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Squaredancing In A Roundhouse
Classic (UK)

release date: October 15, 2002


1. Boompty Boomp Theme
2. The Hollow Clash of Marionettes
3. Do You Believe?
4. If I
5. Birthday Song (for Andy)
6. Cats Paws
7. Friends Talk
8. Where You At?
9. New Wave Punk Out
10. All Creams Collide
11. While Corey Slept...
12. A Hope
13. Rhythm Machine
14. Legacy
15. Squaredancing in a Roundhouse

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Chicago house producer / DJ legend Derrick L. Carter releases his debut artist album for the label he co-owns, Classic Recordings, putting an end to the five year long wait for fans.  The 15 track opus, 'Squaredancing In A Roundhouse', features entirely fresh material, alongside new versions of recent releases, all of which are available on CD for the first time.  The double LP format features extended dance floor friendly versions of album tracks, alongside two exclusives not included on the CD.

 The album is a much-needed antidote to the current state of dance music.  In classic Derrick style, it's soothing, touching, funky, original and boompty; all the things that make this man one of a kind.

 The album perfectly encapsulates everything that DC is about – from the awe-inspiring, old school Chicago anthems 'If I...' and 'A Hope', through the sassy, 1920's inspired 'Do You Believe' and the title track, to the new-wave jackin' grooves of 'Where U At?' and 'Rhythm Machine'.  The album also showcases Derrick's immense musical talent through the melodic, ethereal styles of 'All Dreams Collide' and 'While Corey Slept', to the tongue-in-cheek nitrous rush of 'Friends'.  The sheer musical diversity looks set to mark this album out as a benchmark in the history of House music.

 Derrick's first release for Classic was as Rednail with ‘I Think of You’, followed by the 'Nu Pschidt' and 'Mo Pschidt' EP's under his own name.  'Nü Pschidt' combined woven scatting with sleepy minimal beats on ‘Dreaming Again’ and skillfully cast Derrick's own low, sexy drawl over trademark Carter grooves to form ‘Boompty Boomp Theme’, described by acid house legend Andy Weatherall as ‘the greatest house record of the year, if not the next two years.’ 

 Alongside Luke Solomon, it is Derrick's musical and conceptual input that has resulted in Classic Recordings becoming one of the leaders in the world of house.  Derrick's standing allows him to A&R and sign some of the most groundbreaking, original tracks and artists – from Matthew Herbert and DJ Sneak to Tiefschwarz and Isolée.

 Derrick's unique and innovative DJ style has attracted a loyal fan base in every corner of the world.  He is seen by many as an Ambassador for the new generation of Chicago house, following in the legendary footsteps of Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson and Ron Hardy. 

 Derrick has found a home away from home in Europe, especially in Britain where he's become a major celebrity among dance-music aficionados – the DJ's favourite DJ and the discerning House lovers DJ of choice.  In 1996 Muzik magazine awarded Derrick the prestigious Best New DJ award, in recognition of his standing in the UK club community.

 Derrick currently holds down a number of residencies, from the Subliminal residency at Centrofly, New York, with Eric Morillo, and his Chicago Madbar residency, to the highly celebrated bi-monthly Classic residency at London’s The End alongside Luke Solomon & Rob Mello.  Derrick will be touring in support of the album for the next three months, covering the whole of Europe (including regular slots at Pacha in Ibiza), as well as an extensive US and Canadian tour.  In the UK, Derrick will be appearing at The Bomb in Nottingham, Basics in Leeds, Sankey's in Manchester and The End in London.   If you get a chance try and catch one of the greatest DJ’s of all time.

 “For those looking for the future of House, it’s here, and once again it’s from Chicago” - Terry Farley, Muzik  


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