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Back in 2017, Jerome Derradji received a call by one of Chicago's most renowned record dealers. It went like this: "Hey Jerome, I've got all these reel to reel tapes of Chicago House stuff. You want to take a look?" Less than 24 hours later, more than 160 reels were purchased and safely hauled back to the Still Music office and Jerome got to work. Around 50 of these tapes are DJ Mixes that were broadcasted on WGCI and WBMX in the mid to late eighties mostly with the Hot Mix 5. They were played on the radio only once and were lost until today. This series is an absolute window back to the heydays of Chicago House music....
Steve “Silk” Hurley and an unknown DJ are subject of the 2nd mixtape salvo rescued by Still Music Chicago from a batch of 160 reel-to-reels acquired off a renowned dealer in summer ’17.
This one features Steve’s Minimix recorded on Friday, July 15th, at 8:00pm of some unspecified year, on the A-side. At a guess we’d locate this one at the end of the ‘80s, as we can detect some New Jack Swing vibes in there, but that’s just a guess!
The flipside was recorded at Supermix Dance Party 8/11/88 and is attributed to an Unknown DJ who’s clearly in possession of some killer Freestyle house nuggets and driving jack trax that will leave you clambering for IDs. Don’t ask us, though - go pester Jerom Derradji, and maybe thank him for bringing these bewts to light.