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Why of the day!

Why do I like Juke? I guess because I like Chicago house! When Addison Groove did Dumbshit (Footcrab‘s B-side) two years ago, it was a revelation. I remember back then, I still was skeptical about most post dubstep music, but the review mentioned 808 and 909 beats, so I checked it out. It sounded like the most successful mutation I’d heard in a long time. I was already getting mad energy from the Chicago resurgence with Traxx, JTC, D’Marc Cantu & co, but this took me by surprise as I wasn’t that much into the faster Dance Mania joints, too hectic for my tastes, mostly. Addison Groove slowed down the juke to 135-140 BPM and put it on the map, making it mixing friendly in the most noble way : you can mix his stuff with disco, 135 BPM, the origin of all house! But going back a little, I can also see a few other loves of mine, like Miami bass, the quest for a fully accomplished track with nothing but a drum machine, dancing with your mind off and your body on, looking like a fool but not carrying the slightest as long as your feet touch the floor 135 times a minute. Spinn and Rashad are the current gods of juke/footwork (thanks to the attention Addison gave them), but it’s already going further then expected with the Shangaan electro going 175-180 BPM and embracing a similar minimalistic aesthetic, basically a testament to house’s versatility. Anyhow, here’s a closer examination to the phenomenon, a less subjective one. Be thankful, you got both!

Origins :

Speed it all up :

New style :

Shangaan style :

And this

Oh, and also this : from disco to juke back to disco!

 

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave

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05/04/2012 Playlist

Mutant Beat DanceLet Me Go (feat. Naughty Wood) – 12″ – S/T – Rush Hour (2012)

StrategyStarry Day – 12″ – Boxy Music – 100% Silk (2012)

YachtI Walked Alone (Jacques Renault Remix) – 12″ – I Walked Alone  – DFA (2012)

Petar DundovSilent Visitor – 3X12″ – Ideas From The Pond – Music Man Records (2012)

The PJ Project (AKA Paul Johnson) – “Bring Down The Walls” – 12″ – Chicago Jack Track Edition & Chicago’s Anthem – Reve (2012)

Dream 2 ScienceBreath Deep – 12″ – S/T – Rush Hour (2012)

Tristan MurailMémoire / Erosion – LP – Mémoire / Erosion – Sappho (1978)

Mickey PearceDon’t Ask Don’t Get – 12″ – S/T – Swamp81 (2012)

Double Helix  – Supreme Architecture – 12″ – V/A LHF EP3 – Keysound Recordings (2012)

Dream Continuum (AKA Machinedrum) – Set It – 12″ – Reworkz E.P. – Planet Mu (2012


01/13/2012 Happy New Year

Sorry for the lack of show last week, but we took a coupla weeks off, preparing some good stuff for the few next months.

Anyways, back with the latest show filled with nuggets :

 

ExcepterCastle : Morro – LP – Black Beach – Paw Tracks (2010)

Milano The Fall (Untold Remix) – 12″  – The Fall – Turbo (2011)

Sweet ExorcistTestone – 12″ – Testone – Warp (1990)

Virgo FourLites Go Out (Capracara & Scott Frasser‘s Re-Amped Mix) – 12″ – S/T – Rush Hour (2011)

Crazy PBeatbox ( Breach Mix) – 12″ – Beatbox Remixes – 2020 Vision (2011)

Zed BiasReminisce About The Phuture – 2X12″ – S/T – Swamp 81 (2011)

Akira KiteshiTransmission – 12″ – S/T  – Afterglo (2011)

ZhouI Remain – 12″ – I Remain – Punch Drunk (2012)

Vas Deferens OrganizationDefenestration At The Gravity Pit – LP – Eye Peels & Brain Picks – Puer Gravy (2011)

Sapphire SlowsYou Got True Breath – LP – True Breath – Not Not Fun (2011)

Machinedrum$$ Life – 7″ – S/T – TLM (2011)

SSPSRaggamuFFin – 7″ – V/A The Modern Electronic Element Serie 2 – Nation (2011)

 


12/16/2011 Playlist

Mutant Beat Dance (AKA Traxx & Beau Wanzer) – New News Is Old News – 12″ – S/T – Rong Music (2011)

Robbie BashoThe Golden Shamrock – LP – The Grail & The Lotus – Takoma (1966)

RondenionHuman Touch – 12″ – Split with Altz  : Sol Levante EP – Bosconi Extra Virgin (2011)

Addison GrooveAddison Locked Groove – 7″ – Addison Locked Groove – Fifty Weapons (2011)

Sunn O))) Meets Nurse With WoundAsh On The Trees {The Sudden Ebb Of A Diatribe} – 2XLP – The Iron Soul Of Nothing – Ideologic Organ (2011)

Jon ConvexStreetwalk – 2XLP – V/A Scuba DJ Kicks – !K7 (2011)

Soul MekanikAfrican Frog Charity – 12″ – Bounty Girls – Creative Use (2005)

Alex Cima & On-LineDeception – LP – Solid State – GNP Crescendo (1986)

Bruno NicolaiParallele – LP – Dimensioni Sonore 8 – RCA (1972)

Chicago SkywayNoise – 12″ – Londinium EP – Uzuri (2011)

Jack RoseSundog – 3XLP – V/A By The Fruits You Shall Know The Roots – Time-Lag Records (2005)


10/14/2011 Playlist

DamuCrystal Gaea – 12″ – Ridin EP – Keysound Recordings  (2011)

Ennio MoriconeSimmetrico – LP – Dimensioni Sonore 3 – RCA (1972)

Mount KimbieFlux – 2X12″ – Carbonated – Hot Flush Recordings (2011)

Lando KalDirest Current – 12″ Maneuver – Rush Hour (2011)

R Murray SchaferThrenody For Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir, Five Narrators And Electronic Sounds – LP – Threnody – Melbourne (1971)

Master C + JOne Day We’ll All Be Free (Mark Imperial Mix) – 12″ One Day… – Streetside Records (1988)

Danny Daze Your Everything feat. Louisahhh – 12″ – Your Everything – Hot Creations (2011)

CassiusThe Sound Of Violence (2011 Remastered Version) – 2X12″ – The Sound Of Violence – Cassius Records (2011)

André StordeurNang Na Nang – LP – 18 Days – Igloo (1979)

Gavin RussomNight Sky (Mutant Beat Dance Adjustment) – 12″ – Night Sky – DFA (2011)

Paul Parker (with Patrick Cowley) – Right On Target – 12″ – Right On Target – Megatone (1982)


Artist of the day #7

D’marc Cantu appreared to our ears some five years ago on a 12″ that set the tone for the future of house music at least up until now. This early incarnation of the new holy trinity of jackin acid house put together Melvin Olihant (AKA Traxx), Tadd Mullinix (AKA James T. Cotton/JTC/Dabrye) and namely the very young mister D’Marc Cantu.
Under the X2 guise, the trio offered us this monster of a track :

That’s also when we realized he’d already been encountered alongside James T Cotton under the 2 AM/FM guise to great success on Spectral.

A coupla years later, he still sit by JTC’s side on his seminal second LP

He’s since appeared on numerous Creme Organisation EPs with amazing grace

With his first album set to debut next year, his name sure is ready to stand on its own as one of the most exciting name within dance music of recent memory if not further.

Until then, here’s the full version of his latest track we played a week ago in the show, 10X As Stong, which came out on the ever interesting Lux Rec. Buy it there! 😉

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


08/19/2011 Playlist

Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel GöttschingSunrain – LP – New Age Of Earth – Isadora (1976)
Night AnglesAerodynamour – 12″ – Aerodynamour – Force Majeure (2011)
D’Marc Cantu10x As Strong – 12″ – V/A: The Definition Of Jak The Definition Of Hope – Lux Rec (2011)
Bruce GilbertNet In The Feather – CD – The Shivering Man – Editions Mego (2011)
Tiyiselani VomasevePapa Vata Vuya Rini – 12″ – S/T – Honest Jon’s Records (2011)
Nuove Proposte SonoreInsiemi – LP – Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965-1972 – Die Schachtel (2011)
Art Department Feat. Soul Clap & OsunladeWe Call Love (DJ Harvey Remix) – 12″ – We Call Love – Crosstown Rebels (2011)
Neville WatsonOne Four Green – 12″ – Split with Apiento – World Unknown (2011)
Pursuit GroovesClueless – 12″ – Frantically Hopeful Sampler – Tectonic (2011)
GustaphA Chicken Lips Malfunction! – 12″ – Same Thing – Regalia Recordings (2011)
R/S (AKA Marcus Schmickler & Peter Rehberg) – Chicago I – LP – USA – Pan (2011)
ChristopheThe Force (Julio Bashmore Remix) – 12″ – The Force EP – Futureboogie Recordings (2011)
Sir StephenMove That Body – 12″ – By Design E.P. – 100% Silk (2011)
LA Vampires featuring Matrix MetalsSo Unreal – LP – So Unreal – Not Not Fun Records (2011)