Tagged With ‘Strut’

MIX HEAVEN

Seems we have a glut of great mixes this week, so I thought I’d bring them all together in one spot for you…

choose your weapons!

Dr Dunks – for Coggles

C111 Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan (Rub ‘n’ Tug) Mix by Coggles on Mixcloud

Soft Rocks Live at Lowlife

Discodromo for Holger

Discodromo – Pool Exclusive Mix

Richard Sen for Strut

This Ain’t Chicago

Richard Sen compiles an absolute belter of a compilation for the ever consistent Strut Records, all the info you need below. Check this one out..

Strut presents an all new compilation placing the spotlight on early house music and acid emerging from the UK during the mid to late ‘80s, ‘This Ain’t Chicago’. Compiled by respected DJ / producer Richard Sen (Padded Cell, Bronx Dogs), the album celebrates the heady era when UK producers were responding to the first wave of Chicago house and documents the underground clubs that first championed the music – as the early rave scene and acid house kicked in at London clubs like Shoom and Spectrum, deeper and darker house nights thrived like RIP at Clink Street, Confusion and The Jungle and in warehouse parties around East London. Manchester too adopted house music at an early stage, most famously at The Hacienda’s Nude night.

As well as an in-depth look at the music and the accompanying scene through the DJs and producers that were there, ‘This Ain’t Chicago’ investigates media and clubland’s attitude to the emerging sound during house music’s early days, as early resistance from London’s rare groove and hip hop scene gave way to an explosion of dance music and rave culture. Musically, the album draws on both underground classics and lesser known tracks including early outings by producer Julian Jonah, A Guy Called Gerald, Trevor Fung’s Playtime Toons, Eddie Richards and Ian B’s Rio Rhythm Band and Baby Ford. The compilation also celebrates a host of excellent but short-lived UK DIY labels including Ruby Red from West Midlands, G-Force out of Essex, Rhythmbeat, Chill and Catt.

“This album features many personal favourites and the tracks were particularly inspirational to me as a DJ and clubber at the time,” reflects Richard Sen. With current productions drawing heavily on early house sounds and production techniques, this album brings to light many previously unsung classics from the UK underground, still sounding as vibrant and relevant as during the early days of house.

Richard Sen presents

THIS AIN’T CHICAGO

The Sound Of Underground UK House & Acid 1987-1991

CD1

1. BANG THE PARTY – BANG BANG YOU’RE MINE (Full Vocal remix)

2. WINDOW SMASHERS – FREE TO BE

3. JULIAN JONAH – JEALOUSY AND LIES

4. BABY FORD – CRASHING

5. MAN WITH NO NAME – FROM WITHIN THE MIND OF MY 909

6. RIO RHYTHM BAND – CUBA JAKKIN’

7. PLAYTIME TOONS – SHAKER SONG

8. JAIL BREAK – MENTALITY

9. EXOCET – SAFETY ZONE

10. RETURN OF THE LIVING ACID – TWIN TUB

11. CXX – THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS (Mix by Rhythm Doctor – Richard Sen Edit)

12. JULIE STAPLETON – WHERE’S THE LOVE GONE (remix)

13. ROHAN DELANO – INFLIGHT

CD2

1. SLY AND LOVECHILD – THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SLY & LOVECHILD (Andrew Weatherall Soul Of Europe mix)

2. ABILITY II – PRESSURE DUB

3. STATIC – IRON ORBIT (J. Saul Kane mix)

4. M. D. EMM – 1666 (Pyro-Maniac mix)

5. COLM III – TAKE ME HIGH (Mansion mix)

6. S.L.F. – SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT

7. PAUL RUTHERFORD – GET REAL (Happy House mix)

8. BIZZARE INC – TECHNOLOGICAL

9. US – BORN IN THE NORTH

10. ANNETTE – DREAM 17

Digital only:

A GUY CALLED GERALD – SPECIFIC HATE

THIS AIN’T CHICAGO – RIDE THE RHYTHM

Formats (all unmixed): 2xCD digipak / 2xLP gatefold / digital
Release date: International 25th June 2012 / US July 10th 2012

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FAC.DANCE

If you haven’t got to this yet, have a look…  Out now on Strut, Bill Brewster compiles & annotates an essential new retrospective covering the dance output of Factory Records, the seminal Manchester record label founded by Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and designer Peter Saville.

The album turns the spotlight on some of the label’s early dancefloor-based work across key 12” mixes and rarities, from the unmistakeable production style of Martin Hannett to pioneering studio work by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and A Certain Ratio drummer Donald Johnson, under their BeMusic and DoJo monikers.

Read the Resident Advisor Review & check out full track list below:

FAC. DANCE

Factory Records 12” Mixes & Rarities 1980 – 1987

CD 1

Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) (8:12)

A Certain Ratio – Wild Party (4:17)

Quando Quango – Love Tempo (7:49)

52nd Street – Express (5:00)

Swamp Children – Little Voices (7:10)

Biting Tongues – Boss Toyota Trouble (5:30)

The Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends (5:22)

Royal Family & The Poor – Art On 45 (4:49)

A Certain Ratio – Knife Slits Water (12-inch version) (9:44)

Section 25 – Dirty Disco

Blurt – Puppeteer (3:22)

X-O-Dus – See Them-A-Come (8.28)

CD 2

Shark Vegas – Pretenders Of Love (5:08)

52nd Street – Cool As Ice (Jellybean Mix) (7:29)

Streetlife – Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix) (5:32)

The Hood – Salvation! (Nitromix) (12:05)

Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs (6:47)

Minny Pops – Time (3.44)

Quando Quango – Atom Rock (Mark Kamins Mix) 7:27)

Marcel King – Reach For Love (New York Remix) (5:26)

52nd Street – Look Into My Eyes (6:55)

Quando Quango – Genius (6:22)

Swamp Children – You’ve Got Me Beat (4:55)

The Durutti Column – Madeleine (3:00)

Digital only

Kalima – Black Water (6.35)

Royal Family & The Poor – Motherland (5:42)

Label: Strut

Catalogue No: STRUT087CD / LP

Formats (all unmixed): 2xCD / 2xLP/ digital
Release date: 17th October 2011

POSTED IN

Bill Brewster, Music, Press

London Double

Couple of belters in London this weekend, first off catch the Terje at The Horse & Groom on Saturday night, sure to be a real party this one…

Also casting off this weekend, and we love a good boat party, is a Strut Records special on Sunday with guest of honour Bill Brewster & the ever marvellous Toni Rossano.