Various Artists

Warehouse Classics #1

Various Artists - Warehouse Classics #1

When the house music phenomenon was beginning, Chicago DJs like Ron Hardy and New Yorkers such as Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan would edit records for their own purposes, removing the parts they felt to be superfluous, concentrating instead on extending grooves and hooks, often adding their own basic synth lines and toughening up the percussion with what have now become classic synthesizers and drum machines. Warehouse Classics Vol.1 holds 4 killer tracks going from obscure disco to new wave, first popularised at the Music Box and rarely heard anywhere else. Sir Leon Greg (another incarnation of Perseus Traxx) jams out then reinforces some edits of forgotten classics with a raw & personal analogue treatment for a devastating full effect on the dance floor, that is a far cry from the proliferation of over-produced squeaky-clean software edits. These are basic, raw ideas thrown down quickly and capturing the energy on 1/4” tape before moving on to the next set of sounds. Musically, it's as delightfully funky and uncomplicated as you'd expect, a mesh of disco tracks and heavy, effect laden, machine-funk.

12inch Various US re-edits: WAR1 € 9,99