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Anyone that's seen her live can tell you that CeCe Peniston's voice is as good - and I'd say even better - than it was in the late 1980s, and this record proves that she's still got it. This...
The reality is that 90% of people who dream of having a career in music, whether it be Producer/Singer/DJ, etc., will never make it to the level they dream of. It takes a lot of hard work and determination...
This is a simple yet effective track from the Amsterdam duo that will be eternally known for their anthem "Give It Up" under their The Fog moniker. Minimum drum structuring along with a 4 note keyboard line are accentuated...
DJ Dealer recently relocated to our fair city and brought Look At You - undoubtedly one of the greatest underground labels in House Music today - in his carry-on bag. I want to say this song is a throwback,...
Fifteen years ago, Armand Van Helden's "Witch Doktor" dominated dance scenes around the world, serving as the lead song on the soundtrack into purgatory with its hellish alarms. However, instead of frantic sinners running for cover, excited club goers...
MAURICE JOSHUA IS A Chicago native that's been circling the limelighted House block since his pupil-dilating classic anthem, "This is Acid" in 1988. Hot Hands Hula's vocals on the track, "Once you hear it, there will be no going...
DJ Sneak's sound is pretty timeless by now; if you like his past releases, you'll probably get into this one as well. "Marijuana" is classic Sneak, with a heavier than heavy bass, clean drums and a sound that remains...
This track generated some heat at WMC, and Feelin Music appears to be putting a full-court press on to get this track on the world's dancefloors before summer is out. With a long time between the promo release and...
I received this track in Miami from Mr. Black Coffee himself. I already knew of Mr. Coffee through his hit "Even Though" on Real Tone, but what I didn't know is that this man is one of South Africa's...
We're treated to a meaner side of Jihad Muhammand here - no jazzy stuff going on. Not that we don't appreciate it when he does it, but this one is a full-on nightclub banger! Big room with an underground/soul...
A BOY SURROUNDED by legendary rock stars, treating them as the neighborhood patron at his father's restaurant. A teen whose DJ career launched at the age of 14 after being handed a James Brown promo. A young man inspired...
Chicago's Andre Harris is at it again with a new track that finally voices the questions and remarks that DJs get from some self-centered patrons. I must say that the things mentioned by Mr. Harris are definitely things all...
5 Magazine's 2008 profile of DJ and producer Master Kev.
The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones and Jihad Muhamad. Here label...
You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A Cure" "Love Don't Make It...
What can I say? Spoken Word meets Deep House! You can enjoy this one on the dancefloor as well as in your iPod. Andre Harris is a master when it comes to soulful House productions, if you haven't figured...
Hopefully, somewhere before, in the middle, or after DJs bang us out with the latest sample/filter music-stuff, they will treat us to something musically that will fulfill our minds and emotions along with our feet. Through Chico Hamilton, Joe...
FROM PRODUCING AND DJING a myriad of genres, spoken word performances or popping up in clothing ads or independent films, singular paradigms don't exist for this forerunner within music culture. You may have come across the buzz surrounding his...
This is an awesome cut up by the Texas duo Backseat Bingo. The original mix is impossibly funky and perfect for that transcendental moment when people can't help but to throw their hands in the air. Some DJs need...
The title track "Blue Light Special" is probably my favorite track of the trio: jazzy, happy, melodic. It puts you in the mind of a warm Spring night in the city - wherever you live. Check out the swingin'...

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