EDITOR’S PICK: Richard Sen, ‘This Ain’t Chicago’

'This Ain't Chicago'

The Artist/Album: Richard Sen, This Ain’t Chicago (Strut, 2012)

Our Review:  A subtle slap in the face of the notion that every revelatory dance record from the late ’80s/early ’90s rolled off a Midwestern assembly line, This Ain’t Chicago cracks open a time capsule containing all the UK rave anthems and could-have-been-hits that drove warehouse crowds and underground club kids absolutely mad. And with good reason; every acid/house track on here is soulful and satisfying, deftly mixed and carefully curated by Padded Cell’s Richard Sen so that its double-disc pressing never loses its luster despite pushing well past the two-hour mark.

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