Rick Wilhite has connected the city's disparate musical styles-fast and slow, hard and groovy, traditionalist and far-out-as well as anyone. And his Vibes series for Rush Hour has proven especially adept at bringing together sounds for listeners who might not be used to hearing them that way. The series, named in honor of Wilhite's hometown record shop, recently relaunched and cast the net wider, drawing in tunes from Chicago and New York as well as Detroit. Of the two vinyl doublepacks that comprise Vibes 2, the second features bigger names and is altogether stronger.
Rick Wilhite digs reeeeal deep for the second set of Vibes tracks with a stunner from Theo Parrish and treat from Ricardo Miranda. Theo's 'When I'm Gone' draws. The kicks pummel with an age-old throb descended from gospel and timeless African music while his arrangements develop and bloom with an untouchable grace and intuitive touch. Just as you'd expect from this man, really! Miranda's 'Urbanism' on the flip offers a solid deep house drive through inner city terrain with a cool and swagger you're not going to find in 99% of the minimal-gone-deep that's around today.
Rick Wilhite delivers the second Vibes New & Rare Music compilation on Rush Hour. As a DJ and promoter Wilhite has been holding it down for over twenty years and his Vibes New & Rare record store has been a main source in Detroit for soulful electronic music. Despite of the fact that the store closed, The Godfather keeps delivering quality music through his own music, compilations and DJ sets. Moodymann, Jovonn, K-Alexi just to name a fe. ibes – New & Rare music features a lot of classic artists, but also new, upcoming names. Can you introduce us to a new talent whose track you have selected? Yes, I like to tell something about Jon Easly from Detroit.
Urban Tribe - First Mistake. 10. Vincent Halliburton - Something I Feel. 11. Marc King - Can U Feel I. lac. Rick Wilhite - Vibes - New & Rare Music - flac. Rick Wilhite - Vibes - New & Rare Music - wa. ue. Various - Rick Wilhite - Vibes - New & Rare Music.
Rush Hour present the last of five vinyl releases curated by Rick "The Godson" Wilhite, with the final instalment dedicated to the sonic art of Detroit's new school of producers. Marc King bosses the A Side completely with the spectral soul that is "Can U Feel It". Clocking in at nearly nine minutes, this is deep emotive electronic music steeped rich in the tradition of Detroit, the closing few moments retain a truly spine tingling quality.
Vibes 2 - new & raremusic part two (2X12 lp). Rush Hour, RHM010. Vibes 2 - new & rare music part one (CD). Rush Hour, RHM 010 CD. 1. 9.