Boomkat Product Review:
Chicago legend Jamal Moss bequeaths almost two hours of his very worst edits on the cult Members Only series - seriously, they’re awful, nothing to see here, move along and have a nice day :p
But f’real, this is Jamal at his worst-meaning-vital, culled from 20 year old VHS tapes forgotten about in storage and now finally restored by Jamal as best as possible after baking the tapes “to embrace the mood not be in one”. These edits are all previously unheard and were edited & recorded from 1999-2001 on a Yamaha SU - 700, vintage Gemini MX-8200 stereo audio disco mixer/equalizer and a Sony SLV-998HF stereo VHS vcr. Trust it’s no soggy bottom business, this is the real deal Chi-town badness; exactly the kind Jamal would play in his legendary extended DJ sets, which have provided us with some of the greatest club experiences in memory.
Juicing the quintessence of disco, early house, new wave and EBM cuts, Jamal applies his alchemic touch in the edit, constantly filtering the loops into a psychedelic, psychosexual lather that does not let up in thee best way. It utterly makes a mockery of those “house” DJ/producers with stacks of gear and no idea, relying on his endlessly inventive talents and over 30 years of club suss to render essential new life from Chicago bargain bin joints and cuts known only to the city’s get-down heads.
We can only identify a few of them - the cranky re-chop of Roni Griffith is dirty gold - and that’s half the fun with Jamal’s edits - stumbling across the original cut years later and having your mind spanked at what Jamal did with it. Every cut is a haughty, kinky, lusting banger that’s practically guaranteed to have the proper dancers slapping the walls and literally screaming - no messing, we’ve seen it happen for 4-5 hours at a time, and without fail dancers are begging him to go longer. In lieu of the real thing, now you pretend you’re a reel Chicago don and play these ‘till the ‘floor’s on its knees.
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