Podcast 96: Traxx - Entrance to the Alter

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Chicago is home to a lot of house music history, and veteran DJ/producer Traxx has long been in the middle of it all. As he prepares to unveil his debut full-length, Faith, the man born Melvin Oliphant was also kind enough to pass along Entrance to the Alter, an exclusive mix for XLR8R. A vinyl loyalist (as the mix's various crackles can attest), Traxx weaves through a variety of jackin' beats, including a number of unreleased tunes and a couple of sneak peeks from his forthcoming album. Next week the Nation Records founder will be staging a bash in his hometown, celebrating both his birthday and Fatih with a special label showcase at Chicago's Smart Bar. The event details are as follows:

Friday, July 31
Traxx Birthday Party and Special Vinyl LP Release Party
Nation Records Showcase II

Traxx (Live & DJ)
James T. Cotton (DJ)
Saturn V (Live)
Nancy Fortune (Live)
D'Marc (Live)
Josh Werner (DJ)

21+ / Doors: 10pm / Show: 10pm
Tickets: $10 before midnight / $12 after midnight

Those of you who won't be in the Chicago area next week will just have to satisfy themselves with Entrance to the Alter.

01 Traxx - "Train (intro)"
02 Romanthony - "House of the Hymn" - (Black Male)
03 Marcus Mixx - "Do U Love Me?" - (Missing Dog)
04 Theo Parrish - Unreleased
05 Orgue Electronique - "Rootbound" - (Crème Organization)
06 Saturn V - "Locomotion" - (Nation)
07 Traxx - Violet Epoch - (Nation)
08 Colonel Abrams - "Sweet Love" - (Smack)
09 X2 - "Modern" (Unreleased) - (Nation CDR)
10 New World Aquarium - Unreleased
11 Throbbing Gristle - "Hot on The Heels of Love (Ratcliff Remix)" - (Mute)
12 2 AM/FM - "Sensational Rythym" - (Spectral Sound)
13 Traxx - "Introspective" - (Nation)

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