Updated: Jul 31, 2020
This July sees the release of two Marshall Jefferson related tracks. Vibe Three is a track that Marshall started back in 1985. It was never released. Human Condition by Jungle Wonz, is a track also from the same period, that sees Marshall reuniting with Harry Dennis, who provides the vocals to his brilliant poignant lyrics, that are evidently relevant for us all today. This will be released on vinyl and digital.
MARSHALL JEFFERSON on Vibe Three ‘I would take tapes to the Music Box and Ron Hardy would play my music. VIBE was one of those tracks. I recorded VIBE in 1985, but it became one of my tracks that I just forgot about until some guy on Facebook sent me a recording of it, that was taken from a club. The only person who I ever gave a recording of VIBE to was Ron Hardy. The only other people I know who had copies of the track was Gene Hunt and DJ Emanuel Pippin.
The original version of VIBE was made using a Roland 707, Roland JX8 P keyboard and a Roland 727 drum machine. I was still working at the Post Office at the time, and this was pre-Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem). VIBE was the building blocks for Move Your Body because it was using the instruments on the track that I discovered what I could do with the bass sound, to make a track like Move Your Body.
HARRY DENNIS on Human Condition ‘The track we have is on terms of suffering in the Hoods of Chicago or any place with poverty, and it’s deep’.
Vibe Three by Marshall Jefferson, Human Condition by Jungle Wonz, and The Yellow Meditation for the Dance Generation are out in June and July on Club Chi’ll Records (vinyl and Digital.
Danny Rampling on Human Condition ‘This is a great track and the words so appropriate for the social conditioning unfolding at present.’
Terry Farley ‘Discovering stuff like this is almost Tutankhamun territory - Ron Hardy - Marshall Jefferson- Jungle Wonz - Harry Dennis-Holy Grail shizzle!’
Allister Whitehead ‘Love this. Surprisingly fresh. Instantly takes me back to 85/86 and that sweaty, darkened room in Nottingham. Whistles in the house!’
Graeme Park ‘Human Condition is an utterly delicious groove that has stood the test of time with it's addictive riff and appealing groove. I love it!’
Norman Jay ‘The Prodigal Son of Chicago House returns with a stormer to remind us all exactly why he was crowned in the first place’
Jon Marsh ‘Deep, beautiful, timeless addition to that unique Marshall Jefferson cannon. Could just as easily be made this year as nobody else has made house sound quite like this.’
Ashley Deeble ‘A superb production from Marshall Jefferson and Harry Dennis who made up the legendary Chicago house outfit Jungle Wonz. This track 'Human Condition' comes from the early days of house but trust me it sits right here in the present! A dark-vocal rides against a glorious Chi-town groove. All the elements are there. If you love house music consider this a bonafide classic.'
Club Chi: For the Dance Generation is an organisation that focusses on health and wellbeing for. They practice various health and wellbeing arts such as Tai Chi Qigong, which they do to a dance music soundtrack. For more information about Club Chi go to www.club-chi.co.uk