Boomkat Product Review:
K-Alexi and Robert McKay’s triple deep Chicago house classique rides again on reissue with Dark Entries
Previously known as part of Risqué Rhythm Team, the duo turned out the velvet synths and purring bassline of ‘Essence of a Dream’ in 1987, but it arguably sounds like it came from at least a few years later, say circa Virgo Four’s classic album of 1989 - which is saying something as styles phase shifted much quicker during that period.
The A-side is pure Chicago deep house finesse, working a sumptuous bassline with saucy congas, deliciously melancholic top lines and over-the-shoulder vocals that really set the template for this sound. For contrast, ‘Risqué Madness’ brings the wall-slapping jack with booming kicks, screwed samples and jagged, off-kilter synths that betray an early link between Detroit and the Chi.
All time gear.