Review: Reissue anthem alert!! Another Day drop DJ Bone's early material from Metroplex back onto vinyl with this tasty reincarnation of the 1999 juggernaut. When this badboy first came out, no one was doing percussion the same way as Bone, with tunes like "Shut The Lites Off" capable of destroying any dance floor with its sublime balance of harmonies and hard beats. "The Funk" offered new and curious shades of electro madness to the scene - a cocktail which still sounds fresh now - and "The Haunting" smashes out the funky techno for warehouse use.
Review: The career of the legendary and near mythical Spencer Kincy is celebrated on this extensive compilation, featuring some of his greatest hits. He released over 200 tracks over a prolific period between from the mid to late nineties, then as many of you may know by now, suddenly disappeared - at the peak of his career. Rumours have been bandied about, regarding what happened and his whereabouts now, but we're assured he is alive and well. As like other reissues on Anotherday, this compilation has been licensed directly from the man himself and royalties will go directly to him. From the tough bounce of "U know How I Feel" or the sensual lo-slung funk of "Imagine A Nation", the bulk of these tracks were originally released on local powerhouse Relief Records between 1994 - 1995 and are classic Kincy. Timeless stuff right here from the annals of Chicago house history.
Review: Pure Cajual gold as Another Day release Spencer Kincy's one of four Gemini EPs on Relief. As with most of these early EPs (and his legendary sets) Kincy kicks off with a warm, deep number (the Nina Simone sampling beauty "U Know How I Feel") before feeding us to the Chicago lions... "Festival" is a relentless loopy jacker laced with carnival vocals, "Your Place Or Mine" plays tempo tricks with the mind before "For Love" closes with a hypnotic stomp that pays homage to the icy futurist charms of electro but with added concrete drums. Grab this before they all disappear!
Review: Spencer Kincy takes us back to 94 as part of his four EP series that documents the first run of Gemini EPs on Green Velvet's seminal Relief Records imprint. Still as ahead of their time as they were almost 25 years ago, "The Beginning" is wildly off grid, loose and insanely funky while the rest of the EP gradually morphs into breath taking technoid experiments "Floating" takes a high NRG feel with its looping insistency "Klonopin" and its edited sibling "Klonopinless" offer a full physical sensation with their brazen hypnotic loopiness. Watch out for the other remaining three...