Fuck my fragile mind. Dissolve it in acid. Blur the line between death and life. Blur the line between reality and hyper-reality. I want vivid colours, a vibrating life of sensory highs , I want a world lived in dreams. Well, Boxcutter may be not be a powerful hallucinogenic, nor a timeless yogi, but he presents to me the possibility of a life lived beyond normality. Of increased aural sensitivity. TV Troubles moulds my mind like clay, you just have to let it in.
Taken from the album The Dissolve, to be released on Planet Mu, 25th April, this slice of hyper-Gamble and Huff describes vast spaces and minute moments, the Quantum Theory of electronic soul music.
As Planet Mu call it themselves, this record is an important document. Marking the rise from isolated, outsider music, confined to Chicago’s streets and dancefloors, to gathering a growing following within an international sphere, Bangs & Works Vol. 1 is the definitive Juke collection so-far. Released on December 6th (Planet Mu), the record features luminaries from the Ghetto house scene (Traxman, DJ Roc, DJ Spin) pushing through to current producers of the subsequent Juke scene (DJ Nate, Yung Tellem, Tha Pope) that emerged from this.
Virtual programming: from ghetto-house to juke: Chicago & Detroit’s burgeoning music story
Over the last 20 years there has been a mutation within the Chicago and Detroit house scene. Our story begins with the birth of the Dance Mania label, started in 1985 by Jesse Saunders. The label quickly became known for its proto ghetto house sound, providing artists with a platform to release work that focused more on a raw, percussive and bass heavy sound. Early tracks such as The Browns ‘What’s That’ and House Master Boyz And The Rude Boy Of House – House Nation contained cut-up vocals and fast-paced drum work at the forefront of the tracks which became a huge influence upon the following wave of ghetto house. Early Dance Mania records were championed by many DJs such as Ron Hardy, whom himself was known to play a huge range of new and exciting records in the scene aswell as controversially playing records backwards!