Tag Archives: Chicago

Derrick Carter – Genre

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Here’s a very special mixtape for you house music fans. A rare one from the collection of Tef Foo, recorded by Chicago house legend Derrick Carter in 1992. Enjoy!

Derrick Carter – Genre (Peace Side)

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Derrick Carter – Genre (Heart Side)

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Tape Source: Tef Foo

James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – There Are Dreams And There Is Escape

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“There Are Dreams And There Is Escape”, by James “Jack Rabbit” Martin, was released in 1988 on the Chicago label Yoton. It’s an incredibly rare and sought after acid house record, and ranked 60 on the Top 100 list of the most expensive records sold on Discogs. My copy isn’t for sale.

James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Rabbit Trax I (The Next Generation)

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James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Why

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James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Rabbit Trax II (The Next Generation After)

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James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Only Wanted To Be

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Mark Farina – Children Are Playing

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Here’s another classic mixtape, from early 1993, by Mark Farina. The NEF file for the picture I took of the B side of this tape was somehow, though somewhat interestingly, corrupted. Thankfully, the music remains intact.

Mark Farina – Children Are Playing (Side A)

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Mark Farina – Children Are Playing (Side B)

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Tape Source: Tef Foo

Mark Farina – Planet Earth /
Technology Has Its Subliminal Side

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For your listening pleasure we have two more amazing mixes from DJ Mark Farina: Planet Earth and Technology Has Its Subliminal Side, recorded in late 1992.

Mark Farina – Planet Earth

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Mark Farina – Technology Has Its Subliminal Side

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Tape Source: Tef Foo

Chrissy Murderbot – Year of Mixtapes

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Chrissy Murderbot started an incredibly cool mixtape blog back in June. He’s posting up a new mix every week, for 52 weeks or so, with 33 weeks to go. The mixes, selection, themes and commentary are all a lot of fun.

These are the ground rules he’s laid out for himself:
1) Every mix will (more or less) have a theme of some sort.
2) All mixes will be recorded live in one take (some post-production editing to get things down to a reasonable time).
3) No repeats—no song will pop up twice in his blog.
4) Likewise, no song that has previously appeared in a mix of his published on the web will pop up on his blog. Unless he gets really lazy one week and posts one of those mixes on his blog, which will probably happen at some point.
5) If it’s a live set (i.e. somebody recorded him DJing at some party and gave him the audio and he’s posting it there), then rules 3 & 4 are out the window.
6) Every mix will be timed to fit on either a CDR or a cassette tape.
7) He’s open to requests. He might not pay them any attention whatsoever, but then again he might.

Here are a few of my favorites from his project:

Chrissy Murderbot – Year of Mixtapes (Week 3: Bleep Tape)

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Chrissy Murderbot – Year of Mixtapes (Week 5: New Jack Swing)

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Chrissy Murderbot – Year of Mixtapes (Week 15: Belgian Rave, 1991)

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