Artist: Wasted Chicago Youth
Release Title: Dustbin Boogie Woogie
Label: Fresh Meat
Available Now From: Beatport
Tracklist (click song to listen):
1. Dustbin Boogie Woogie
2. Van Gogh's Ear
3. One Eye Open
Coming just after their mix album Live at Smart Bar Mazi and Justin Long return as Wasted Chicago Youth to Fresh Meat Records with three tracks of modern American house music. The Dustbin Boogie Woogie EP follows-up on the jackin’ sound these turntable extremists set forth on labels like Tuning Spork, Cynosure, and .Dotbleep, but this time the duo push the Chicago edge even further. You don’t hear much talk of chemistry between producers, but there is that indefinable quality between Mazi and Justin, animated by alchemical tensions and dialogs between the raw and refined, produced and free-form, modern and classic, and melody and atonality. Put simply, Wasted Chicago Youth is something special that Mazi and Justin only create together.
Words do no justice to the effect of “Dustbin Boogie Woogie” on a dance floor. The title track is beautifully produced and full of hooks, whoops, hollers and horns, yet it maintains a perfect tracky epistemology throughout. This is the (unfortunately) rare track that is for both mixer and dancer. “Van Gogh’s Ear” is similarly hook laden and dancey, yet this time the vibe is more hypnotic. For "Van Gogh’s Ear," the Jazz of "Dustbin" is traded for pad keys and Blues laden vocal stabs, masking another characteristically delicate and complex WCY production. The third tune, "One Eye Open" is a heady psychedelic track that winds and grooves with synthesized live modulated horns. Mazi's voice is stacked over Justin's bass line in unison to create a husky primitive vibe for the club. Check out what everyone's dancing to in Chicago.
Tony Humphries - Chicago in da house! Nice tracks!
Stel - Ridiculously good. One of the best releases on FMR in recent memory!
Phonogenic - The insanity known as "Van Gogh's Ear" is my pick here. Psykotik!
Giom - Awesome stuff, Dustbin is the one!! Will play out, thanks for this.
Sven von Thülen (Watergate) - Dustbin Boogie Woogie all the way.
DJ Mes - Another top notch release from WCY! Haunting, quirky, and just right. One eye open reminds me of a modern Gemini release, great work!
Slam - Love the WCY stuff - most excellent.
Luke McKeehan (Nordic Trax) - Dope ass beats as to be expected.
Murray Richardson - Another proper house EP from Fresh Meat! - quality!!! - Van Gogh's Ear is the stand out track for me!
Xpress 2 - Van Gogh's Ear is the best.
Deepchild - I'm always a sucka for some WCY. Full support. Mad-fruity, crunchy wobbly goodness. JUICY!
Fine Cut Bodies - Fun klezmerhouse!
Luke Solomon - Killer!
Shur-I-Kan - Quirky fun house - nice!
DJ Heather - More good stuff from the hometown House soldiers. Feeling Dustbin Boogie Woogie as well as One Eye Open.
Nils Nuernberg - Dustbin Boogie Woogie is crazy. Love it. That hypnotic break goes down really well. Can't wait to play it out! Quality release again.
Moodymanc - Wacky aceness! Proper house music!!!
Jason Hodges - This is fresh to death, good job guys!
Tom Budden - One Eye Open is the one for me!
MANIK - Nice one guys! Solid stuff as always. Dustbin Boogie Woogie would be great during the peak of my set...and One Eye Open is dope too!
Scope - Raw groovy Chi-town shizzle, just the way i like it!
Pete Dafeet - Another great WCY record - Van Gogh's Ear is my fave on first listen, but I'm guessing One Eye Open destroys it at peak time
Mijk van Dijk - Always loved the organic grooves of Mazi and Justin. This EP is another fine example. They wonderfully capture the intimate warm atmosphere of a smoky jazz club. Van Gogh's Ear + One Eye Open are my favourites here.
Phil Weeks - YESSSSSS DOPE! WILL ROCK THANKS GUYS!
Ben Murphy (DJmag) - Wicked stuff!
Luna City Express - Dustin Boogie Woogie and Van Gogh's Ear are my picks. Will play for sure!
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