First up is "All Good Things", a fine re-arrangement of an obscure disco gem that comes loaded with sweeping strings, soulful vocals, killer grooves, Chic style guitar riffs and just the right amount of spacey synthesizer action. Over on the flip, they work their magic on a bustling cut that sits somewhere between the sumptuousness of Philadelphia International releases and eighties disco-funk.
The legendary Prescription Records defined the 1990s deep house sound. Now captured in this monumental 6LP anthology boxset! Holds numerous classics that have been out of press for years + previously unreleased tracks.
Prescription Records defined the 1990s deep house sound. Chez Damier and Ron Trent started the label in 1993, released some two-dozen singles in a four-year span, many of which attained legendary status on the underground scene. “Chez Damier and I started the label, because we had the idea to take a certain level of fidelity and bring that fidelity to what people call tracks. Tracks being drum orientated Chicago rhythm tracks with a minimalistic melody. We were playing with that idea, expounding a point of that minimalistic aspect and making it more complex”, Trent explains.
Ron Trent was born in Massachusetts but raised in Chicago, listening to jazz and learning percussion. He began DJing in 1982, playing at area high schools. His first EP, containing the epic instrumental“Altered States,” was released on Armando Gallop’s Warehouse Records in 1990. Chez Damier (AnthonyPearson) grew up in Chicago, where he danced at the Warehouse as a youth. He left for Detroit in the 1980s, helping to open the Music Institute and working A&R for Kevin Saunderson’s label, KMS. Damier and Trent met while Damier was visiting Chicago and immediately hit it off.
Today, Prescription is cited by countless producers as a major influence. “It’s a very dub experimental label... sound bites, samples, rhythms, and a lot of ethereal stuff, too,” Trent expounds—not to mention. Prescription’s embrace of heavy sub-bass. Concludes Trent, “It was ahead of its time, definitely.”
Norwegian DJ and producer of infectious house/disco, including the seismic 'Inspector Norse' and 'Ragysh', announces a full length album. The record features a varied range of musical influences and styles, including a collaboration with Bryan Ferry, and sees Terje on his most playful form to date, toying with the often perceived seriousness that transitioning from releasing singles to releasing albums as an artist can bring. The production work is as precisely executed as ever, with his knack for a clean and catchy melody firmly place.
A1 –Arts & Crafts I've Been Searching Producer – George Logios Written-By – Willie Daniels (2) 7:37 A2 –Executive Suite (3) Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me) Written-By – Willie [Gi Gi] Gay 5:46 B1 –Sizzle Love Is All Around Written-By – Art Gibson 8:48 B2 –Silver, Platinum & Gold Just Friends (Original Studio Version) Written-By – Edna Richardson, Flo King, Renee King 4:46 C1 –Jimmy Sabater To Be With You Written-By – Nick Jimenez, Willie Torres 7:16 C2 –The People's Workshop Funkathone Written-By – H. Harris, R. Asikpo, W. Brooks 5:19 D1 –Allan Harris And Perpetual Motion Get Ready (Original Studio Version) Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Al Johnson Written-By – Allan Harris, Will Butler 6:16 D2 –Panaché Sweet Jazz Music Written-By – D. Glover, F. Thomson, Just Brothers (2) 7:33
A1 –Hot Ice Dancing Free Producer – Bobbie Webb Written-By – S. Sailes 7:02 A2 –Al Tanner Doing Our Own Thang Written By – H. Tyler 6:34 B1 –Arthur King Fear 7:06 B2 –Superbs Party Together Written By – D. Beck, J. Alston 6:48 C1 –Curtis How Can I Tell Her Written-By – J. Lindsay, M. Miles, Jr. 8:34 C2 –Cheryl Berdell Giving It All To You Producer, Arranged By – Tom Tom 84 Written-By – Nathaniel T. James 6:11 D1 –Sylvano Santorio We've Got It Written-By – S. Santorio 7:24 D2 –Stringfield Family Sound Of Disco Rock Producer – Larry Stringfield Written-By – Larry Stringfield 5:18