Monday, January 16, 2012

A little bit of deep acidic headphuck

From the mind of one of my Chicago house heroes, Keith Shelby, who has numerous pseudonyms but is probably most known as K. Alexi Shelby. Other projects include Club MCM, Risque III, or K. A. Posse (this release). Shelby is a cool cat, he was hanging out with the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy as a teenager, has been producing quality music since the mid 80s and is still in the biz. And unlike a lot of his contemporaries who claim to be pure as the driven snow, this photo shows he knows why his music works. I'm going to feature Club MCM's "Mind Contol" later, it's another fine example of mind control music.

Ahh, but back to the K.A. Posse and "Stick Music"; 2 mixes of deep driving acidity with some deep driving rhymes laid over top - I assume by K. Alexi himself. Finished with some hauntingly strong strings to make it one of the most essential pieces of acid house to have in your collection.

To understand means a way of life...

"Shake" on the B-side comes in an upbeat piano driven instrumental by Craig Loftis, and a moodier hip-house mix by Joe Smooth. This one features a strong female rap by MCD Tay, but the track itself isn't that much fun, and fun was really all hip-house was about. The A side is definitely the one to check here.

A1   Stick Music (Vol. 1, Part 1) (Mix #1)
A2   Stick Music (Vol. 1, Part 1) (Mix #2)
B1   Shake (Joe Smooth Mix)
B2   Shake (C.S.L. Mix)

Vinyl Rip _ 320kbps MP3 ...mediafire

1 comment:

  1. Excellent work your doing here mate.Absolute classic tune imo.