Featured Tracks: Raze “Let The Music Move U”

Alex Calhoun —  May 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

It’s not often you find classic Chicago house records in the bins at a Salvation Army. Usually all you find is piles of Christmas records, Polka’s Greatest Hits, and Sing Along with Mitch, but I always look anyway, because every now and again, the crate digging spirits throw you a curve ball, and you find something quality like this record by Raze I managed to get for $0.50. This is what 1980s Chicago house music was all about! The jackin’ drums, funky piano riffs, and warm, thick bass resonate through all the tracks of this EP. “Let The Music Move U” is an old school house workout with lots of jazzy pianos, cowbell and sultry female vocals to guide you along the dance floor. On the B side “Jack The Groove”(Jungle Remix) pairs a warm, deep bassline with strange synth and sound effects and a liberal amount of Latin percussion thrown in. A definite house burner. Also on the B side is “Get Down” which sports an awesome 303ish bassline bubbling up all over the track and crazy pitched out vocal samples commanding you to get down! For any of you vinyl junkies, I’ve seen this record in a few used bins, grab it up, and get a fantastic slice of House music from 1987.

Alex Calhoun


Alex Calhoun is a writer, vinyl collector, and lover of all things odd and electronic. He currently lives in the Detroit Metro area.
May 2011
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