• Dj Diamond Flight Muzik

    DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik

    Reviewed by Nick Craddock Source: (The Veal Pen)

    <b> DJ Diamond </b> - Flight Muzik

    NB: Here at the Pen we like to deliver opinion from a slightly different perspective. To add our comment on the current emergence of Chicago’s Juke sound, we asked the respected House/Techno DJ Nick Craddock to review Planet Mu’s latest offering from Footwork lynchpin, DJ Diamond.

    Originally from the North of England, Nick began DJing in the late 90s taking his initial inspiration from the uncompromisingly rigid DJs of the era. With over a decade of service on
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  • DJ Diamond Flight Muzik

    DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik

    Reviewed by REED SCOTT REID Source: (TIny Mix Tapes)

    <b> DJ Diamond </b> - Flight Muzik

    Just as John Fahey used dissonance to summon the avant-garde to a hoedown, Chicago’s mutant juke producers have lured the same audience to community dance events on the west side of town by using their samplers like Basho and Kottke used their guitars. Both are pop-cultural reversals that both Gibson and Reynolds would appreciate: entropic systems rampantly feeding upon themselves — juke hasn’t simply extended hip-hop’s co-opted aesthetic of détournement,
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  • Enter Juke's Darkside

    DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik

    Reviewed by Unknown Source: (Artistexite)

    <b> DJ Diamond </b> - Flight Muzik

    Planet Mu’s quest for Chicago’s freshest ghetto bounce also known as juke continues. And with DJ Diamond’s debut album ”Flight Muzik,“ Planet Mu mastermind Mike Paradinas has landed another corker. 24 year old Karlis Griffin aka DJ Diamond is a true master when it comes to letting the drums tumble loosely through heavily edited and processed samplescapes and bursts of neon synths. His sound is a fierce amalgam of low-riding bass-weight, hyperactive toms and a
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  • DJ Diamond, “Flight Muzik”

    DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik

    Reviewed by Paul Simpson Source: (Foxydigitalis)

    <b> DJ Diamond </b> - Flight Muzik

    Continuing its quest to bring juke/footwork music to the masses, Planet Mu releases this excellent full-length from DJ Diamond, who previously appeared on last year’s Bangs & Works Vol. 1 compilation. While the average footwork track is still around the 2-3 minute mark, this album opens up with a remix of “Rep Yo Clique” (which appears later in the album), stretching it over 5 minutes and chopping its vocal sample into a rapid phasing pattern. While the tracks on
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