Chicago JimChicago Jim LP
Upon first listen, these are the sounds culled from lost DATs and forgotten tapes, with moods drawn from another time and place, referencing Larry Heard's Alien and the ability of early house pioneers ability to enrapture and engage.
“Perhaps this is an over-romanticized notion, but I'm also really into the idea of people from all walks of life coming together under one roof to lose their minds together on the dance floor” the artist says. “If you aren't down with that you aren't a real head.”
Across eleven tracks—made using a Roland 808, 707, and 202, Juno 106, MPC 2000, and a Microkorg —we are treated to not only Chicago house, but also early acid, Detroit techno, ambient, synth, slow juke and proto-booty works without the filthy lyrics, but still steeped in American attitude.