Found an old mixtape (yes, a literal DJ mix on a cassette) given to me by friend and Indianapolis DJ Brandon Patr!ck that awoke some life and love for Chicago all in a simple trip to the grocery store. The tape contained a mix from Derrick Carter that he'd done for Dark Matter Coffee Shop called Chicago House Blend, the A-side containing a whomping session that holds no mercy for your feets as it relentlessly gives you more and more regardless whether you're prepared to take it or not. The B-side is very much a selector style, track after track. I personally prefer them in reverse order as the B-side ends with a croon of something like "You don't the way we flow in Chicago." Decide for yourself here.
Other than that, had to cop the anticipated pressing of Dave + Sam's super tight tune "You Da Shit Girl" that was made available via their Bandcamp. With remixes from, (again) Derrick Carter, the immensely talented Seven Davis Jr., and Colombia Nights; this a must have tune to get the party rockin' if there are some fly independent ladies in the building. Digi and physical right here for your bootie's bouncing pleasure. See y'all next week!!
There's a few sensual grooves that have really been flinging my fanny this week. Starting out with this from the already massive and gaining more traction, Mall Grab. Shall Not Fade have really pushed them for a fantastic boogie sound, and the EP really brings it, then finishes with some skyward palms Detroit business, loving it. More on a boogie tip is this delicious 45 on Austin Boogie Crew, from Trailer Limon giving us 2 takes on seduction; quick and casual plus slow burnin' and tender. While we're talking filth, A new one from dirty house/techno label Rat Life dropped this week from Cuthead. It's all distorted and nasty and wonderful, get it.
Starting off this week, it's always a sweet feel when a song you love gets a vinyl release, this week I was stoked to find out that the disco-teer known as Kon started his own label, Kontemporary. The main focus of the label will be on reissues and re-edits of classic dancey tunes, starting off with a banger of a George Duke edit, I Want You For Myself. Check out that journey of a track over here. Also got a nice batch of represses for you all as well, first one being Earl Jeffers' Gloria EP released last year on Ten Thousand Yen, absolutely love the loop based, lush sounds of the title track ever since I heard Mall Grab drop it in his Boiler Room set. Pick that gem up over here. Next we have the ever so popular Floorplan, aka Robert Hood's, Sanctified EP, with an A side that will take you through Saturday Night Mass and pounding Detroit techno filled B side, file this one under 'versatile' and 'peak time'. Pick that one up here. Gotta end my blurb with the usual dose of dance music media, and this week, I might have found my new favorite documentary in Red Bull Music Academy's Time Bomb. The mini-doc follows the story behind Ata Kak's only album, Obaa Sima, and it's journey from obscurity to rediscovery. the Ghanaian native, Ata Kak has a flamboyant and warm personality, very similar to his music, and makes it nearly impossible for any life form to make it through the video without smiling. Don't want to spoil too much, but well done RBMA, enjoy it here, and listen to Daa Nyinaa here.