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Q&A: Maddjazz & D-51

Back To A Week Ago by Maddjazz & D-51 feat. Bobby Bushay 1. Represent yourself. D-51: My name is Christian Rodriguez also known as Directive 51 or just D-51, representing Ghetto Division South Side Chicago. My dad got me into DJing in the summer of 1997 at age 9 and I began producing music in […]

Maddjazz & D-51 feat. Bobby Bushay – Back To A Week Ago

Catchy vocal juke music from the new skool Chicago crew. Chicago house music is staple, but how well do we know vocal juke from the same area. As long time supporters of ghetto house and all its sub genres, we’re happy to present this single from Chi-towns finest, Maddjazz & D-51. We were first introduced […]

Sir Nenis & Roby Howler – Don't Stop now out on Trax Records

Now out on Trax Records, Sir Nenis & Roby Howler – Don’t Stop Trax Records releases Sir Nenis & Roby Howler’ “Don’t Stop” EP (includes remixes from Coin Operated Boy, Zombies For Money, Jagerverb and Joelito. ‘Don’t Stop’ is a definitive house jam which will keep you dancing, hence the name ‘Don’t Stop (the dance)’. […]

Preview: Sir Nenis and Roby Howler for Trax Records

Trax Records releases Sir Nenis & Roby Howler‘ “Don’t Stop” EP (includes remixes from Coin Operated Boy, Zombies For Money, Jagerverb and Joelito) Worldwide release date November 27 ‘Don’t Stop’ is a definitive house jam which will keep you dancing, hence the name ‘Don’t Stop (the dance)’. Filled with big room synth pads, house piano’s […]

Sir Nenis signs with Trax Records

Press release via Trax Records: Trax Records in association with Top Billin release Sir Nenis’ single “Freaks” “Sir Nenis is the president and main producer for Europe’s finest club music label, Top Billin. Besides producing anything from ghetto club cuts to rap beats and even moombahton under the Top Billin moniker, and bass-heavy dance floor […]

Video: 25 Years Of Ghetto House

“Chicago Juke music has roots that run deep. The film chronicles the birth and evolution of a genre over 25 years.” A nice documentary by Sonali Aggarval about juke and ghetto house / tek in Chicago. Lot of familiar names and faces and nice insight of the development of ghetto music styles. Recommended watching if […]

Todays edition

How’s the flood in Australia? Todays dope free goodies come from Dubbel Dutch and DJ Killout. Both are ok to share and recommended. Gotta hit the studio to make a remix for U-Tern, so keepin this short and sweet today. First: MP3 DJ Killout – Chicago Boogaloo (Southside mix) (320K) ( Second:

Trax records 25th anniversary mixtape

Trax records are celebrating their 25th anniversary and they’ve made a mix for the occasion. So many classics here… nice going Jorge. Check the tracklisting and download link after the klique.


From the makers of award-winning ‘Rape Squad’, comes the most anticipated new series of the decade, ‘NineSix’. It makes it even more awesome when it’s girls at the vocals too, doesn’t it? Chicago Traxmen – I Got Control (320K) (Mediafire)

Rob Threezy – Chase (Top Billin Chicago mix)

is now available for free at Mad Decent fam. Not a bad way to start the week. Thanks Ayres! “If Rob Threezy’s membership in the Chicago’s Ghetto Division isn’t enough proof that his tracks represent the new vanguard of the Chicago sound, then perhaps this astounding remix from Finland’s Top Billin’ will convince doubters. Given […]

News from Trax

We were stoked to read bout this today. TRAX RECORDS IS RELEASING A BRAND NEW SINGLE FROM AZARI AND III! TRAX Records: The Second Generation 2010 Chicago, IL – After a hot comeback in 2004, TRAX was on everyone’s mind. This year after 4 dormant years, TRAX is back. With a brand new team behind […]

I love chicago

Here’s a edit of Eric Miller’s It’s The Groove. Found the original on Dance Mania Presents Future Sounds of Chicago and thought this one needs some modernising. Chicago sound is in the groove again thanks to the names like Azari & III among others. Enjoy the edit. Eric Miller – It’s The Groove (Tane Lee […]

DJ Dealer

What can a man say about DJ Dealer except his bassline and vocal arrangements are second to none. How can something so plastic be so good. So playing this tonite. Note to self, do not read bio. DJ Dealer – Whatcha Gonna Do (Top Billin comedy jams edit) (320K) (Zshare)


Last saturday at Siltanen with Smalltown DJs and Lifesaver party at Kuudes Linja was amazing. Thx Canadian homies. I’ve never seen a vibe like that at Siltanen, pics coming soon. Gavin Watson’s Raving ’89 photo exhibiton is coming to Helsinki so now it’s time to look in to the phuture — A very nice Chicago […]

Bam Bamma Bam

Joe Smooth, Paris Brightledge, Marshall Jefferson, Chris “BAMBAM” Westbrook at the “House Spot” in Chicago Ever play acid? Don’t think so unless you’re hammered at a party with 30+ fellas who ‘grew up on acid’ and Chicago house… But if you do, definitely try this 1998 sinister acid monster (we can safely call this a […]

DJ Anonymous “Kick In the Bass – Dance Mania Classics”

A brand new Top Billin mix for the weekend! I’ve wanted to compile some of my favorite Dance Mania classics for a while and here’s the first installement in what might become a series even. Most of the stuff here is from the label’s mid- to late-90’s heyday and features almost all of the major […]

Lidell Townsell

I have to thank Neoteric for reminding me on this one…. Usually Lidell Townsell is all about Nu Nu and remixes. Morales def mix by David Morales & Todd Terry, includes a R&B mix by Cajmere too, so a nice 12″. Lidell Townsell also produced ‘I Gotta Big Dick’ by Maurice Joshua so beat that […]

Dance Mania time (DM 109)

Such a simple groovy tool that works everytime. Paul Johnson is in a wheelchair, apparently because of a gun going accidentally off while in his belt behind his back (I’ve heard this story from a Dance Mania enthusiast so I can’t confirm the accuracy tho). Interesting detail, ‘Produced By Big Ass’. Paul Johnson – Not […]

House Train

All aboard the house train. I had forgotten this favorite of mine until I was listening to some old mixes and it caught my ear. Produced by Steve Hurley (I know now how to start putting the producers name on the record), the Chicago mix is my jam. London mix ain’t bad either, as it […]


You come across all kinds of tunes when you’re going through your crates for anything labeled ‘block party’ (see post below). Move yo body, it’s a hip-house thing, it’s time to jack. Tyree knows what’s up, who could forget ‘Turn Up The Bass’? Cookie Monsterz & Tyree Cooper – Hip Housin’ (Enzyme Black’s Block Party) […]

DJ Sneak

The original house gangster, he’s no featherweight, not in real life and not when it comes to house music & weed. His ‘In Da Clouds’ is one of my all time faves and this morning I was listening to some Teddy Pendergrass and remembered this. Which again reminded me one of Sneak’s most cleverly titled […]

3 fine

How come we haven’t remixed this yet? The working order has to be a Chicago thing me thinks. DJ Deeon – Fine Hoes (320K) (Sharebee) Lot of DJ Deeon tracks here btw.

We all gon fuck

Ghetto house is a big favourite among us and I’m always riding for the Chi-town sound. Here’s a tune from the Chicago Traxmen ‘Reunion Album – Freakier Than Ever’ 12″ that always works the clubs. It’s easy to get confused with who produced what, but I remember Traxmen being Paul Johnson & Robert Armani, when […]


Green Velvet aka Cajmere has made some classics in his time, like such golden all time faves as ‘Percolator’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Shake And Pop’ and the hilarious ‘Answering Machine’. Green Velvet was originally his pseudo for his dj gigs and non-vocal productions. He’s also behind the seminal Cajual & Relief records with releases by […]