Catalog #LIES-169
ReleaseW 39 - 2021
FormatVinyl - US2LP
 € 29,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. who knows
  2. 90s
  3. computer non grata
  4. skin of your teeth
  5. a creep called quentin
  6. bad latch
  7. after hours
  8. boxed in
  9. loose connections
  10. of unknown origin
  11. the types
  12. generation loss
  13. unclubbable


(RH Record of the week review at the bottom of this text)

Steve Summers delivers his long anticipated debut double lp for L.I.E.S.   Stepping up with 13 tracks, Summers goes across the board exploring all ends of the long lineage of Chicago House music. As a member of Mutant Beat Dance with Traxx and Beau Wanzer or under his Rhythm Based Lovers alias Summers has always managed to tread the line between classic Chicago styles and modern psychedelic Jakbeat floor beaters. On the aptly titled "Generation Loss" we get the the full spectrum; from the old school 80s acid of  "Who Knows" to the long form lysergic blackhole of "Boxed In" or the dx funk of "Unknown Origin" Summers cements his signature style which he has refined over years throughout this LP.

Rush Hour Store Record of the week W39:

Exactly ten years after his first EP for L.I.E.S. Chicago jakbeat maverick Steve Summers delivers his first album for Ron Morelli’s Brooklyn-born imprint - a double dose of raw jackin’ house.

Summers, who has worked under a myriad of names and is also known as one third of Mutant Beat Dance with Traxx and Beau Wanzer, has perfected his take on the late eighties to early nineties-house sound (think Drewsky, early Paul Johnson and foundation Steve Poindexter) to a tee, but the ideas on ‘Generation Loss’ are entirely his own.

Starting off with the Armando-esque acid stomper ‘Who Knows’ and the aptly titled ‘90’s’ Summers snakes his way through a full palette of classic early Chicago jack styles on the first two sides of this double album to take them to a new intensity level on the third and fourth.

‘Boxed In’ (C1) sees the Chicago maverick going into full overdrive, while he flirts with swirling deep techno on ‘Loose Connections’ and bleak EDM on ‘Unclubbable’. There are literally no weak moments on this awesome display of raw jakbeat power. (RO) ⁣

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