Azymuth – Jazz Carnival [Global Communication Space Jazz mix]

This may not be one of Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton’s most famous Global Communication cuts, but to me it’s the pinnacle of their forays into house and a massively influential record. For starters it’s an absolute masterclass in beat production, with an authentic crunch that easily holds its own with the likes of Mood… Continue reading Azymuth – Jazz Carnival [Global Communication Space Jazz mix]

Glenn Underground – May Datroit

What better way to return to the blog than this peach from the mighty Glenn Underground, which I dug out to include on my new mix for Phuturelabs. Tucked away at the end of side B on his classic 1996 album Atmosfear - one of the best mid-90s Chicago deep house albums you’re likely to… Continue reading Glenn Underground – May Datroit

Mode-M (Future Beat Alliance) – Digital 07

Here’s one of many highlights from the back catalogue of Matthew Puffett, an all-round dude and a strong contender for the title of Techno’s Nicest Man. This 1997 cut is a slice of downtempo techno that blasts the 808 from Sexual Healing into a vortex of effects and pairs it with sweeping chords worthy of… Continue reading Mode-M (Future Beat Alliance) – Digital 07

Daniel Wang – Loose Vibes

Back on the blog after slacking off for a few weeks, and today we go from one of Jeff Mills’ most celebrated EPs to a little-known inside cut on a 1995 Daniel Wang 12”. The whole six-track Aphroasiatechnubian EP - the second proper release on his Balihu label - is pretty amazing, but Loose Vibes… Continue reading Daniel Wang – Loose Vibes

Millsart – Gamma Player

There are few techno 12”s as well-balanced and all-round essential as Jeff Mills’s 1995 Humana EP , which features an ambient intro, a locked groove, a beatless soundscape, a pummelling minimal workout and a beautiful downbeat piece, plus this timeless piece of Detroit machine soul. Coming hot on the heels of the game-changing dancefloor killers… Continue reading Millsart – Gamma Player

Kenny Dixon Jr – Midnights / Moodymann – I Like To Know

Part of the fun of being a house and techno trainspotter enthusiast is tracking down multiple versions of the same track which appear on a number of different releases. Once you bring represses and bootlegs into the equation you’ll often discover previously unheard versions of a favourite track, sometimes uncredited, with a new title or… Continue reading Kenny Dixon Jr – Midnights / Moodymann – I Like To Know

Shiver – Oiled Love

This saucily-titled number comes from Erik Van Den Broek, an underrated Dutch producer who released under a bewildering number of pseudonyms in the mid-90s. I possibly lose some purist credentials for having it on the ace Beyond The Sun compilation rather than owning the original 1994 12” on Shiver Records, but regardless, it’s a cracking example… Continue reading Shiver – Oiled Love

Deep house mix from ’96

Here's a wee Christmas present for y'all - rescued from the original cassette... https://soundcloud.com/tomchurchill/tom-churchill-august-96 Strange Attractor - Golden Gate (Phono) PWOG - SA Track 1 (KK) Point Blank - Rog [Herbert mix] (Phono) CVO - Bonus (Balance) Shazz & St German - Muse Q The Music (F Comm) Yennek - Without (Art Of Dance) Abacus… Continue reading Deep house mix from ’96

Move D – 77 Sunset Strip

It may have arrived on the wave of ‘home listening’ techno that Warp launched with their Artificial Intelligence series, but David Moufang’s seminal 1995 album, Kunststoff, has a sound all of its own - one which owes as much to the house rhythms and jazz-infused chords of Larry Heard (there’s even a track called Tribute… Continue reading Move D – 77 Sunset Strip