Format: 2 x 12"
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PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected January 1st 1970. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
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Part 1 of 2! Gene Hunt shares his ancient treasures with us... up to now this stuff resided only on reels! Featuring a truly all-star line-up! Rush Hour continues to unearth never released Chicago house classics from the eighties, also known as the golden era of house music.
This time we team up with Gene Hunt, who started out dj'ing in 1986 at the tender age of 14. Gene soon became a key DJ in the local scene due to the many gigs he did at legendary hotel parties, like Bismarck, La Mirage, Sauers, Da Vinci Manor, AKA and the Riviera. He was also a resident at the the Hyatt Park Athletic Club, where he dj'ed alongside Ron Hardy. Gene gradually became Ron's protégé. Ron passed on his musical knowledge onto the youngster and the pair started recording music together as well.
While being on the scene, many local producers gave Gene reel-to-reel tapes of their new productions for Gene to play out in the clubs. Many of these were never released and most producers lost their own tracks over time. Luckily, Gene had stores all his copies like a librarian and now, 25 years (or more!) later, the time has finally come to share this great music with the rest of the world.
The tracks included here are all rough, uncut versions, oftentimes home made drum computer jams, which never made it to final production at a professional studio. They represent early output of the artists involved, some tracks dating back as early as 1982-1983.
Besides unreleased tracks by Mr. Fingers, Steve Poindexter, Farley and Steve Hurley, the compilation also includes reworks and original versions that were never properly released, like Ron Hardy's original version of 'Sensation' or Gene Hunts version of 'Donnie' and Mike Dunn's rework of Gherkin Jerks (Larry Heard) 'Acid Indigestion' . These tracks were deemed not commercial (i.e. radio friendly) enough by labels such as Trax or DJ International, but were all the more popular in the Chicago clubs. These were the tracks that people lost their minds to and danced off their asses, hence 'Chicago Dance Tracks'.
The vinyl release hold seven tracks, all presented in their original length and includes one vinyl only bonus track, Steve Poindexter's 'Betsy Smithe'. All tracks have been restored and remastered from the original, first generation reel-to-reel tapes. The artwork shows original Chicago flyers. Comes with insert with artist interviews, Gene Hunt interview by Jackmaster Farley and original photo's from back in the day!
|1||Mr. Fingers - Finger Fuck||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Fingers Inc. - 326 Donnie (Gene Hunt's Box Rework)||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Ron Hardy - Sensation||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Stev 'Silk' Hurley - I Don't Know||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Mike Dunn - Gherkin Aftermath 909||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Steve Poindexter - Betsy Smith||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Farley J.M.F. - Yes He Saved Me (Gene Hunt Mix)||Add to Playlist||Play|
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