Defected Records welcomes Chicago legend Mike Dunn into the prestigious list of House Masters with this incredible 2 x 12” compilation. Charting Mike’s impressive career that spans over three decades, this collection features classics from Mike’s catalogue alongside newer hits from the Windy City native, while exploring the aliases that made him a hero of the underground like MD X-Spress, MD III and The Jass Man. With his unmistakable voice forming the hook of many of house music’s best loved records, his dynamic use of the spoken word landed him right at the frontier of hip-house. Shifting moods throughout his vast and ranging catalogue, navigating from jacking acid, to classic techno, right through to soulful brooding house and groovy US garage, Mike’s ever-intuitive production makes him a recognised authority on quality dance music.
Highlights from the compilation include some of Mike’s best-known hits like dancefloor weapon ‘God Made Me Phunky’, a slice of 90s acidic techno with ‘Magic Feet’ and the gloriously salacious ‘Phreaky MF’. Also exploring the more underground elements of his catalogue like the funk-fuelled ‘Oh Midnight’ and soul-soaked Sub-Urban cut ‘He’s Gonna Make It Alright’, this House Masters compilation represents the depth and breadth of Mike’s colossal catalogue. Whether you’re a dedicated follower of his thirty-year career or dipping your toes into his discography for the first time, this curated selection of his finest moments is the definitive collection.
Published: 25th September 2020