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QX 1

Inject Me Love

QX 1

Inject Me Love

Mike Dunn in disguise crafting one of the best deep-house tunes ever.

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Chip E.

Time To Jack

Chip E.

Time To Jack

Raw, minimal and fierce tracky jacker from the legendary Chip E.

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MIKE DUNN / CARL CRAIG

Magic Feet (Carl Craig Remix)

MIKE DUNN / CARL CRAIG

Magic Feet (Carl Craig Remix)

Detroit gets involved! A killer jack track.

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Steve 'Silk' Hurley

Jack Your Body (Original Club Mix)

Steve 'Silk' Hurley

Jack Your Body (Original Club Mix)

One of Chi-town's finest instructional workouts and most memorable basslines.

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STEVE POINDEXTER

Work That Motherf*cker (Original Mix)

STEVE POINDEXTER

Work That Motherf*cker (Original Mix)

Brutalist dancing gear for the real jackers!

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JM Silk

Music Is The Key

JM Silk

Music Is The Key

The very first release on D.J International courtesy of Steve "Silk" Hurley.

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Paul Johnson

Third Dimension

Paul Johnson

Third Dimension

Pumping raw tracky style. Get Get down!

Dj
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E.S.P.

It's You

E.S.P.

It's You

Infectious melodic simplicity and a classic vocal = a treasure

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FINGERS INC

It's Over (Dub)

FINGERS INC

It's Over (Dub)

Original deep house soul from Larry Heard!

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The It

Donnie

The It

Donnie

Larry Heard, again. A deep underground staple. Track down the Ron Hardy mix!

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Fast Eddie

Acid Thunder

Fast Eddie

Acid Thunder

Burning acid lines and sinister synths make a true Chicago classic.

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Kenny 'Jammin' Jason

Can U Dance

Kenny 'Jammin' Jason

Can U Dance

Kickin' body music with Italo-inspired synths.

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Drew Sky

Razzmatazz

Drew Sky

Razzmatazz

A brilliant example of the Disco influence over Chi-Town house music.

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Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jessie Saunders

Love Can't Turn Around

Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jessie Saunders

Love Can't Turn Around

The first house single to make the UK charts back in 1986

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“The Jacking Zone: DJ International”

From 1985 up to the early 90's, D.J. International was one of the most influential record labels in Chicago - and subsequently - the world. Alongside the slightly better known Trax imprint, they released some of the all-time classic House tracks from artists like Larry Heard, Chip E, Mike Dunn and Steve Poindexter. At decadent crucibles of dance music like Ron Hardy's Music Box and Frankie Knuckles' Powerplant, crowds of Hispanic, African American and Gay dancers were ingesting the latest Italo imports mixed with European EBM, British synth pop and classic disco edits. DJ International picked up and released the productions of those clubs patrons, churning out a succession of the most futuristic, ruggedly effective and influential dancing music of the last 50 years. The drug/technology interface at play would inspire tracks like Steve Poindexter's 'Work That Motherf*cker', making use of newly democratised technology to recreate the essence of hypnotic tribal drumming, while producers like Larry Heard aka Fingers Inc would make strangely elegant future-soul music that continues to amaze to this day. Now in 2009, a new wave of producers are turning to this stripped and functional aesthetic as inspiration for a new generation of dance music. Long live the Jack!

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On 11 Nov 13:23 Cristo said:
http://www.djcristo.co.uk

“Word :)”

Yes mate, these tracks (along with many others) shaped my musical future as a DJ / producer

All the early 80's Chicago / NY house was & still is tops!

You can still hear the influence in many club tracks nowadays and I pay homage to the glory days of early house music

Long may you reign!

Best wishes

Chris

On 11 Nov 14:11 Federico said:

“Jackin´”

Pure silk this is!! Thanks again for the selection.
cheers

On 11 Nov 15:38 Bradley Phillip said:
http://14tracks.com

“This Will make me jack”

no frankie, but we've all got that already right.
excited about this one. It's all about chicago

On 11 Nov 20:49 drox said:
http://thoughtlabaudio.podbean.com

“awesome tunes”

Im lovin the 14 tracks, always some interesting surprises. Id heard and have some of them but am looking forward listening.... . ... . .

On 16 Nov 14:03 George Lanham said:
http://www.myspace.com/georgelanham

“quality”

can't say I was there first time round but I'll have them this time. awesome.

On 22 Nov 11:45 Scott said:

“Deep grooves”

QX1 - Inject Me love is a track I heard when I was a kid . I think I had it on a tape recorded from the radio. I haven't heard it since then so it was awesome to D/L. Took me back.

On 05 Jan 05:15 David Lee said:

“beat that 909 ”

tata ta tata ta ta ta ta boom boom boom da ta chi chi chi chi---town!