Jerome Derradji is proud to present 122 BPM - The Birth of House Music compilation to be released in June on Still Music.
122 BPM is the story of how a father and his son changed Chicago’s Dance music scene in the 1980s and went on to take the world by storm, leaving an impression that will last forever with just a couple of 12” releases the world would soon know as House music. Nemiah Mitchell Jr and Vince Lawrence couldn't have known what their contribution to House music would become. Their story provides the missing Chicago link between soul, disco, new wave and then House, between the radio and club DJs and their audience, between the old generation and the new generation. This is the story of the first House records ever made - long before Trax or DJ International were even dreamt of.
The compilation includes numerous unreleased tracks and beyond hard to find house tracks made in Chicago in the early to late Eighties from the catalogues of Mitchbal Records and Chicago Connection Records.
It will be released in June 2012 and includes a 3 cd set - including a 1 hour exclusive mix from Jerome Derradji - with a 28 pages booklet documenting the story of Mitchbal and Chicago Connection Records, a DLP and also an exclusive D12" featuring the uber rare Frankie Knuckles' Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hand remixes along with the original disco release by Chicago disco band OMNI .
Jerome Derradji Presents: "122 BPM - The Birth Of House Music - Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection Records"
Cd1 Jerome Derradji ChicaFlange House Mix
1- Mr Lee & Kompany - Jackmaster Jerome Derradji Edit
2 - Mitchbal & Larry Williams - Do That Stuff Dance Mix
3 - Mitchbal & The Housemaster - When I Hear The Music
4 - Risque Rythum Team - The Jackin Zone
5 - Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body
6 - Libra Libra - I Am Music (Instrumental)
7 - Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Club Mix)
8 - Dezz & Grant - The House Is On Fire
9 - Mr Lee & Kompany - Can You Feel It
10 - Z Factor - Fantasy (feat. Jesse Saunders) Instrumental - Jerome Derradji Edit
1 - Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body
2 - Mitchbal & The Housemaster - When I Hear The Music *
3 - Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Club Mix)
4 - Dezz & Grant - The House Is On Fire
5 - Mitchbal & Larry Williams - Do That Stuff Dance Mix **
6 - Libra Libra - I Am Music Instrumental
7- Mr Lee & Kompany - Jackmaster Vocal Mix***
8 - Z Factor - Fantasy (feat. Jesse Saunders) Instrumental
9 - Risque Rythum Team - The Jackin Zone
10 - Mr Lee & Kompany - Can You Feel It
1 Z Factor - I Am the DJ (feat. Jesse Saunders)
2 Libra Libra - I Like It (Club Mix)
3 Risque´ Rhythm Team - More Than Just A Dance (Backyard Mix)
4 Libra Libra - Where Did My Love Go Vocal
5 Z Factor - (I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars
6 Mr Lee - I Can't Forget (Vocal Mix)
7 Z Factor - I Synthesize
8 Z Factor - My Ride
9 Risque´ Rhythum Team - That's The Beat
10 Libra Libra - I Am Music (Ninja Mix)
11 Mc Ghee - I Got Broke Breakdancing Instrumental
12 Mitchbal & Friends - Love Is The Answer Farley "The King Of House Music" Jackmaster Funk Remix
Jerome Derradji Presents: 122 Bpm - The Birth Of House Music - Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection Records DLP
A1 - Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body
A2 - Z Factor - I Am the DJ (feat. Jesse Saunders) Jazzy Mix
B1 - Mitchbal & Larry Williams - Do Dat Stuff Dance Mix **
B2 - Libra Libra - I Like It (Club Mix)
C1 - Z Factor - Fantasy Instrumental
C2 - Risque Rythum Team - The Jackin Zone
D1 - Z Factor - (I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars
D2 - Mc Ghee - I Got Broke Breakdancing Instrumental
Jerome Derradji Presents: 122 Bpm - The Birth Of House Music - Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection Records D12"
A1 - Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) Vocal Mix
A2 - Unfinished Business - Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) Instrumental Mix
B1 - Omni - Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) Long Version
B2 - Omni - Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) Short Version
About Dj Jerome Derradji
Jerome Derradji is the creator and owner of the legendary Chicago based Still Music, Stilove4music and Past Due record labels.
Now in its eighth year, Still Music has been instrumental in the worldwide proliferation of some of America’s freshest underground dance music. From raw disco to beautiful, refined techno, and stopping at every tempo and mood between and beyond, Still Music and its sublabels Past Due and Love For Music have found room to include artists both established and new, releasing what can only be described as GOOD music.
Jerome Derradji decided to launch Still Music in 2004, with the inaugural release featuring Amp Fiddler from Detroit remixing Patchworks from France. With this template set, Still Music went on to release music from veteran dance producers such as Rick Wilhite and Gerald Mitchell, while also stretching out into other genres on Randolph’s “Lonely Eden” album and Seun Kuti’s political afrobeat on “Think Africa”. Still also dropped the In The Dark compilation, showcasing the then-emerging Detroit house sound and featuring the production debut of Keith Worthy, which was touted as Groove Magazine’s #1 release the month it came out. These credentials have earned Still Music “Label of the Month” status in XLR8R magazine and on leading dance music site Resident Advisor.
Not satisfied with Still Music’s impressive breadth and depth, Jerome also launched two highly successful sub labels to compliment the main label. Past Due records is the place for long-forgotten independent disco and funk gems to be unearthed, reissued, and remixed by modern producers, bringing artists like DIT and Greyship Daviz into the spotlight they (wrongfully!) never achieved the first time around. Love For Music - also known as Stilove4music - is the label dedicated to more underground sounds, from disco edits to lo-fi house and techno madness. Stilove4music is one of the most acclaimed black label on earth.
These different directions are all part of the overall musical philosophy of Mr. Derradji. Crafting sets from the past 40+ years of music, with a special interest in finding and playing music that others can or will not, Jerome has become known as a unique Chicago DJ that will take a dancefloor in all directions from Techno to Disco without any compromises . He has been at the helm of CD mix compilations such as The American Boogie Down that was released on BBE Records and The Sound of Still Music for Slip’n’Slide which features only cuts from him own label. His talents also include production, with his remix of “System of Survival” on Love For Music being a favorite of DJ Harvey even years after its initial release. In addition, Jerome has thrown an uncountable number of parties in the US, concentrating on the dance music capitals of Chicago, Detroit, and New York City, including a two year residency at the famous club APT. Jerome has also toured Europe to spread the Still Music sound, playing with too many heavyweight DJs to name.