Jamie 3:26 Compiles ‘A Taste of Chicago’ Compilation of Personal Edits

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Chicago DJ/producer Jamie 3:26 has compiled A Taste of Chicago, a compilation of personal edits from the late ’80s to early 2000’s he’s produced and played in various Chicago underground venues over the years, including The Basement.

The compendium featuring edits of tracks by the likes of BSTC, Chip-E and Braxton Holmes is set to be released via BBE Music March 27. The release comes after Jamie 3:26 dropped a 12″ preview sampler in 2018. Jamie has called the endeavor “a dream project” and says the two-year process to release it wasn’t easy in lieu of clearance issues and a heavy touring schedule.

Says Jamie 3:26 of the release: “This compilation represents the true unspoken sound of my city. While the House scene was blossoming into what would be a globally recognized phenomenon, we had this whole hidden movement going on. These personal edits that I played back then represent magical moments in time that are still being created in many of my sets today. A huge thank you to my music brothers Marshall Jefferson, Braxton Holmes, Tone B. Nimble, Chip E, Pap Spencer, Doc Brucio, Carl Bias for trusting my ears with your creations.”

The album cover features a photo of his late grandparents “because they always believed and supported me. My late grandmother purchased my first record player and boombox as a kid. She also purchased my first full DJ set and sound system.”

Tracklist:
1. BSTC – Venus & Mars (Jamie 3:26 Edit)
2. Mighty Science – The Lesson (Doc Brucio’s Original Mix – Jamie 3:26 Edit)
3. Jungle Wonz – The Jungle (Jamie’s Jungle Sounds Edit)
4. Quest – Mind Games (Underground Mix – Jamie 3:26 Edit)
5. Braxton Holmes feat. Cabrini-Greens and Cornbread – Stomps & Shouts (Jamie 3:26 Basement Edit)
6. Chip E – It’s House (Jamie’s Basement Edit)
7. Calendar – Comin’ On Strong (Jamie 3:26 Edit)

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‘I-go-I-e’ Electronic Music Compilation To Benefit Japanese Kids Charity

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With the world full of negativity at the moment, experimental electronic music label Wave Folder is pushing back to make a positive impact.

This week the imprint released I-go-I-e, a 20-track compilation benefiting Kidsdoor, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization founded in 2007 that focuses on the education of children from underserved areas of Japan.

The participating artists – including Scanner, DJ Synthesizer, Jessica Kert and Hiroshi Hasegawa – were challenged to creatively build their tracks using samples of Buddist chants and instruments recorded at Japanese temples located in Kyoto, performed by monks of three different sects (Jōdo-shū, Tendai-shū and Shingon-shū).

I-go-I-e is available now via Bandcamp and limited-edition microSD card with over 4GB of data full of audio content including recording sessions from the temples.

More information about the release can be found here.

Track Listing:
1. DJ Synthesizer – Echo feat. Shouei Mitsmizo
2. Hiroshi Hasegawa – Chaotic Mandala
3. Scanner – A Path Where this is None
4. HATAKEN – 151A
5. Jessica Kert – Nobody really knows
6. Dave Skipper – (D/R)CnSTRXn [i. deep breathing]
7. Dave Skipper – (D/R)CnSTRXn [ii. time fracture]
8. Naoki Nomoto – kyoto 1
9. Naoki Nomoto – kyoto 2
10. Scanner Darkly – imprint
11. Renick Bell – Completion of One is the Beginning of the Next
12. Tom Hall – Point of Failure
13. Shell Child – Echoes Of Kyoto
14. jprecursor – zk.19-111101
15. Mr Winter – IMM_190921_MrW_03_Shoei
16. Tatata5 – Kantan no yume
17. Ambrose Field – 桜 | Sakura | 樱花 | Cherry Blossom
18. Ipnoteca – drift away
19. Radek Rudnicki – Ichi-go ichi-e
20. Hanaka – … of flow

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Influential DJ/Producer Andrew Weatherall Dead at 56

Prolific and highly influential UK DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall has died, according to a statement from a representative.

“We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.

“His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts. Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course by Andrew’s press officer, James Parrish.”

This is a breaking story. We will post updates when we learn more about Weatherall’s passing.

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Remembering New England Rave Legend Janessa-Michelle Isaacs (a.k.a. DJ Trixie)

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Janessa-Michelle Isaacs (a.k.a. DJ Trixie), a mainstay on the New England underground rave scene who spun breaks to drum ‘n’ bass, was found dead yesterday in Attleboro, MA. According to reports, Isaacs, 44, was reported missing by her boyfriend on Monday. She, was found not far from her apartment by authorities.

Earlier this month Isaacs, 44, posted a somber message on her Facebook page, writing, “It hurts like hell to be betrayed. It is even worse to spitefully abuse your partner to justify your dismissal….”

Police say Isaacs’ death does not appear suspicious and foul play is not suspected this time. An investigation is ongoing and the Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.

This is a developing story. We’ll post news as soon as we have it.

Image by Danni Damage via Facebook

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