Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92
Music Books
House / Techno

Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92

Soul Jazz Records’ deluxe 200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92, features hundreds of stunning photographs from the hidden world of New York’s house ballroom scene out of which came voguing, the dance made famous by Madonna. Photographer Chantal Regnault …

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Dj Mixes
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Pearson Sound / Ramadanman “BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix”

Myself and Guilty had the pleasure of playing with David aka Pearson Sound / Ramadanman last spring in Montreal and it was great to witness a guy that’s as interesting behind the decks and he is behind the production board. And lord knows he’s one of the dopest producers of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Paul Woolford Remix of “Caspian Man”
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Paul Woolford Remix of “Caspian Man”

When digging through mountains of endless vinyl, a record needs to strike you, smack you in the face, and knock the breath out of you for it to stand out. Otherwise, what is the point? The beauty of music is that each piece does this in its own way, but …

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Brenmar “Let's Pretend”
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Brenmar “Let’s Pretend EP”

Here are some tunes that have simply refused to leave my side over the past few weeks! In what many are calling Chicago/NYC club connoisseur Brenmar’s best release to date, the Let’s Pretend EP (Hum+Buzz) shows off stunningly-crafted arrangements combined with smooth studio-esque style productions, setting these tracks apart from …

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A Made Up Sound “Take The Plunge”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: A Made Up Sound “Take The Plunge” (AMS 005)

If you’re not already familiar with Dave Huismans’ work, the man behind broken-beat moniker 2562 and dub techno alias A Made up Sound, you have a lot of catching up to do. Fresh off the release of his THIRD full length album as 2562 “Fever”, Huismans’ creative flow cannot be …

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T Williams – FACT Mix #294
Dj Mixes
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

T Williams – FACT Mix #294

When I come across an all vinyl mix, the likelihood of me listening to it goes up by 100%. The fact that this one comes from UK underground guru T Williams made it a no brainer. And this one is reFRESHing. Navigating through classic house, broken-beat future jazz, and UK …

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Future Classic: Andy Stott “We Stay Together”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno

Future Classic: Andy Stott “We Stay Together” EP

I have so much love for Andy Stott. A very underrated producer who you should get to know if you like stuff like Nicolas Jaar, Burial, Demdike Stare, Rhythm & Sound, Kassem Mosse and so on. Early October in Montreal means it’s getting colder, days are already getting shorter and …

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Future Classic: Altered Natives “Tenement Yard Vol.2″
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Altered Natives “Tenement Yard Vol.2”

After listening to this LP for a few weeks now, I’m very happy to finally be able to share this with you all. Altered Natives‘ second “Tenement Yard” LP drops today on his own Eye4Eye label. Other than the fact that he makes absolutely outstanding music, my crew and I …

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Jacques Greene mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Show
Dj Mixes
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Jacques Greene mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Show

Our Montreal homeboy Jacques Greene doing it big right now with his tour right now in Europe. He took some time to join miss Mary Anne Hobbs on her XFM Show that is really attracting pretty much the best guests right now. Check it out. A few upfront JG productions …

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Future Classic: C.R.S.T “Soul Glo”
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: C.R.S.T “Soul Glo”

I’ve been following these guys since the day I heard the infectious track “Inside” on the Future Step EP and I am happy to say they are still churning out big tunes. Their newest 6-tracker “Soul Glo”, found on the “Deep Thrills” label shows a more serious side, as they …

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Karizma “Fact Mix #286″
Dj Mixes
House / Techno

Karizma “Fact Mix #286”

These mix series aren’t always my thing. Too many of them come from producers who have no business doing the dj thing. Just predictable stuff you know. Well, this isn’t one of those times. Karizma has been one of my favorite house producers for years but behind the decks the …

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Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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