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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Other People Place “Let me be me” (2001)

Lifestyles of the Laptop Café is my favourite body of work put out by the late great James Stinson, just a year before he passed. Few techno records put out over a decade have aged as well as Lifestyles, and Let Me Be sounds like it came out yesterday. Irreverent …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Instra:mental “Vicodin” (Skudge Remix)

Another hot plate from the Naked Lunch imprint. After great releases from Scuba, Breakage, Kowton this 12″ sees three of the dopest names around when it comes to futuristic and cutting edge dancefloor music. I think it’s simpler to call it that then to go into the whole acid revival …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Outboxx “Blueberry Lemon EP”

Here’s a future classic that sounds like it should be a forgotten treasure. Outboxx releases a very smooth EP on Well Rounded Housing Project, sister label of Well Rounded (Deadboy, Hackman, C.R.S.T). The hightlight here is “Brighten My Day (ft. Naomi Jeremy)”, a tune that starts off with soft jazzy …

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House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “Bicentennial Blues” / Moodymann

I thought I’d pair these two together because, well, obviously one is heavily inspired from the other. Moodymann, by far one of my favorite 2-3 house producers of the last 10+ years took a Gil Scott-Heron poem recorded live from his record called “It’s Your World” (1976) and gave it …

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Video Digs
House / Techno

Model 500 “No UFO’s” Video

My oh my! This is absolute gold. ‘No UFO’s’ single was the beginning of the solo career of Juan Atkins as Model 500 and one of the most important releases in techno history. It’s the first single on Metroplex Records, his label, back in 1985. The ‘No UFO’s’ track represented …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Pierre’s Pfantasy Club “Mystery Girl” (Seiji’s Bassrub)

The Numbers imprint is already well known for pulling some proper tricks out of their bag, and this is a BIG one. Originally released in 1987, DJ Pierre’s 2nd single ‘Mystery Girl’ should surely count in the Chi-town hall-of-fame, squarely defining the sound with horny bass vamps, futurist synth strokes …

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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno Soul

Mix of the Day: Mr Scruff & Floating Points “Live @ Plastic People”

This is really all you need today. A whopping 6 hours of amazing music courtesy of Mr. Scruff & Floating Points recorded at Plastic People in London. Complete with the 86 track list! I talked to Floating Points this summer (check out the conversation here) about a bunch of things, …

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Video Digs
House / Techno

Moodymann “I Got Werk” (video)

Almost 20 years into the game mister Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann is still showing fools how it’s done!

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Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Dubstep

Future Classic: Breton “RDI” (Girl Unit Remix)

I’ve been playing this track a lot lately and since I get asked everything what it is, I thought I’d share it with you all. When it comes to underground music I am still a huge believer in the power and the trust in quality labels. Hemlock is certainly one …

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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno

Dubbel Dutch – Slow Club MIx

Dubbel Dutch (known more for his off kilter up-tempo tracks), is another texan who seems to like the chop n screw route – the standard set by the man himseld DJ Screw who pioneered the sloooowwed down style texan hiphop embraced while gettin they lean on. This mix maintains the …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Mr Beatnick “Synthetes”

I’m just a sucker for deep house and strings. Songs like Pepe Bradock’s “Deep Burnt” and Trackheads’ “Our Music” being the ultimate references for me of course. This little gem from Mr.Beatnick finally came out last week but had been floating around in sets for some time before. As heard …

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