Results tagged “detroit”

Moody: "Anotha Black Sunday"

Once again, the draw here isn’t the title track. “Desire” makes this EP essential.
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Mar 25, 2009 in Reviews: House

Omar-S: Fabric 45

This mix is a great sampler of Omar-S’ prolific output. It should be sub-titled “Condensed and Compressed.”
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Mar 13, 2009 in Reviews: House

2009 Winter Singles

Winter’s made its return here in Chicago after a week of warmth. In such weather, there’s nothing better than staying home with a stack of new records from the usual suspects.
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Feb 23, 2009 in Features: Singles

Los Hermanos at Sonotheque

Remember Detroit.
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Jan 17, 2009 in Features: Shows

Scott Grooves: Technique EP

This is one 12-inch that reinforces the idea house and techno are two sides of the same coin.
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Nov 16, 2008 in Reviews: House

Reggie Dokes: Rain Redemptive Love EP

It is, simply put, a masterpiece. All three tracks are beautiful.
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Nov 15, 2008 in Reviews: House

Kenny Larkin: Keys, Strings, Tambourines

I have no doubt I’ll be referring to this as a classic ten years from now.
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Sep 14, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Jay Denham: The Truth

I have to give props to Denham for originality, because this is one weird album. The title track, written and co-produced with Anthony “Shake” Shakir is pure house with a woman singing atonally and Denham speaking pretentiously over synth strings and bleating bass. A little goes a long way.
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Aug 7, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Robert Hood: Fabric 39

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a DJ mix. Robert Hood should need no introduction. He collaborated with Mike Banks and Jeff Mills on the first Underground Resistance and Axis releases, then founded M-Plant in 1994 to focus on minimal techno. Fourteen years later, minimalism is finally mainstream in club-land.
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Mar 14, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Theo Parrish: Sound Sculptures Volume 1

There’s no doubt this double CD is a major work and an intense listen. Theo Parrish’s deep house tracks range from sweet vocals and soulful instrumentals to gritty, repetitive loops.
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Mar 3, 2008 in Reviews: House
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