Playing tracks by
Seaside Houz Boyz, Legowelt and Red Angel Dragnet.
With the emergence of the Rawax stable of artists and subsequent sublabels emerged in August 2011, there had been a real momentum on the whole towards a more pure, analogue, vinyl-only aesthetic, and helmed by DBH distribution the releases came thick and fast.
One such artist, on the Chicago-referencing Chiwax, was Steve Murphy & Co - actually a collective of artists around the core of Steve Murphy, including Die Roh - and the raw, thumping Windy City EP he conjured for the sublabel's first release is simply stunning. Drawing on grit and distortion from old hardware and vinyl samples, the tracks physical effervesce with a real warmth and honesty that seems to have been missing from house music for nearly an age.