Over The Counter #13: Gramaphone Records – March ’16
It’s mid March and spring has almost sprung! Chicago’s probably been on your mind as of late, after protesters banded together to shut down a recent Donald Trump rally. But all is well in the Windy City, and we’ve got some house music to sooth your soul. Here’s a sampling of the newest offerings that have been in rotation.
GARRETT DAVID & ADAM ROWE – Now That We Are Here, Where Are We?
Set adrift with another collaboration between Gramaphone staffers Garrett David and Adam Rowe, this time on favorite local house label, Stripped & Chewed (responsible for recently digging up Merle’s “Mimi Likes 2 Dance” ). Produced exclusively for sale at Gramaphone Records. a limited edition of 100 includes a block printed jacket and a cut and fold mobile (all S&C design is smartly & tastefully executed by Rowe). Intergalactic summertime vibes.
Lena Platonos – Red Axes Remixes
San Francisco’s Dark Entries, run by our buddy Josh Cheon of Honey Soundsystem, just can’t quit. The label’s made a substantial name for itself by digging up and reissuing outofprint synthbased rarities. 2015 saw the release of Lena Platonos’ 1985 album, ‘Gallop,’ and this year they push it one step further with a suite of contemporary remixes by everrising Tel Aviv based duo Red Axes . A1 “Witches” is perfect for a tweakedout smoke & strobe dance floor moment.
Mariah – Utakata No Hibi (Reissue)
Our staff still pretty much plays this daily, but it’s perfectly suited for Sunday listening.
Strictly Mood II Swing – Album Sampler
Strictly Rhythm drops a new Mood II Swing sampler just in time for their upcoming Chicago appearance at Smart Bar as part of Resident Advisor’s month long residency. Gramaphone bossman Michael Serafini and Analog Soul join the bill on Saturday, March 26th. See ya on the dance floor!
Established in 1969, Gramaphone Records is the Harvard University of American electronic music record shops, touting a distinct lineage through the history of dance music in Chicago, IL. They ship worldwide and specialise in house, techno, hip hop, drum & bass, disco, etc…