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Resolution - (5:31) 120 BPM
RHM 035S
14 Apr 21
Techno
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Introspective Acid - (8:28) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jaguar Dreamin - (7:01) 135 BPM
   
Spring Has Sprung - (6:55) 73 BPM
   
Wild Bounce - (8:17) 70 BPM
RHM 034
09 Apr 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Jaguar Dreamin - (7:01) 135 BPM
RHM 034S
26 Mar 21
Techno
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Tide - (6:07) 116 BPM
   
Minnoch - (5:44) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It may have taken eight years, but finally one of Hun Choi's most memorable singles has made it to digital download. Originally released via a limited-edition, double A-side 12", the two-track affair remains one of Hunee's heaviest and most club-ready releases. Check first opener 'Tide', where tough, chopped-up drum machine beats, tribal-tinged percussion and wayward, acid-style motifs provide sturdy support for swirling chords and lo-fi electronic lead lines. The Rush Hour regular continues in a similarly chopped-up, analogue-rich and drum-heavy vein on the slightly funkier but no less raw and weighty 'Minnoch', whose low-slung, lo-fi bassline is particularly addictive.
RH 11912
30 Oct 20
Deep House
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Minina Bem Li - (4:56) 68 BPM
   
Voyage - (5:32) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mindelo Aoje - (4:55) 57 BPM
   
La V?rit? - (5:48) 109 BPM
RHSTOREJAMS 015
09 Oct 20
International
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Voyage (radio edit) - (4:20) 87 BPM
Played by: Marcel Vogel
RHSTOREJAMS 015EDIT
09 Oct 20
International
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Minina Bem Li - (4:56) 68 BPM
Played by: Marcel Vogel
RHSTOREJAMS 015S 1
22 Sep 20
International
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Clan Of Xymox - "Stranger" (Demo) - (5:45) 132 BPM
   
Det Gylne Triangel - "Maskindans" - (3:41) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Zahgurim - "The Living Room" - (6:42) 56 BPM
   
The Human League - "4JG" - (3:59) 119 BPM
   
Sociedades En Tetra Brik - "Detector Martenot" - (3:40) 62 BPM
   
Batang Frisco - "Sewing Machine" - (5:55) 124 BPM
   
Chris & Cosey - "Hybrid C" - (5:40) 60 BPM
   
Im Namen Des Volkes - "Alles Ist Gewinn" - (3:38) 124 BPM
   
Stephen Huss - "Infinity Sign" - (3:31) 112 BPM
   
Richard Bone - "Alternate Music For The Hindenberg Lounge" - (11:52) 131 BPM
   
Sociedades En Tetra Brik - "Detector Martenot" (K7 Rare version) - (4:34) 62 BPM
Review: Recognised as the world beating archivists that Rush Hour are, this compilation presents a series of wayfaring synth tracks released at different times over the last 40 years. With the earliest cut committed to tape in 1978 and the most recent in 2018, Artificial Dancers - Waves Of Synth lifts rare and previously unheard music from the late Stephan Huss of Psyche, to Californian band Batang Frisco, to Matthias Schuster's Im Namen Des Volkes project with a previously unreleased 2014 track called "Alles Ist Gewinn". Alongside the Human League too, you will find a Chris and Cosey number called "Hybrid C" that was plucked from their CD-only album Skimble Skamble. A whole new constellation to explore.
RHMC 005D
26 Jun 20
Coldwave/Synth
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Flashlight - (6:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flashlight (Masalo remix) - (8:07) 123 BPM
Review: Rush Hour might not be the first label you think of when it comes to contemporary funk, disco and soul, but they've certainly delivered the goods on this latest single from New York's Tom Noble, who heads up Superior Elevation Records. In its original form, 'Flashlight' is an instrumental disco excursion centred around a fat walking bassline that vaguely recalls Candido, sweeping strings and wukka-wukking guitar... all very 1979, but the Masalo Remix propels us forward in time to somewhere around 1983 with its harder, faster beats (complete with a cheeky nod to 'Blue Monday') and throbbing Italo bassline.
RH-STORE JAMS 013
21 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Farrah Boule - "Mother Of Mantras" - (0:53) 140 BPM
   
Warm - "Blue Sunrise" - (5:18) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
2000Black - "Plastic Jam" - (5:50) 116 BPM
   
Hanna - "Spaceland" - (5:56) 125 BPM
   
Alex Attias & Sassy J Present OJA - "Jelly Bubble Rise" - (6:00) 117 BPM
   
Nu-Era - "Mirror Images" - (6:07) 127 BPM
   
Gifted & Blessed - "The Projector" - (5:30) 120 BPM
   
Aardvarck - "Aap Noot" - (3:10) 120 BPM
   
Mr Fingers - "Survivor" - (4:43) 101 BPM
   
Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Always" - (3:19) 93 BPM
Review: Swiss DJ Sassy J now curates the second compilation in the Patchwork series, for Dutch imprint Rush Hour. For the past 14 years, she has run a night of the same name in her hometown Bern, and another in London. Showcasing music by many of the artists that have joined her throughout the years in clubs, on the radio and at home, this release is made up of new and unreleased tracks, capturing a sound that has continued to evolve in its restless search for new musical directions. From the deep, soulful and emotive tones of Warm's "Blue Sunrise" or 2000Black's "Plastic Jam", to Afro influenced spiritual life music as heard by the lady herself (with Alex Attias) on "Jelly Bubble Rise", through to RH label staple Aardvark's hi-tech soul deconstruction "Aap Noot" and Mr Fingers stone cold classic "Survivor" - Sassy J takes you on an evocative sonic journey from start to finish.
RHMC 004
13 Dec 19
Deep House
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Demedim Mi (Part 1) - (23:21) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Demedim Mi (Part 2) - (22:47) 105 BPM
Review: If you like your beats downtempo and your soundscapes crafted from an eclectic variety of sounds then you're in the right place with this two-track EP from Rush Hour. Underpinned by steady, unhurried drums and a throbbing synth bassline, 'Part 1' of 'Demedim Mi' draws largely from the boxes marked 'Indian' and 'sub-aquatic' for its sound set, with the product of all this coming on like the aural equivalent of bumbling into an ashram tripping at 5am. 'Part 2' tones down the subcontinental vibes just slightly, and ends up leaning a little more towards the moody and cinematic side as a result.
RHM 031
17 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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New Dance - (6:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cycles - (6:21) 122 BPM
Review: Originally only available as a 12" single that was only sold in Rush Hour's legendary Amsterdam store, Masalo's 2018 debut single has finally made it to digital download. Both tracks doff a cap towards the spacey and intergalactic end of the Italo-disco spectrum, with Masalo opting for unfussy drum machine rhythms and throbbing, arpeggio style basslines Opener "New Dance" is the more obviously disco-centric of the two tracks, with jaunty riffs, lilting synth-pop melodies and ricocheting, proto-house style drum fills rising above a suitably druggy groove. "Cycles", meanwhile, is a little deeper and even more intergalactic in tone, an effect emphasized via trippy vocal chants and crystalline lead lines that appear to drift across the universe.
RH-STORE JAMS 012
22 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The MBO Theme - (6:02) 116 BPM
   
The MBO Theme (Warrior remix) - (9:29) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Here's something to set the pulse racing: a much-needed reissue of Klein and MBO's Ron Hardy and Larry Levan favourite "The MBO Theme". What makes this release rather special, though, is not the presence of the killer original version - an instrumental prototype for their later classic "Dirtytalk" - but rather the addition of a ridiculously obscure South African re-make by Warrior that one of Rush Hour's resident crate-diggers stumbled across last year. It's arguably even better than the original. Not only does it operate at a slightly slower tempo, but it also includes some fine fretless bass and wonderfully spacey synthesizer re-recordings of the track's famous lead lines. It makes the package simply essential in our eyes.
RHRSS 24
22 Feb 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Pinball Lizard - (6:48) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yellow Jackets Descend - (4:59) 135 BPM
   
Minor 7 Resin - (6:34) 102 BPM
Review: Amsterdam based producer Jordan 'GCZ' Czmanski wears many hats, whether as part of Juju & Jordash, Magic Mountain High or as part of Mullholland Free Clinic with David Moufang. He now makes his solo debut on Rush Hour with this awesome EP of neon treasures. From the funky old school techno vibe of "Pinball Lizzard" with its wayward melodies and cracking rhythms - on what the label best described themselves as - a multi-ball dancefloor battle against the Grand Lizard.
RHM 029
14 Jan 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Mutant Beat Dance - "Feed The Enemy" (feat Tyler Pope & Pat Mahoney Of LCD Soundsystem) - (4:54) 74 BPM
   
Jordan GCZ - "Pinball Lizard" - (6:48) 135 BPM
   
Stanislas Tohon - "Owhaaou!" (Raphael Top-Secret edit) - (5:23) 120 BPM
   
Skymark - "Find A Place In This Crazy World" (Ron Trent mix) - (10:02) 118 BPM
   
Les Choc Stars Du Zaire - "Nakombe Nga" - (4:25) 118 BPM
   
Jungle By Night - "Pompette" - (5:32) 126 BPM
   
Arp Frique - "African Love" (feat Ronald Snijders) - (3:29) 73 BPM
   
Larry Heard - "Burning 4 You" - (9:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mutant Beat Dance - "Toy Story" - (6:06) 121 BPM
Played by: OOFT!, Sould Out
RH 2018
14 Dec 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hangmat - (6:22) 92 BPM
   
Pompette - (5:32) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ja Precis - (4:13) 96 BPM
   
Love Boat - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Stormvogel - (5:30) 111 BPM
   
Hurn In Bell - (4:21) 135 BPM
   
Spectacles (Part 1) - (4:04) 123 BPM
   
Spectacles (Part 2) - (6:33) 101 BPM
   
The Fog - (4:55) 88 BPM
   
Spending Week - (8:52) 116 BPM
   
Cafe Creme - (5:47) 96 BPM
Review: Since the turn of the decade, Jungle By Night have not only established themselves as Holland's premier Afro-funk fusionists, but also won hearty praise from legendary Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen. "Livingstone", their fifth full-length excursion, is every bit as essential as its' predecessors. It sees the tight nine-piece speed between South African influenced dancefloor jazz-funk ("Pompette"), spacey downtempo workouts ("Ja Precis"), romping dancefloor workouts (the sublime "Love Boat"), deep tropical shufflers ("Stormvodel", the Giallo-influenced "Hum in Bell"), reggae-fired epics (the two-part brilliance of "Spectacles") and organ-heavy, boogie-rich rubs ("Spending Week"). Throughout, the band's composition, playing and production is close to perfect, making "Livingstone" another must-have instrumental set.
ND 003
12 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Pompette - (5:32) 126 BPM
ND003. 2
19 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feed The Enemy (feat Tyler Pope And Pat Mahoney Of LCD Soundsystem) - (4:54) 74 BPM
   
Revival 80s - (5:53) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crete (feat Marianna) - (4:44) 77 BPM
   
Funk Groove - (4:50) 100 BPM
   
Toy Story - (6:06) 60 BPM
Played by: Jamie Paton
Review: This five-track single provides a taster for s/t, the debut album from Traxx, Beau Wanzer and Steve Summers aka Mutant Beat Dance. Produced in the trio's signature grainy style, it features the baby samples and moody, repetitive bass-led "Toy Story" as well as a possible cross over track in the shape of the jittery punk-funk and scratchy guitars of "Feed The Enemy", a collaboration with Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem. Despite this fleeting flirtation with fame, this release also shows that Mutant Beat Dance haven't forgotten their past: "Funk Groove" is a swampy piece of electro-funk and "Revival 80s" mines a path through the basement moods and dusty drum machines of 80s proto-house.
RHM 027
08 Oct 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Les Choc Stars Du Zaire - "Nakombe Nga" - (4:25) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Teknokrat's - "What Did She Say?" - (4:19) 118 BPM
RHRSS 25
05 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent mix) - (10:02) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Find A Place In This Crazy World (2015 original version) - (4:26) 115 BPM
Review: Rush Hour presents a remix of Skymark's "Find A Place In This Crazy World" by none other than Ron Trent. The Chicago deep house maestro delivers truly emotive and bittersweet perspective like only he can - it's purposely engineered for some divine moments of truth on the dancefloor. The original track, next up, was featured on Marc Friedli's 2015 release 'Wave From The Nucleus - a beautiful and sun-kissed nu-jazz jam from the Swiss producer who resided in Rio de Janeiro for many years, and now in Barcelona. Friedli runs the Modern Suns Records imprint and has released on quality labels like Nsyde and Neroli over the years as well.
RHM 028
06 Jul 18
Deep House
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Hunee/Various
   
Carlos Maria - "Blu Terra" - (7:01) 90 BPM
   
Aby Ngana Diop - "Michael Ozone's Liital Rhythm" - (3:41) 80 BPM
   
Boncana Magga - "Komya Hondo" - (4:00) 106 BPM
   
Stanislas Tohon - "Owhaaou !" (Raphael Top-Secret edit) - (5:23) 120 BPM
   
Don Laka - "Stages" - (5:55) 118 BPM
   
Blak Beat Niks - "Ritual Of Love" (Ron's vocal Beat Down mix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
   
Larry Heard - "Burning 4 You" - (9:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Villa Abo - "Made On Coffee & Wine" - (7:46) 68 BPM
   
Mappa Mundi - "Trance Fusion" (Hunee Tempo edit) - (7:32) 114 BPM
   
Pat Thomas - "Yesu San Bra: Disco Hi-Life" - (10:47) 116 BPM
   
African Futurism - "Akal Akal" - (5:14) 122 BPM
   
Dark Comedy - "Without A Sound" (Long ''White Label'' version) - (9:59) 129 BPM
Review: You'd expect a compilation curated by open-minded DJ/producer Hunee to be eclectic in nature, and Hunchin' All Night is just that and more. Marketed simply as "a collection of his favourite dancefloor cuts from the '70s until modern time", the compilation set is packed with obscure and inspired jams in a variety of styles. Compare, for example, the gentle but tribal rhythms and new age synthesizers of Carlos Maria and Nuno Canavarro's "Blue Terra" with the glistening, mid-80s Balearic jazz-funk brilliance of Stanislas Tohon's "Owhaaou" (as re-edited by French digger Raphael Top-Secret), or even the Clavinet-heavy Highlife brilliance of Pat Thomas's "Yesu San Bra Disco Hi Life". And that's before we get to the acid-flecked techno madness of Villa Abo and Hunee's wonderfully dreamy and dubbed-out pulse of Mappa Mundi's "Trance Fusion".
RHMC 001D
09 Apr 18
Deep House
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Rush Hour (20th Anniversary mix) - (5:32) 127 BPM
   
Warped (Remixed) - (6:28) 124 BPM
   
Cosmic Drill (Remixed) - (4:30) 128 BPM
   
Lovechild (Remixed) - (3:25) 120 BPM
   
Lost In Space (Remixed) - (3:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: When it appeared back in 1995, no one could have predicted that a track from Terrence Dixon's Hippnotic Culture release as Population One would have provided the name for one of European dance music's most respected hubs. As its recognition grew, the people behind Rush Hour went back to the source of their name and started to release new material by the Detroit producer, including the excellent Theater Of A Confused Mind album in 2014. Now the Dutch label is further recognising its roots with this exemplary remix package of tracks from Hippnotic Culture. Veering in sound from the jazzed out, loose percussion of "Lost In Space" to the stripped back, atmospheric techno of "Lovechild" and the rolling snares and wild howling filters of "Rush Hour" itself, this is a fitting tribute both to the label and to Dixon himself.
RHM 026
19 Jan 18
Techno
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Nos Magia - (3:34) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kamajo - (3:57) 137 BPM
   
Ijo Ya - (3:11) 131 BPM
RH-STORE JAMS 011
19 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Arp Frique - "Nos Magia" - (3:34) 134 BPM
   
Ben & Sadar's - "We Are Righteous People" - (4:28) 124 BPM
   
Ron Trent - "Black Magic Woman" (feat Harry Dennis) - (8:00) 82 BPM
   
Vincent Floyd - "Hard To Love" - (6:10) 124 BPM
   
Ron Trent - "Prescription" - (10:45) 121 BPM
   
N.A.D - "Transmatting" - (5:08) 131 BPM
   
The Abstract Eye - "Nobody Else" - (4:03) 125 BPM
   
Population One - "Lost In Space" (remixed) - (3:35) 120 BPM
RH 2017X
24 Nov 17
Funky/Club House
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Ontologic - (5:36) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Sense Of Finitude - (5:42) 86 BPM
   
Transmatting - (5:08) 131 BPM
   
Code - (4:50) 133 BPM
Review: New Aural Discourse holds four fresh, futuristic and far-sighted British takes on Detroit techno by arguably one of electronic music's best-kept secrets. This is N.A.D.'s comeback release after over 25 years and it's a proud salute to the classic sounds of the Motor City. Starting off with the hi-tech soul of "Ontologic", they're then into some UR style intergalactic transmissions on "A Sense Of Finitude". The flip features what we thought was a highlight in the form of "Transmatting" with its complex drum programming, funky bassline and evocative strings: it sounds like an old Transmat (hey, hang on!) style jam. Initially, the duo of Tony Thorpe and Mustafa Ali released one album entitled The Dawn Of A New Age, which was on sale for little more than a week before it vanished from record store shelves. Decades after it was created, their forgotten debut album became something of a 'must-have' for electronic music collectors.
RHM 025D
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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We Are Righteous People - (4:28) 124 BPM
   
Bouncing Atoms - (4:35) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Story has it that Chicago disco legend Sadar Bahar discovered Ben (aka Cosmic Force of Clone/Creme Organization fame) Spaander's Utrecht based studio, and it's said to be housing around 60 synths. Electro fiend Spaander 'was charmed by the electronic elements in Sadar's funk and Sadar loved Ben's ideas.' They claim that nothing was sampled on these two tracks. There's undoubtedly an old school flavour to "We Are Righteous People" with its funky bass, sleazy guitar licks and bongo drums galore over spacy synths. Next up "Bouncing Atoms" gets the party started in fine form with dusty/live sounding drums, more frenetic guitar work and the mandatory cowbells going off all over the place!
RHSTOREJAMS 010
13 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cool Warm Divine - (5:18) 126 BPM
   
Nobody Else - (4:03) 125 BPM
   
Twinkerbelly - (4:46) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Unseen - (7:16) 121 BPM
   
Nobody Else (part 2) - (5:28) 129 BPM
Review: The Abstract Eye is Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, a producer who releases music mainly using the monikers GB, The Reflektor, Frankie Reyes and Julian Abelar. Five prolific, soulful/melodic tracks originally released in 2011 on Valentine Connexion, are now available again courtesy of Amsterdam's always reliable Rush Hour. The extraordinarily gifted Los Angeleno creates striking electronic songs here, which integrate the technological with the spiritual and ancestral. There's respectful nods on here to Motor City greats like Japanese Telecom ("Cool Warm Divine") and John Beltran ("Nobody Else"). Might we also mention "Nobody Else Pt. 2" which channels the cyclical/minimal soul of Internal Empire era Robert Hood: absolutely sublime!
RHM 023
11 Aug 17
Techno
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The Move - (5:41) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Move (Orlando Voorn remix) - (7:28) 128 BPM
RHM 024
05 May 17
Techno
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Chez Damier - "Morning Factory" (feat Ron Trent) - (10:41) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Prescription - (10:45) 121 BPM
   
Don't Try It (feat Chez Damier) - (5:58) 122 BPM
   
Seduction - (13:21) 123 BPM
   
Pop, Dip & Spin - (9:16) 115 BPM
   
Energy - (6:53) 123 BPM
   
Chez Damier - "Sometimes I Feel Like" (feat Ron Trent) - (5:44) 124 BPM
   
Angora - "Enchantment" - (9:09) 126 BPM
   
I Feel The Rhythm - (6:18) 124 BPM
   
Soul Samba Express (feat Anthony Nicholson) - (11:01) 122 BPM
   
USG - "Life 4 Living" (feat Monica Elam) - (9:00) 120 BPM
   
Space Ridims - (5:49) 124 BPM
   
Chez Damier - "Foot Therapy" (feat Ron Trent) - (6:55) 123 BPM
   
Konfusion Kidzz - "On My Mind" - (12:00) 120 BPM
   
Morning Feve - (8:11) 115 BPM
   
Ani - "Love Is The Message" - (5:31) 122 BPM
   
World, Sky & Universes - "The Answer" - (7:23) 122 BPM
   
Ron Trent - "Black Magic Woman" (feat Harry Dennis) - (8:00) 82 BPM
   
Noni - "Be My Friend" - (3:45) 123 BPM
   
Warp Dub Sound System - "Night Places Darkness Upon The Earth" - (15:31) 120 BPM
   
Chez Damier - "The Choice" (feat Ron Trent) - (5:41) 123 BPM
   
History - (10:42) 124 BPM
   
Chez Damier - "The Meaning" (feat Ron Trent) - (8:55) 119 BPM
   
Piano Track - (9:20) 125 BPM
Review: During the 1990s, Chez Damier and Ron Trent's Prescription Records did more than any other label to define the sound of Chicago deep house. The label's reputation is such that it's still talked about in hushed tones, with lesser-known back catalogue nuggets remaining in-demand items with DJs and record collectors. This superb, double-disc compilation from Rush Hour tells the story of the label, gathering together both much-played underground anthems (Trent and Damier's "Morning Factory" and "The Choice", the proto-boompty-via-St Germain jazz-house of Angora's "Enchantment", and so on) and sought-after selections. Thrillingly, the collection also boasts a trio of previously unreleased Ron Trent cuts, all of which are superb.
RHRSS 020
10 Mar 17
Deep House
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Hiding The Moon (Mick Wills remix) - (10:00) 120 BPM
   
Crossroads (DJ Fett Burger's Boss Brain Computer mix) - (10:39) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Two radically different remixers get to grips with tracks from Hunee's 2015 Hunch Music album. In Mick Wills' hands, "Hiding the Moon" becomes a dark, drawn out ebm affair, its pulsing bass and nocturnal synth line leading the Korean producer's sound down a dark, eerie path. In stark contrast is DJ Fett Burger's 'Boss Brain Computer' version of "Crossroads". Crisp, resonant break beats underpin the arrangement, and are bookended by prolonged ambient drops that are full of half-heard vocals and mysterious samples. Even for a producer who specialises in left of centre music this remix is one of Fett Burger's most unusual creations.
RHM 021
27 Jan 17
Techno
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Hiwa - (3:26) 115 BPM
   
Paco - (3:16) 120 BPM
   
Zouklove - (5:41) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Next up is another archival release from Rush Hour. There's little known about Rodap. Hailing from Martinique, in the French West Indies, he began producing more than 30 years ago in a context where many French Caribbean musicians were searching for their own style and fusing traditional heritage (Gwo-Ka, Bel Air, Biguine) with synthetic music. The Beletronic EP features three productions that the label describes as "otherworldly Caribbean electronic dance floor cuts." Rodap recorded them in the '90s and in 2000 but this is the debut on vinyl and digital formats. "Hiwa" is an emotive and epic synth disco journey with razor sharp arpeggios and soothing pan pipes. "Paco" rocks out harder; some razor-sharp synth riffs and euphoric pads soar over some furious drums; this one was wicked! Finally "Zouklove" has more of a loose and lo-slung balearic vibe about it and is perfect for summertime drifting.
RHRSS 22
27 Jan 17
Deep House
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Claude Rodap - "Hiwa" - (3:26) 115 BPM
   
Leon Vynehall - "Midnight On Rainbow Road" (Beat edit) - (6:28) 109 BPM
   
Hunee - "Crossroads" (DJ Fett Burger's Boss Brain Computer mix) - (10:39) 120 BPM
   
Sterac - "Osirion" - (9:11) 134 BPM
   
Interstellar Funk - "Ama Diver" - (6:04) 120 BPM
   
Population One - "The Move" - (5:41) 129 BPM
   
Orlando Voorn - "Let Me Lead The Way" - (6:08) 128 BPM
   
Claude Rodap - "Zouklove" - (5:41) 103 BPM
   
Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack" - (3:24) 140 BPM
   
Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie" - (3:58) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
RHM 2016
13 Jan 17
Deep House
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Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie" - (3:58) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jam Band 80 - "Jammin'" (with The Jam Band) - (6:33) 99 BPM
   
Sonny Khoeblal - "Craziest" - (3:02) 126 BPM
   
Errol De La Fuente - "Happiness" - (3:58) 131 BPM
   
Sumy - "The Funky "G"" (Only Comes At Night) - (3:11) 108 BPM
   
Explosion - "Wakka Mang" - (3:20) 133 BPM
   
Eddie Tailor - "Love Dance" - (3:43) 128 BPM
   
Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack" - (3:24) 140 BPM
   
Astaria - "Jamasa Roro" - (3:23) 130 BPM
   
Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy - "Tirsa Song" (edit) - (3:46) 57 BPM
   
Cyntia - "Jhoom Le" - (4:20) 122 BPM
RHMC 002X
07 Oct 16
Funk
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Osirion - (9:11) 134 BPM
   
Primus - (8:27) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Tube and Berger
Review: Given his reputation for pioneering techno in the Netherlands in the '90s, it is no surprise a broad range of labels are looking to work with Steve Rachmad. Not soon after the man known as Sterac contributed a pair of remixes to an Aera 12" on the mighty Innervisions, Rachmad's earlier material is the subject of a reissue 12" on home turf titans Rush Hour. It's his mid-'90s work for Dutch techno label 100% Pure that is the focus of the Amsterdam operation's attentions here, specifically the cuts "Osirion" and "Primus." Issued together on a '96 12" on 100% Pure, both these tracks are not as widely feted as Sterac classics from the same era like "Sitting On Clouds" but they do demonstrate Rachmad's innate mastery of the Motor City sound. Remastered for 2016, they sound just as fresh some 20 years on!!
RHM 022
24 Jun 16
Techno
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Cable 54 - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
Poly Evolver #1 - (3:02) 155 BPM
   
Ama Diver - (6:04) 120 BPM
   
Short Sequence - (2:33) 120 BPM
   
Prototype - (5:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Poly Evolver #2 - (1:33) 118 BPM
Played by: Ponty Mython
Review: Having earned his corn in the back office of Rush Hour's Amsterdam HQ, Olf Van Elden is now making his mark as a producer. Previously, he's released fizzing, far-sighted techno and house on Voyage Direct and Tape Records Amsterdam. Here, he delivers his most expansive - and arguably strongest - 12" to date for former employers Rush Hour. There's much to admire, from the pulsing analogue motifs and clanking drum machine percussion of "Cable 54" and semi-ambient gorgeousness of "Poly Evolver #1", to the thumping, industrial-influenced modular throb of "Poly Evolver #2". Arguably best of all, though, are his two hook-ups with Jeroen. Choose between the flitting electronic melodies, snappy beats and dreamy chords of "Prototype", and the drowsy, EBM-goes-Detroit brilliance of "Ama Driver".
RHM 014
29 Apr 16
Techno
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Midnight On Rainbow Road (beat edit) - (6:28) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Midnight On Rainbow Road - (6:23) 109 BPM
Review: Leon Vynehall's "Midnight On Rainbow Road" was one of the undoubted highlights of last year's Musik For Autobahns 2 compilation, so it's no surprise to see it getting a deserved single release. The original version, which sat somewhere between the guitar-laden ambient textures of early System 7 releases and the hypnotic pulse of Detroit beatdown, is here joined by an all new "Beat Edit", designed with club play in mind. Vynehall has done a terrific job with the rework, all told, which underpins his glistening melodic refrains and dreamy chords with a rolling, pitched-down rhythm that makes great use of live-sounding drums. The result is a beatdown/ambient house hybrid that recalls the glory days of the early '90s chill-out room.
RHM 019
26 Feb 16
Deep House
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Turn Left Right Here - (9:15) 107 BPM
   
Space Age - (5:50) 120 BPM
   
Let Me Lead The Way - (6:08) 128 BPM
   
Goon (feat Trish Van Eynde/Entire Kickless) - (5:19) 130 BPM
   
Anti Political - (5:16) 136 BPM
   
At Last - (8:06) 126 BPM
   
Chicago By Night - (6:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Predator's Cave - (5:35) 138 BPM
   
The Swamp - (7:08) 136 BPM
   
In My World - (6:06) 130 BPM
Review: Dutch techno legend Orlando Voorn is back! The man behind such seminal aisses as Fix, Designer Loops and Basic Bastard presents a varied palette of grooves on this album, from the smack electro of opener "Turn Left Right Here" and the fierce "Predators Cave" to the high tech soul of "Lead Me The Right Way" or "Anti Political" (which could have been on Transmat it's so soulful). There's some straight up dancefloor gold too of course, such as on "Chicago By Night" and "In My World" but still carry on with some serious injections of futuristic blues! Highly recommended.
RHM 017
26 Feb 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Avenido (Young Marco remix) - (7:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Elite (Awanto 3 remix) - (8:33) 125 BPM
Review: No less than two years after The Light Fantastic came out, tracks from Tom Trago's third album are still getting a second look by regular cats from the extended Rush Hour community. Young Marco gets to grips with "Avenido" first, and delivers a patient sermon that glides on featherweight pad lines with snowflake chimes sprinkled on top for good measure. There's still a purposeful beat kicking away underneath the melodic niceties mind you. Awanto 3 meanwhile brings a peak time urgency to "The Elite", dropping some chunky synth stabs over a nagging bassline with a lick of disco exuberance thrown in for good measure.
RHM 006 RMX
09 Oct 15
Deep House
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For The Children - (2:57) 120 BPM
   
Jack Me - (5:05) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Right Wrong - (7:29) 118 BPM
   
Desire - (4:43) 126 BPM
RHM 006CDSTEMS
03 Aug 15
Deep House
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Woods - (3:12) 125 BPM
   
Crossroads - (6:50) 124 BPM
   
Silent Sensation - (5:50) 120 BPM
   
Rare Happiness - (5:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burning Flower - (3:23) 76 BPM
   
Error Of The Average - (6:27) 127 BPM
   
Failed Movement - (3:35) 112 BPM
   
Hiding The Moon - (7:04) 121 BPM
   
Bruises - (3:28) 140 BPM
   
Amo - (1:36) 92 BPM
   
The World - (6:26) 120 BPM
Review: It's been some six years since Hun Choi made his debut on William Burnett's WT Records imprint. In that time, he's proved incredibly hard to pin down. This debut album for Rush Hour seems designed to continue that trend, offering a series of warm, melodious and curiously Balearic cuts that defy easy categorization. Sure, there are dancefloor-focused moments - see the cacophonous, Detroit-influenced hustle of "Error of the Average", the deep acid madness of "Silent Sensations" and the classic deep house bounce of "Desire" - but also a range of downtempo and ambient jams that arguably impress more. Of these, it's "The World" - a humid exercise in tropical drums, twittering flutes and looped vocal samples - and the sublime, string-laden "Bruises" that really stand out.
RHM 016
06 Jul 15
Deep House
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I Dream You - (5:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Up - (8:41) 124 BPM
   
Cactus Juice - (4:29) 129 BPM
   
Get Up (edit) - (4:51) 124 BPM
Review: Having previously released a mini-album's worth of Vincent Floyd's unreleased early '90s recordings, Rush Hour has decided to re-release one of his most notable original EPs - 1991's Dance Mania released I Dream You. Happily, all four tracks have aged well, with the title track sounding like a near perfect blend of vintage Larry Heard, early Bobby Konders, and the more new age-inclined offerings of the Burrell Brothers. There's a bit more of a New Jersey shuffle to the superb "Get Up" (check out the wonderfully tactile organs and pads), while "Cactus Juice" sees Floyd in Chicago Jack-meets-Detroit techno mode - all alien electronics, clattering machine drums and raw energy.
RHRSS 15
22 Jun 15
Deep House
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Saturday Love Sunday - (5:56) 103 BPM
   
Do It Again - (5:46) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sun Showered - (4:28) 122 BPM
   
Low Tension (Alternative version) - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Hohai Beats - (5:38) 125 BPM
   
Good Morning - (4:42) 126 BPM
   
CPM - (4:48) 125 BPM
   
Rising Sun Up - (4:29) 123 BPM
   
Voices From Beyond - (4:45) 126 BPM
   
Purple Haze (edit) - (3:58) 120 BPM
   
Binary Rondo - (5:11) 96 BPM
Review: For deep house diggers, Soichi Terada has long been a source of inspiration. While he's still active, it's the early '90s material he released on the Far East Recordings label - an imprint he founded soon after his graduation in 1990 - that most excites. Following the 2014 re-release of his sublime hook-up with Nami Shimada, "Sunshower", Rush Hour has decided to put together this excellent retrospective. Compiled by self-confessed fan Hunee, Sounds From The Far East contains a mixture of hard-to-find Terada originals, collaborations, and tracks by fellow Far East Recordings artist Shinichiro Yokota, all in the label's trademark melody-rich, evocative deep house style.
RH RSS 12
23 Mar 15
Deep House
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Dark Matter - (4:47) 120 BPM
   
Illusions - (7:26) 120 BPM
   
Lunar Moods - (5:16) 119 BPM
   
Mental Presence - (3:57) 120 BPM
   
Dawn Notes - (6:26) 123 BPM
   
Imaginary Voyage - (8:01) 120 BPM
   
Digital Sea - (8:47) 132 BPM
   
Unwanted Noise - (5:21) 123 BPM
   
Frozen Tundra - (5:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Moonlight Fantasy - (4:38) 123 BPM
Review: Earlier this year, Rush Hour announced the focus of their archival attentions would fall on Vincent Floyd, a producer with a small clutch of releases in the mid-90s for Dance Mania, Relief and Gherkin Records offshoot Resound Records. Having reissued Floyd's 1990 Dance Mania release Your Eyes back in February, Amsterdam outpost Rush Hour return to the Chicago artist's canon of work with Moonlight Fantasy, a six track missive filled with unreleased material. Sourced from Floyd's personal DAT tapes, Moonlight Fantasy focuses on his earliest productions and a time when his sumptuous sound was very much in the classic deep house mould of Larry Heard. House music historians will find this a most compelling document!
RHM 008
20 Feb 15
Deep House
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Sumy Funk Force - (0:32) 78 BPM
   
Where Were You Last Night (Sexy Lady) - (4:10) 125 BPM
   
Soul With Milk - (5:05) 120 BPM
   
Bitch, We Danced A Lot - (3:57) 110 BPM
   
Escape From The Earth - (4:24) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Goodthingman - (6:39) 118 BPM
   
Marriage - (4:25) 85 BPM
   
Milk-Mix - (5:05) 119 BPM
   
Escape With Me - (4:24) 117 BPM
Played by: JimmyTheTwin
RHRSS 13
19 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Out Of Control - (6:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Code Urgent - (7:17) 124 BPM
   
For Only You - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Battle For Space - (2:58) 129 BPM
   
Inner City Circus - (3:44) 127 BPM
   
All Together - (5:47) 129 BPM
   
My Own Shadow - (5:30) 126 BPM
   
All Of A Sudden - (7:14) 126 BPM
   
Article Retrieved - (4:16) 124 BPM
   
The Test - (5:08) 126 BPM
   
We Live In Outer Space - (4:46) 123 BPM
Review: Terrence Dixon's announcement of plans to retire from techno with immediate effect earlier this year have typically gone without any further explanation, though it's been heartening to see his final round of projects surface over the course of 2014. Having already committed a killer Population One 12" to Metroplex, Dixon delivers another fitting parting shot in this LP for Rush Hour, who took their name from his classic Pop One production "Rush Hour". Theater Of A Confused Mind is a powerful statement from Dixon, expanding on the sci-fi themes of previous Population One material and posing several cryptic questions. Dixon's own voice introduces the album on "Out Of Control" and as matters progress those trademark queasy lines of melody begin to take control - "Inner City Circus" being a stand out of this set.
RHM 013
01 Dec 14
Techno
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Africa - (7:54) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tribal Rhythm - (5:55) 122 BPM
   
Zanzibar - (7:04) 82 BPM
   
Incident Al Natal - (0:54) 82 BPM
   
Zulu (We're One Nation) - (5:46) 123 BPM
   
Bang The Drums - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
Secrets Of The Nile - (6:54) 117 BPM
Review: Having previously built up a solid relationship with legendary New York deep house producer Ben 'Cozmo D' Cenac via their 2012 reissue of his Dream II Science 12" from 1990, Rush Hour once again mine his back catalogue with impressive effect. Bang The Drums, his first and only album under the Push/Pull alias, has long been regarded as something of a slept-on deep house classic. It's similar in style to the Dream II Science material, but with greater use of African rhythms and instrumentation. Given when it was made, there are also nods to hip-house (check the groove and stabs on "Africa", as well as the title track) and, perhaps most interestingly, classic New Jersey garage ("Zanzibar", seemingly a tribute to Tony Humphries' club of the same name).
RH RSS 11
13 Oct 14
Deep House
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Moodymann - "Momma" - (3:42) 122 BPM
   
Sean Tate - "A Matter Of Honor" - (7:34) 69 BPM
   
Gerald Mitchell - "It's The Phuture" - (6:57) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DJ Stingray - "Temporary Bond" - (4:03) 130 BPM
   
TJ Dumas & Raybone Jones - "Runnin 2 U" - (8:28) 122 BPM
   
Rick Wilhite & Calvin Morgan - "Memories Anailia" - (7:39) 119 BPM
   
Orlando Voorn - "The Recipie" - (7:27) 114 BPM
   
K Alexi - "Head Banger" - (5:28) 135 BPM
Review: Vibes New & Rare Music 2 reaches its conclusion here as Rush Hour drop the second and final helping of the Rick Wilhite-curated compilation with a suitably high profile cast of contributors involved. If you checked Part One which dropped earlier this year, you'll know Wilhite has expanded the remit to include producers from Chicago and New York - and if you didn't check it what's wrong with you! Any compilation that starts with an exclusive cut from Moodymann is gonna be good, and the dusty, disjointed "Momma" sets the tone quality wise for what follows. The Godson himself delivers a thunderous, stripped back take on "A Matter of Honour" by Sean Tate and this dukes it out with the apocalyptic electro of DJ Stingray and the rugged beatdown of Orlando Voorn as our favourites from this great collection.
RHM 0102
08 Sep 14
Deep House
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The Elite - (7:41) 82 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Elite (single edit) - (5:16) 82 BPM
Review: Will this be the year that Tom Trago finally becomes a household mainstream name? Listening to "The Elite", it sounds like his time is about to come. It sees the Amsterdam-based producer draw on funk, electro and hip-hop and the 'single edit' version is a near-perfect summertime tune, something that has lot to do with the street party samples on the intro and the combination of squalling sax and colourful keyboard flourishes. In its original format, "The Elite" is tailored for DJ usage. The street sounds are still there and the uplifting vibes haven't gone away, but they are underscored by tight electro beats and thumb clicking percussion. Expect to hear it everywhere this summer.
ELITE 001
30 Jun 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Rick Wilhite/Various
   
Josh Milan - "Electro Dreams" - (8:28) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jon Easley - "Lemon Lime" - (7:21) 125 BPM
   
Jovonn - "Ruff" - (5:54) 125 BPM
   
Norm Talley & Rick Wilhite - "30 Years Later" - (6:11) 110 BPM
   
Tj Dumas - "Gin Gimlet" - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Sean Tate - "A Matter Of Pain" - (5:01) 125 BPM
   
K Alexi - "Im A Lust" - (9:31) 138 BPM
Review: Yes, The Godson is back doing his thing for Rush Hour! Detroit legend Rick Wilhite first put his compiling skills to play for the Amsterdam empire back in 2010 with the excellent Vibes New & Rare Music, an 11-track release that celebrated the role the esteemed selector and producer played in moulding local Detroit tastes as the head of the Vibes New & Rare Music record store. Theo Parrish, Glenn Underground and Marcellus Pittman all contributed, whilst the compilation also worked as a platform to introduce newer names such as Kyle Hall and Ricardo Miranda. A second volume is most welcome and expands Wilhite's remit to include music by producers from Detroit, Chicago and New York. The first of two double editions kicks off with a sublime production from Blaze's Josh Milan and doesn't let up on the heat, with Jovonn, K Alexi and a collaborative cut from Wilhite and Norm Talley amongst the highlights.
RHM 010 1
23 Jun 14
Deep House
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Applecake - (6:41) 124 BPM
   
Boogiedownpopke - (9:58) 116 BPM
   
Bubbles Made Me Cry - (9:01) 120 BPM
   
Talk Together (Jameszoo remix) - (7:12) 105 BPM
   
Su What? - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Knocke Now - (4:00) 124 BPM
   
Dickie Dick - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Cowbelgian - (10:01)
   
Jellinekrace - (7:51)
   
The Wall - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Baila Con Paula (feat Jungle By Night) - (5:39) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Awanto3 (AKA former Rednose Distrikt man Steven van Hulle) has long been the beating heart of Amsterdam's musical scene, seemingly operating as the city's collaborator in chief (he's previously worked with San Proper, Tom Trago, Young Marco and others). Predictably, this debut solo album features a wealth of local talent (most uncredited) and offers a thrillingly imaginative romp through his seemingly endless list of influences. Darting between heavy Latin percussion workouts (the stand-out "Cowbelgian" and delicious "Bubbles Made Me Cry"), moody Afro-house ("Su What?"), vivid jazz-flecked deep house ("Boogiedownpoke"), moody beats ("The Wall") and kaleidoscopic rumba ("Baila Con Paula"), Opel Mantra is an impressively varied and vivacious debut that delivers just the right balance between celebratory dancefloor fare and left-of-centre headphone fodder.
RHM007 CD
05 May 14
Deep House
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