This foundational deep house track was (astonishingly) released back in 1986 on the ever influential Chicago label, Trax Records. We can’t get over how relevant it sounds today. Nothing but feel good vibes from that chunky bassline and bright string synth pads. Also check out this great interview with Larry Heard for RBMA. So inspiring how humble he is.
Ajukaja & Andrevski - Rare Birds
Elevated experimental house from UK label Levels. The cascading, detuned synth melodies and sharp claps highlight lead track ‘Rare Birds’. The track is complimented with this nostalgia tinged video. Check out the whole release here. The B-side cuts are also amazing. This follows up Levels 001 by Lord Tusk.
Monolithium - Motive
Nice, clean techno inspired roller from Victoria artist Monolithium. ‘Motive’ starts out with a subdued, syncopated shuffle, and gains pace into a blistering dancefloor killer. From MM003, the latest release from Calgary label Modern Math, following great EPs from Sanctums and Michael Red. Check out the rest of the EP here.
Made for the deepest, darkest recesses of the club. From the Drone Logic LP, released this week on Phantasy Sound. Though immediately accessible, the album has a ton of depth to it. All around, its a sleek, sophisticated acid house record.