Chicago's cheeky Stilove4music imprint returns with a trio of surprisingly rugged acid house jams from Windy City producer Ricardo Miranda. Lead cut "102point7" is an unashamedly ragged chunk of hypnotic late night jack - a kind of steroid-injecting contemporary take on Jesse Saunders "On & On", with extra freakish analogue riffery. "Rotary Cells" is a touch less hectic, placing a spoken vocal musing on the merits of Chicago house slap bang in the centre of the mix. "Greenline", meanwhile, sounds like vintage Detroit techno after a few too many blunts.
Noble Square celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a repress of Chicago's Ricardo Miranda & K Joy's 2011 EP. This EP features the dusty, deep and soulful blues of "Do You Want Me" which is in the vein of masters like Nick Holder and Kenny Dixon Jr. On the flip we have the dirty late night acid jack of "The DJ Knows What I Like" featuring squeaky synths, rusty rhythm patterns and Joy's sultry come hither vocals. According to the label, 'the original master reels were lost so the YONURICAN SOUL Brotha made all new music.' Noble Square Recordings is a showcase of memorable dance music that seeks to stay grounded in the strong foundation of Chicago's roots. A foundation that includes many forms/styles of underground music, but without the burden of useless labels. Noble Square presents 'not only sonic love but also sonic statements.'