Various - The Barbershop 2LP
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1. A1. Dcee - Suavecito
2. A2. Chicagodeep - Blow Out
3. B1. DCook - Comb Over
4. B2. Taelue - Razor Line Up
5. B3. Hakim Murphy - Finger Wave
6. C1. Obsolete Music Technology - High Top Fade
7. C2. Specter - Butters Whipped
8. C3. Isoke - Soul Glo
9. D1. Damon Lamar - Bermuda Triangle
10. D2. Chicago Skyway - Edged Out

Various - The Barbershop 2LP


Perpetual Rhythms is already well-regarded as a bastion of quality amongst contemporary Chicago house labels, and now they've downright sealed the deal with this mammoth compilation from a stellar cast of local cats. There's too many to all list in detail here, so focusing on the highlights, Dcee leads things in with the tumbling cosmic jazz leanings of "Suavecito," Hakim Murphy teases with a spacious and daring exploration in the liminal zone between ambient and house, and Obsolete Music Technology gets invigorating with the bouncy "High Top Fade." Those tracks alone are enough to deserve your hard earned, but there's reams of other excellent forward-facing Windy City jams to sink your teeth into.

2 x 12" Vinyl, LP, Album