Durable double-pack that dances down the line between the old style Chi-town House sound and slamming Jakbeat. Recorded in Chicago, 2019. Ltd Edition & downright crucial.
Artwork By Cosmo Knex
"I met Jordan Zawideh while working at a Chicago record store in 2002 called Weekend Records and Soap. The shop was owned by Jim Marlon Magas/Bridgette Wilson and was one of the only places at the time where you could find a mix of weird ass electro, noise, and mutant techno coupled with Midwestern freak vibes. He lived above the shop and would come down daily to listen to records and chat about music. We have played countless shows together over the years and I've prob seen him DJ at least 100 times. Chicago native hailing from Detroit, Jordan's music combines elements of both these cities rich electronic history, but with his own perverse twist. Doolally drum workouts, soupy samples, arachnid analog bites, all pieced together with DIY warehouse charm."
::: RECORD OF THE WEEK ::: CE ES MUSIC - JORDAN ZAWIDEH (NO 'LABEL')
Less than a minute into the first track of 'Ce Es Music', Jordan Zawideh slams a relentless loop of a chopped lo-fi vocal sample: a jacking "House Me!". That sample will linger, distorted and reassembled, throughout this double-pack, freshly released on the consistently unpredictable No 'Label'. Zawideh channels the raw and ardent machine rhythms of classic early Chicago house era. Interspersed literal and hypnotically repetitive short vocal loops recall the Muzique crew's edgier iterations of this classic sound. It's a relatively straightforward idea, but one that's meticulously executed with such an individual touch to shape classic tropes into refreshing and unorthodox sonic forms.
Jordan Zawideh's music reflects, in a way, his personal migration from native Detroit to the birthplace and spiritual Mecca of house music, Chicago. Witnessing the warehouse party scene in Detroit from the early to the late Nineties, Za