NEW ARRIVALS

NEW ARRIVALS

MUSIC WE DIG

MUSIC WE DIG

ALBUM OF THE WEEK

IARC0013 | MAKAYA MCCRAVEN | HIGHLY RARE

"Highly Rare is a new mixtape produced & arranged by Makaya McCraven.
 
It’s titled Highly Rare not only for the format of its release (a limited-edition run of cassettes packaged in screen-printed envelopes), but foremost for the context of the source material’s capture.

On one highly rare night in November 2016 Danny's was the place where we invited an "International Anthem All Stars" type of improvising ensemble (Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul, Nick Mazzarella and Ben Lamar Gay) to play in support of DJ sets by LeFtO, who was in transit from Belgium, hitting local spots under the direction of Chicago scene sage King Hippo. Damn-near 0 degrees and just days after the death sentence of the American presidential election, the sounds the musicians conjured were thick with the bitter cold darkness that hung heavy in the air, punctuated with moments of joyful determination – the kind that can only be accessed when such impending doom triggers passionate adrenalized bursts by creators in survival mode." Listen to Super Hot Take #1: Above & Beyond

CHICAGO HUSTLE

606 Records | 3rd Fridays | Punch House

Join us on a journey every 3rd Friday of month at one of our favorite spots in Chicago, Punch House.

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BEAU WANZER | SOLID STEEL RADIO HOUR

"This collection of tracks combines a lot of stuff I've been listening to over the past couple years.....old cassette compilations, 7" dollar dumps, hazy 3am impulsive Discog purchases, and just your general tomfoolery.  Includes smash hits from the likes of RRR Records, Syncom Data, The Frogs, S.B.O.T.H.I, Danbert Nobacon and many many more. Enjoy?"  Wax available here.

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CONSTANCE K LIVE AT CERISE

Constance K brings the funk trunk to Cerise atop the Virgin Hotel. It was a special night that saw 7 DJs spin only 7 inches for 7 hours. CK kicked off the night with an amazing selection of the tiny wax.

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