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Civil Defense

by Danny Alias

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"Civil Defense" was—and still is—a tone poem. It was written in 1984 and first performed in various beatnik-esque coffee houses (with a simple beatbox) in and around Chicago.  (I went to college on a full poetry scholarship-- believe it or not!)", as Danny himself says, and we think it's right.

"Civil Defense" was recorded at Seagrape Studios, Chicago.  Produced by the late David Bell; mixed by Brett Wilcots.

It is considered to be one of the earliest vinyl releases of House Music. (Earlier House tunes were shared via mix tapes.) 
and was never repressed as a legitimate 12".

LDdlm is honored to bring you this " long lost piece of the puzzle" in the retelling of Chicago House Music history.

The LDdlm edition of the original recordings documents the enduring legacy of this iconic piece of audio history, including the long lost Ron Hardy edit and a reshape of the edit of Ivan Smagghe for the first time on vinyl.


released February 26, 2016


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Les Disques De La Mort London, UK

Les Disques de la Mort is Ivan Smagghe & Leon Oakey.
12 inches, mixed compilations, new kids on the rave, old acquaintances, rare breeds, obscurities brought back from the grave… Do not expect anything from us, you would be disappointed.
This is the House of no style. Randomness as attitude. Cross-pollenization.
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