This Ain't Chicago collects two discs of '80s acid tracks by Baby Ford, A Guy Called Gerald, Playtime Toons and more.
This Ain't Chicago looks back on the club scene in England in the mid to late '80s, when DJs at places like Shoom, Spectrum, The Hacienda and countless warehouse parties were reinterpreting the sounds of acid house coming from Chicago. Years before he made a name for himself with Padded Cell or Bronx Dogs, Sen witnessed this scene as a clubber and a fledgling DJ, and he chronicles his experiences with the upcoming compilation. "This album features many personal favorites and the tracks were particularly inspirational to me as a DJ and clubber at the time," he says. The two-disc, unmixed package features early productions from Baby Ford, Andrew Weatherall, Bizarre Inc. and many others. The digital version has two extra tracks: "Ride the Rhythm" by This Ain't Chicago and "Specific Hate" by A Guy Called Gerald.
01. Bang The Party - Bang Bang You're Mine (Full Vocal Remix)
02. Window Smashers - Free To Be
03. Julian Jonah - Jealousy And Lies
04. Baby Ford - Crashing
05. Man With No Name - From Within The Mind Of My 909
06. Rio Rhythm Band - Cuba Jakkin'
07. Playtime Toons - Shaker Song
08. Jail Break - Mentality
09. Exocet - Safety Zone
10. Return Of The Living Acid - Twin Tub
11. Cxx - The Comfort Of Strangers (Mix By Rhythm Doctor)(Richard Sen Edit)
12. Julie Stapleton - Where's The Love Gone (Remix)
13. Rohan Delano - Inflight
01. Sly And Lovechild - The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Andrew Weatherall Soul Of Europe Mix)
02. Ability Ii - Pressure Dub
03. Static - Iron Orbit (J. Saul Kane Mix)
04. M. D. Emm - 1666 (Pyro-Maniac Mix)
05. Colm Iii - Take Me High (Mansion Mix)
06. S.L.F. - Show Me What You Got
07. Paul Rutherford - Get Real (Happy House Mix)
08. Bizzare Inc - Technological
09. Us - Born In The North
10. Annette - Dream 17
Strut will release This Ain't Chicago - The Sound Of Underground UK House & Acid 1987-1991 on July 10th, 2012.