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Abe Duque So Underground It Hurts

  • Words: Janet Tzou
  • Label: International Deejay Gigolos

Hollis, Queens‘ Abe Duque is something of a rare bird: he‘s a NYC techno DJ/producer who‘s held steadfastly true-for over two decades-to a genre with a troubled club history in his fair city. Like the man himself, Duque‘s new album is also something of a techno rarity: it‘s a cohesive tale told with all the refined nuances of a master storyteller. So Underground It Hurts practically bursts with old-school affection, showing not only Duque‘s trademark sense of humor and his delight in manipulating mood, but also a deep, abiding love for and obsession with his beloved techno-here displayed unabashedly in all its groovy, rump-shaking glory.

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