Ralphi Rosario, Larry Heard, Mickey Oliver and more feature on Sweet House Chicago and Acid.
Mickey Oliver, Kenny Jason and Ralphi Rosario, three members of WBMX Chicago's Hot Mix 5 DJ crew, started Hot Mix 5 Records in 1986. Sweet House Chicago, originally released in 1989, is a "perfect snapshot of Chicago in the late Eighties," according to Still Music, and features tracks by DJ Pierre, Mickey Oliver, Ralphi Rosario and more.
Acid, meanwhile, was the "the first and only full length [record]" on the label. Released in 1988, it includes two tracks by Larry Heard under his Fingers alias ("The Juice" and "Ecstasy") as well as Phortune and Armando.
Still Music and its sub-labels, J/A/C/K, Past Due and Stilove4music, have released and reissued records by Larry Dixon, Frankie Knuckles, Mr Raoul K, Basic Soul Unit and more.
Listen to a sampler of the releases.
Sweet House Chicago
01. Pierre's Fantasy Club - I Can't Stop For You
02. Mickey Oliver & Joe Magic - Take It To The Top
0 3. Mickey Oliver - I Need A Beat (To Turn Me On)
04. Phortune - House Rights (Fight For It)
05. Ralphi Rosario - Suavesito
06. Mickey Oliver - Anticipate
07. Mickey Oliver Featuring Darci 'Mor - Lost Me Boy
08. Jamie - I Want Your Love
09. Anticipate - 12” Remix (By Mickey Oliver)
10. I Need A Beat - 12” Remix (By Ralph Rosario)
01. Pierre's Fantasy Club - Dreamgirl
02. Phortune - Can You Feel The Bass?
03. Armando - 151
04. Fingers - The Juice
05. Fingers - Ecstasy
06. Phortune - Jiggerwatts
07. Cool McCool - World Turn's Around
08. Mickey Oliver - Pump Up The Acid
Still Music will release Sweet House Chicago on June 14, 2019 and Acid on June 21, 2019.