The Black Madonna has turned out the latest mix in Dutch label Dekmantel's recently launched podcast series. The Chicago DJ/producer and Smart Bar booker has released her signature sample-heavy disco-house via Argot, Stripped & Chewed, and The Nite Owl Diner, in addition to logging frequent DJ appearances throughout Europe and the US. This latest session is described as a "kinetic and athletic mix that goes from deep and heady to jump-up and jacking, from diva vocals to dazzling disco… that both starts and ends with a fat-bottomed reggae swagger." No tracklist is provided, but the nearly 70-minute recording can be streamed and downloaded below.
The interest generated around Vancouver's apparent house renaissance over the past year has been hard to ignore, with party-turned-label collective Mood Hut among its primary ambassadors. Local retailer Pacific Rhythm has championed output from Mood Hut's members first as an online supplier, and more recently as an imprint, with Cloudface and Hashman Deejay appearing on its inaugural compilation. Earlier this month, Pacific Rhythm announced it would also be opening a physical outlet (located at 441 Gore Avenue), which launched yesterday with an in-store party featuring Mood Hut fixtures Hashman Deejay, XLR8Rfavorites Pender Street Steppers, and Neo Image. The six-hour session was broadcast live and can be streamed in its entirety below.