I love Chicago House and it’s early history is discovered quite enough. Some compilations became classics and (even though all tracks are well known) are highly sought after themselves until today.
The new, lovely-titled sampler ‘Kill Yourself Dancing’ (compiled by Jerome Derradji for Still Music) queues up with them. But alongside productions of underground hit machines like Ralphi Rosari, Master Plan or Matt Warren you’ll also find rather unknown tracks that are not provided everywhere else. I like almost every single one of them and I strongly recommend to buy the album.
Two highlights are the large dub of Master Plan’s ‘Electric Baile’ and ‘Jail Bait’ by Ben Mays. This 10-minute b-side of ‘Lover Man’ matches perfectly no matter if you’re playing a warm up for a Deep House set, try to gather people on the floor, want to go deeper and get closer to your crowd in a packed club or just need a toilet break – it will surely work. You then could go on in many different directions. Or simply dance your ass off at home….