|1.||"Strawberries & Kream"|
Emerging back in 2010 under a cloud of enigma with a quite excellent debut 12" for Mark E's Merc imprint, Chicago Damn has kept a relatively low profile choosing not to embrace the 'superstar DJ' lifestyle a few of his contemporaries have after a taste of critical success. Instead the UK-based Gavin McClary has surfaced on labels like Wolf Music and Wurst intermittently as well as issuing music via his own Chicago Damn imprint (do seek out his Chris Duckenfield collab I Really Do Believe if you aren't aware of it) Across these releases, McClary has demonstrated a penchant for rough and ready oddball house music indebted to disco and it's an approach explored further here on his debut LP. The six-track Experiments Must Continue LP features overdriven, rowdy house cuts such as "Sleep Deprived" and "Acid Tool" alongside the more stripped back sounds of "Strawberries & Kream" and "Experiments" that will appeal to the techier minded house DJs out there.
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