Forgotten Treasure: Bobby Konders “House Rhythms”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Bobby Konders “House Rhythms” (1990)

Few records can be said to enjoy the same cultic adoration that Bobby Konders‘ legendary “House Rhythms” does. Released in 1990 on the endlessly mythicized Nu Groove label, “House Rhythms” epitomized the early solidification of house culture just a few years after its emergence, an EP born from the central …

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Future Classic: Mr. De’ “Backstage”
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Mr. De’ “Backstage”

I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you. I first heard of Ade Mango Henderson Mainor (better known as Mr. De’) when a friend told me he got one of his tracks polished up by this super-talented veteran producer from Detroit. Not long after, I was made …

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Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise (2002)

Say Goodbye is a song produced by Can “Khan” Oral in collaboration with Julee Cruise on the vocals. Originally released in 2001 on the album No Comprendo by Khan of Finland, this gem has gotten even better a decade from then. About a year later, the single came out on …

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“Paris Is Burning” (1990) by Jennie Livingston
Music Documentaries
House / Techno

“Paris Is Burning” (1990) by Jennie Livingston

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the various ethnicities, including African American, Latino gay and transgender community involved in it. Many consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable …

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Future Classic: Gravious “Spatial Dimensions EP”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Gravious “Spatial Dimensions EP”

I first came across Gravious when he released the Junction City EP about a year ago. Mixing all the niceties of techno with the accessibility of dubstep is no small feat but this man seems to have managed to pull it off. In doing so he combines a bouncy experimental …

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Rilly Guilty “Golden Sounds Volume #4″
Dj Mixes
House / Techno

Rilly Guilty “Golden Sounds Volume #4”

Let’s face it, we all know a handful of good DJs out there, but how many of them are consistent? How many of them keep you interested every single time? How many of them habitually play you what you want to hear? No matter how many times I see or …

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Future Classic: Beneath “Send”
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Beneath “Send”

Didn’t know too much about this producer from Sheffield called Beneath. But I was on the Punch Drunk website, one of my favorite labels, and they had this mysterious blurb about this white label pressed only in 200 copies. And, well you know me. I’m kind of a nerd and …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” (Chris Lum & Jay J Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” (Chris Lum & Jay J Remix)

Since we are on the Jill Scott remixes subject (I just posted a project called “Still Jill” from BamaLoveSoul) I figured i’d throw at least one of my favorite Jill remixes not included in their collection. This version of “He Loves Me” from Jill first record just reminds me so …

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Future Classic: Lorca “Hold Back”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno

Future Classic: Lorca “Hold Back”

If anyone said there’s a seasonality to certain music , I wouldn’t disagree. Surely good music can be enjoyed regardless of time and place, yet sometimes it’s all about a specific mood that a certain kind of music evokes. I first came across Lorca’s ‘Hold Back’ in the summer through …

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Future Classic: Moodymann “MOODY (i guess u never been lonely)”
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Moodymann “MOODY (i guess u never been lonely)”

Let’s get straight to the point: Moodymann just released a new video from the blackmahoganidetroit youtube channel and you need to watch it. “MOODY…(i guess u never been lonely) features Canada’s Junior Boys and it’s been a long time since I have heard them so “in their element”. The boys …

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Forgotten Treasure: Kaori “Good Life”
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Kaori “Good Life”

Another forgotten treasures pick out of the crazy 24 Hour Vinyl Marathon event this one is from the homie Scott C aka The Incubator. Scott showed up to my house at 8am for his set and I had just woken up for a 3 hour power nap, luckily Phil Sparkz …

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Blawan - Peaches
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno

Future Classic: Blawan “Peaches”

Wowza. After a breakout year Blawan is closing 2011 in a very strong way with a 12″ on Clone Records out of Holland. The approach is more straight forward than his usual stuff but is absolutely essential for all the Techno heads. 2011 has been a pretty amazing music for …

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