Gift – Wide Open EP (Theomatic) 2004
Fudge Fingas – Gettin’ Together – Linkwood Family: Miles Away (Firecracker) 2004
Moody – Heaven – Freeki Mutha F cker (KDJ) 2008
Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – Space Lady – Renaissance (RCA) 1978
Nite Jewel – What Did He Say (Italians Do It Better) 2008
Osborne – 16th Stage – Osborne (Spectral Sound) 2008
DJ D – Naked Eye – DJ D Edits Disco!  (AJP) 2008
Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair [Larry Levan Mix] – (Quality) 1981
Midway – Set It Out [Long Vocal] – (Personal) 1984
Li’l Louis – How I Feel (Dance Mania) 1987
Marcus Mixx – Without Makeup [Ron Hardy Mix] – (Let’s Pet Puppies)  1988/2006
Jack Da Ripper – Beautification of House (Circuit) 1995
DJ Big Time Fashion – Tracky Thrills – The Me Me Me EP (Big Bear) 2002
Armando – Pleasuredome – New World Order Level 3 (Trax) 1994
M-D-EMM – Get Acidic [Strange & Dangerous mix)  (Transmat) 1988
DB-X – Shortwave – Bleep (Accelerate) 1993
Thomas Bangalter – What to do – Trax on Da Rocks (Roule) 1995
69 – My Machines – 4 Jazz Funk Classics (Planet E) 1991
Aaron Carl – Crucified [Quantec Remix] – (Millions of Moments) 2008
Appleblim & Peverelist – Over Here [Brendon Moller Remix] – (Apple Pips) 2008
Rhythm & Sound w/ Willi Williams – See Mi Yah [Hallucinator Remix] 2006

Superpeople

superpeople

Matt uncorks a 2.5 hour extended trip through soul in different dance styles. From chill Detroit nighttime transitions to synthy boogie, house, and some abstract dub electronics. Don’t miss your medication from Talking Heads, and Deadbeat’s searing remix of Saul Williams for the closer.

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[theme from sonic sunset]
Junior Boys – Caught in a Wave – So This Is Goodbye (Domino) 2005
F.U.S.E. – A New Day – Dimension Intrusion (Plus 8 ) 1991
Cybotron – El Salvador – Enter (Fantasy) 1983
Brother Reade – Work Ain’t For Players – Rap Music (Record Collection) 2007
The Notations – Superpeople (Curtom) 1975
Prince & The Revolution – Tambourine – Around The World In A Day (WB) 1985
Kelley Polar – Satellite – I Need You To Hold On While the Sky is Falling (Environ) 2007
Komiko – Feel Alright (SAM) 1982
Amplified Orchestra – Disco Trippin – Electricity (Amplified) 2007
Michelle Wallace – It’s Right [Tee’s Right Instrumental) – (Emergency) 1982
Simple Minds – Sound in 70 Cities – Sister Feelings Call (Virgin) 1981
Force of Nature – To the Brain [Prins Thomas Diskomiks] (Mule Musiq) 2007
Disco Revisited – Gonna Roc U All Nite – Crab Legs EP (Intangible) 1995
DJ Sneak – Funky Enuff – Funkadelicrelic (Cajual) 1994
Mike Dunn – Magic Feet (Westbrook) 1989
Mr. Flagio – Take a Chance (Squish) 1983
Yellow Magic Orchestra – La Femme Chinoise – Yellow Magic Orchestra (Horizon) 1979
Talking Heads – Drugs – Fear of Music (Sire) 1979
Dynamo – Aufenthalt 01 – Aufenthalt (DIN) 1997
Pole – Achterbahn [Shackleton Remix] – Steingarten Remixes 3 (~scape) 2007
Boxcutter – Sunshine VIP – Oneiric – (Planet Mu) 2006
Saul Williams – Black Stacey [Deadbeat Remix] – Journeyman’s Annual (~scape) 2007

Lay It On Me

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Part 1> Alternate soundtrack to a 1983 film about a spaceman stranded in Harlem, expressed with soul, electronic funk & boogie, and winds up with a few beautifully synthesized italo disco anthems from the same era.

Part 2> A melding of 80s styles with current Chicago/Detroit-influenced goodness floats away into lush ambience and two cello-based moods, followed by a late-summer house wind-down into dubbed-out sounds and 90s hypnotic minimalism. Notable new slabs from Pan Sonic, Sven Weisemann, and a hot re-issue of extra-rare old-school Chicago deepness from Joe Lewis.

Part 1 > Matt MacQueen

[theme]
The New Birth – It’s Been A Long Time (BMG) 1972
Loggins and Messina – Pathway to Glory – Full Sail (Columbia) 1973
Sylvia – Lay It On Me (Vibrations) 1977
MCL – New York [Dancefloor Cut] @ halfspeed (West Side) 1987
Aleem – Confusion [Dub] (NIA) 1985
Bombers – Don’t Stop the Music (West End) 1979
The Love Unlimited Orchestra (presents Webster Lewis) – Welcome Aboard (Unlimited Gold) 1981
Fonda Rae – HEYOBAH [vocal] (Posse Records) 1983
Venise – Play Boy (Superradio Records) 1984
Daniel Wang – Warped – Look Ma, No Drum Machine (Balihu) 1993
Boris Midney – D-D-D-Dance [vocal] – (Mi Sound) 1983
Baby Oliver – Primetime [Uptown Express] – (Environ) 2007
Mr. Master – A Dog In The Night [Instr. ] – (Radius) 1983/2006
Melba Moore – Standing Right Here (Buddah Records) 1977

Part 2 > David Siska

Propaganda – Frozen Faces (ZTT) 1985
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence [Ricki Tik Tik Mix] (Mute) 1990
Propaganda – And Dance – Historical Archives Vol 2 (Members Only) 2006 unofficial re-edit
Liaisons Dangereuses – Dias Cortas (D.I.R.T.Y) 2005 unofficial release of video-only track
Joe Lewis – Love of My Own [Album Version] (Booton) 2007 reissue
J.M. Silk – Music Is the Key [Basement Key] (Rams Horn) 1985
Aroy Dee – Dark Day (M>O>S) 2006
Sven Weisemann – Acquittal – Vivid Memento (Styrax Leaves) 2007
Cluster & Eno – Wermut – Cluster & Eno (Gyroscope) 1977/1996
Pan Sonic – Katodivaihe – Virta 1./ Current 1. (Blast First Petite) 2007
Arthur Russell – See-through – World of Echo (Audika) 1986/2005
Ulf Lohmann – On Frozen Fields – On Frozen Fields (Kompakt) 2005
Detalles – Move On – Hello Donee (Kupei Musika) 2006
Herbert – Deeper – Parts One Two and Three (Phono) 1996
Drain Pipe – Low Life (Driftwood) 2001
Smyglyssna – Insvept I Papper – Dold ep (Plug Research) 1997
Echologist – Dreadscapes (Mule Musiq) 2005
Kim Rapatti – A2 – Mood EP (Plug Research) 1996
Detroit Diesel – Railway – Moto-R EP (DUM) 1995
Robert Hood – Wandering Endlessly (M-Plant) 1996


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