Richard Sen presents
The Sound Of Underground UK House & Acid 1987-1991

Strut presents an all new compilation placing the spotlight on early house music and acid emerging from the UK during the mid to late '80s, 'This Ain't Chicago'. Compiled by respected DJ / producer Richard Sen (Padded Cell, Bronx Dogs), the album celebrates the heady era when UK producers were responding to the first wave of Chicago house and documents the underground clubs that first championed the music.

Musically, the album draws on both underground classics and lesser known tracks including early outings by producer Julian Jonah, A Guy Called Gerald, Trevor Fung's Playtime Toons, Eddie Richards and Ian B's Rio Rhythm Band and Baby Ford. The compilation also celebrates a host of excellent but short-lived UK DIY labels including Ruby Red from West Midlands, G-Force out of Essex, Rhythmbeat, Chill and Catt.

"This album features many personal favourites and the tracks were particularly inspirational to me as a DJ and clubber at the time," reflects Richard Sen. With current productions drawing heavily on early house sounds and production techniques, this album brings to light many previously unsung classics from the UK underground, still sounding as vibrant and relevant as during the early days of house.

London graffiti artist Richard Sen began DJ-ing in earnest in 1989, landing a residency at the legendary Crazy Club at London's Astoria. Since then, Sen has explored the various aspects of his music through his DJ work and his production projects - Bronx Dogs and more recently Padded Cell who's 'Signal Failure' single was also chosen by Francois Kevorkian to be used in the biggest selling video game of all time, 'Grand Theft Auto 4'. Sen's reputation as a producer has spawned varied remix work for respected artists and labels such as Bryan Ferry, LCD Soundsystem, Saint Etienne, Jungle Brothers, Sugarhill Gang, The Glimmers, Cosmo Vitelli, Black Devil Disco Club, Get Physical, Tirk and Wall of Sound.

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