Last Session – Sometimes I Feel Like

This blog's been a bit techno-heavy when I've managed to write anything over the last year or so, so here's a choice slice of house - from the mid-90s Chicago dream team of Ron Trent, Chez Damier and Alton Miller - to redress the balance. Featured on 1995's Collected Sounds of Prescription compilation, it was… Continue reading Last Session – Sometimes I Feel Like

Oniero – Experimental

The sixth and final release on Derrick Carter’s consistently ace Blue Cucaracha imprint (I’ve already written about the penultimate EP from Joshua) is one of the underrated gems in his sizeable back catalogue. It dates from 1995, the same year he launched the Classic label with Luke Solomon, and the period when he was fast… Continue reading Oniero – Experimental

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

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

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

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

Dajae – Day By Day (Carl Craig dub)

I suspect I’m not alone in having heard this for the first time on Carl Craig’s absolutely killer 1995 Essential Mix, where it emerges from the Blade Runner soundtrack to start the set off with an almighty bang. Raw-as-fuck drums and an unlikely Steely Dan sample form the backbone, and the only elements from the… Continue reading Dajae – Day By Day (Carl Craig dub)