This epic DJ Slugo mix is a crucial music history lesson

15 years of the Chicago producer’s groundbreaking electronic classics.

October 26, 2018
This epic DJ Slugo mix is a crucial music history lesson Brad Siefert

Today, veteran Chicago DJ and producer DJ Slugo is releasing The Archive, a collection of wide-ranging tracks with a unique history: they'd largely been recorded during the '90s heyday of ghetto house but became lost to time when Slugo was locked up on a nonviolent drug charge for a few years in the early aughts. Their release on Brooklyn-based Sermon 3 Recordings, nearly two decades later, is momentous. On that occasion, Slugo has made an epic mix celebrating his production. With tracks like "Bald Head Scally" and "Where The Rats," it's something of an education in the worlds of Chicago electronic.

ADVERTISEMENT

"This mix covers a 15-year span of my music production. Every track in this mix I produced, wrote and arranged. "A Blunt," "Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Hoe," "Where The Rats," and "Cardboard Booty" are some of my biggest records that you will hear in this mix," Slug says. "Also my record "Vulture Life" that was featured on the TV show STAR is also in this mix. I wanted The FADER to hear my growth & love for Ghetto House in my over 25+ years of producing and DJing. The Archive album is definitely a big inspiration to getting this mix to the masses because, just like The Archive album, a lot of these records are from that classic DJ Slugo vault of songs that never got their just due. I hope you all enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed putting this one together."

Listen below.

This epic DJ Slugo mix is a crucial music history lesson