Gene Hunt Presents, Chicago Dance Tracks Vol. 1

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 12.08.11 in Reviews

Gene Hunt Presents

Taken under the wing of ’80s Chicago DJ legend Ron Hardy at age 13, Gene Hunt was playing Hardy’s club, the Music Box, soon after. That’s how he acquired a large cache of unreleased reel-to-reel masters from a wide range of Chicago house producers, a dozen of them compiled here. Chicago Dance Tracks is early house at its most exploratory, be it a blend of tracks by Larry Heard and Marshall Jefferson (“You’re Mine vs. Destination [Zernell Gillie's Rework]“) or Mike Dunn’s drum-machine workout “Gherkin Aftermath 909″ — not to mention Hunt’s remix of Fingers Inc.’s (a.k.a. The It) completely nutso “Donnie.”