Over the past couple of years, Berlin-resident Brit Spencer Parker has been anonymously putting out a series of vinyl-only 12-inches under the name It’s Not Over. Now, anonymous no longer, nine tracks from those 12-inches get a digital and CD release, accompanied by a second disc of eight remixes and bonus tracks.
It’s a collection that pays unashamed homage to the past: fierce, jacking Chicago house and tough, funk-fuelled Detroit techno are the general order of the day. In fact in most cases, it’s really only the crisp modern production values that give any indication these tracks were made in this decade, not 25 years previously! Highlights for yours truly include the deeper, M1-driven East Pointe (which comes with a superb Beatless Remix) and the relentless Motor City onslaught of Belle Ville, but like they say, it’s all good…
Jacking of bodies will undoubtedly ensue.
Out: This week
About: This comes, of course, on It’s Not Over the label, which as a ‘secret squirrel’ kinda project doesn’t seem to have a website of its own or anything. But you can find Mr Parker himself here.