Hood Politics Records has revealed ‘Chicago All Stars’, a compilation featuring some of the city’s best house music talent.
Hood Politics Records is a tech house label that all electronic music fans should be aware of. Founded by DJ Susan, the latest Hood Politics offering is Chicago All Stars, a compilation featuring some of the most exciting talent in the Windy City’s house music scene.
Featuring appearances by DJ Susan and Chicago-based DJ/producers like Tres Mortimer, Sherm, Maximo Quinones, and Tombz, Chicago All Stars brings a proper tech house vibe. The compilation features eight new tracks with several artists making their debut appearance on the label.
“Who High” by Chris Diaz & Jakeshoredrive and “Still Alive” by DJ Susan & Sherm start the compilation on a high note.
Featuring vocals from Fya Man, “Who High” brings a smooth, late night club vibe. “Still Alive” from DJ Susan and Sherm picks up the energy with a deep bassline and danceable rhythm. Well known for his two Night Bass EPs, Tombz puts a tech/bass house spin on the dancepop classic “On The Floor” in his track “OTF“.
Other featured artists include Tres Mortimer, Maximo Quinones, and aboywithabag.
“If I Leave” combines Tres Mortimer’s unique house music sound with vocals from Young Gii and Dana Divine. “Inside“, a collaboration between Maximo Quinones and DOWNLow, showcases a combination of tech house and UK house. Sances continues the vocal house vibe with “Can’t Remember“.
One of my favorites on the compilation is “Rewind” by aboywithabag, a 6-minute house song with a dirty bassline. Closing out Chicago All Stars is by “Find Ourselves“, the debut track by Benny Ohm.
Chicago All Stars is a great selection from the city’s finest up and coming talent.
Hood Politics is no stranger to supporting the Windy City, with recent singles coming from Flynninho and Anthony Attalla. And with track releases on Spinnin’, Night Service Only, Sink or Swim, and Repopulate Mars, DJ Susan is on the rise in the tech house scene. I’ll be bumping Chicago All Stars and following this collective closely in the future.
“Hood Politics is a powerhouse of a label run by some of the most genuine souls in the game. It’s a no brainer that vibe would find a second home here in Chicago, the birth place of house music. House music has become universal, but Hood Politics has allowed a gang of younger artists to show the world just why Chicago will always be known as it’s home”
–Andrew Meier (Tombz)
“First off, just want to give a huge shout out to DJ Susan and Hood Politics for giving Chicago a platform to showcase all the talent we have here! My collab with the DOWNLow boys is called “Inside”, and it’s what I would call an emotional track with a very catchy bassline…so stoked that we were able to drop on Hood Politics and shout out to all the homies who are on here as well!”
“Still Alive” – a collaboration that is meant to move mountains…and dance floors. DJ Susan and I wanted to create something special and impactful that any lover of house music would enjoy. It’s got that Chicago grit with that West Coast swag. We’re so excited to present a showcase of talent based in the home of house music. We’ve assembled some of the best producers Chi-town has to offer and the amount of heat coming from this compilation is sure to keep any Midwesterner warm in January.”
–Matt Sherman (Sherm)
“Absolutely stoked to be a part of such an amazing group of artists! Being blessed with a release on Hood Politics is something I’ve been working towards for a while now, so it’s very surreal being on the label. I can’t wait to keep working and growing with them and their Chicago branch.”
–Justin Sances (Sances)
“I’m on cloud nine after my first official release! I’ve listened to and have played Hood Poli tracks for a while now, and to be a part of the family is an amazing feeling. I appreciate DJ Susan and Chris Diaz for taking me into the fam and believing in me and my music. I’m excited to share “Find Ourselves” with the world. Cheers!”