For Real

Parallax Moves Vol. II (2020 - A New Decade) It's the 20s moving in full effect: more moods and grooves tease the dance intellect. Feeling beats brand new and beats dug up old, get down so long as every beat comes cold. We spend our time dwelling down in the heights, we work hard all … Continue reading For Real

The Savage And Beyond

Sunrise in the city of dreams Early morning and it's Savage Reese in full effect, the African Beast coming at you askew in Multifunction at every different level, Velocity Funk working the angles inna Grooverider style while you Bounce Your Body To The Box and kick those laps at an Uptempo speed, out in the … Continue reading The Savage And Beyond

El Cajon Blvd.

On that Eastside past 70th tip... With the days getting shorter, you head out walking after work and the sun's already setting as you return. This is Earthbeat weather, locked down inna Parallax stylee, streetwise traffic set against ECM skies. Minute by minute, Prelude and West End set the tone, old 69 records spinning in … Continue reading El Cajon Blvd.

Slow Burn

Summer 1987. The splash of the swimming pool echoes on the edge of earshot in my cousin's room out in Carolina, gear stacked against the wall and freestyle riddims in full force in the twilight. The TR-808 kicks into gear, beats roll and bass bumping and an errant keyboard sequence dazzles across the top in … Continue reading Slow Burn

Nautilus Of The Deep

I decided to leave with them. We set sail that very night. I was one of the crew. We called at unknown ports. For the first time, I heard the name of Kelisha, Rectis... On an island covered with tall, fragrant grasses, I met a young Greek who told me that in the years... Encolpio's … Continue reading Nautilus Of The Deep

Tower Of Dub

Terranova, Terranova... doesn't that mean new land?, I heard a voice say. Traffic sounds hang like hieroglyphs in the thick of the afternoon, air hot and humid and heavy, surroundings all swathed in blankets of compression. Bass pressure rises from within the monolith's core, the digital skank of The Sabres Of Paradise cresting with gilded … Continue reading Tower Of Dub

The Deep

A creature lurks in the deep — fathoms deep beneath bass pressure and walls of inertia — submerged in an ocean of sound. Its shadow slides across plant life and outcroppings of stone... a silhouette rises to the surface, slowly. Pipe organ drifts through chasms of dub — invasion creeping in a frieze of fury — it all surges upward into the deep … Continue reading The Deep

Journey Of The Dragons

Galaxy 2 Galaxy Galaxy 2 Galaxy Underground Resistance (dedicated to the memory of Chris Hani, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee & Yoshihiro Hattori. May your journey through the stars be peaceful.) Additional programming by Juan Atkins. Galaxy 2 Galaxy1 1. Galaxy 2 Galaxy. Journey Of The Dragons. Galaxy 2 Galaxy. Mad Mike and Juan Atkins. Underground … Continue reading Journey Of The Dragons

Duppy Dunza

It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance. Red Money flowing through back channels, black plastic in Mass Production on factory floors; gravity's pull drawing notes ringing from the desert sands. Hada Raykoum and rhythm boxes coiling … Continue reading Duppy Dunza