// Gemini 'Tribute EP' Robsoul Recordings - ROBSOUL94 - release 18th march //
Phil Weeks on Robsoul Recordings’ latest release: “This is a real gift for the new generation who don’t know this Chicago master. Gemini is a genius!” Gemini’s ‘Tribute EP’ is quite simple – label boss Phil Weeks has handpicked four of his favourite tracks by the legendary Spencer Kincy, originally released on the infamous Cyclo label in the late 1990’s, and gives them a fresh lease of life on Robsoul. It’s serious house music for the heads – a pure Chicago flavour in the vein of Cajmere/Green Velvet.
5 Magazine’s Terry Matthew provides the perfect introduction to Gemini: “Spencer Kincy was giant in Chicago's House Music revival - part of the second wave of younger DJs and producers that took the music of the early 1980s, rubbed it up and dropped it in places like 500 West Cermak, Medusa's and the Vault. A lot of people who are now superstars of the scene - Mark Farina, Sneak, Derrick Carter, and dozens of others - were a part of that movement, too. Spencer released a number of tracks on Relief, Planet E, Cajual, Peace Frog - labels representing the classics of that era - and he usually recorded under the name Gemini.”
While no longer involved in the music scene, Spencer Kincy’s recordings are still much loved and sought after - Phil Weeks and Robsoul pay their tribute to a brilliant career here.
Paris-based Robsoul Recordings is regarded as one of the most consistent labels in underground house music. Staying true to vinyl, artists including Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Fred Everything, Diz, Chris Carrier, Hector Moralez, DJ WiLD and label boss Phil Weeks have all graced Robsoul, and the label has introduced countless new artists via the Robsoul Ltd series.
Robsoul Recordings fast approaches its 100th release - future EP projects will come from Phil Weeks & Dan Ghenacia (ROBSOUL 95) and DJ Sneak (ROBSOUL 96). There’s also the not-so-small matter of Phil Week’s eagerly anticipated ‘Love Affair LP’ on 25th February. Robsoul Limited will release it’s 29th installment in February – a sampler featuring Jordan Peak (Pete Tong’s tip for 2011), Tommy Largo & Trevor Vichas, Betamax and Mirco Violi & Sercan.
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