Carter, Derrick L. / Squaredancing in a Roundhouse
Album: Squaredancing in a Roundhouse   Collection:General
Artist:Carter, Derrick L.   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Classic Recordings Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-11 Pull Date: 2003-01-13 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 15 Dec 8 Nov 24 Nov 17
Airplays: 4 1 2 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 18, 2016: The Offbeat Fill
Do You Believe?
4. Apr 21, 2006: The Top Shelf (coachella!)
Do You Believe?
2. May 25, 2016: The Off-Beat Generation
Where You at
5. Jan 09, 2005: Dancing in Outerspace
Where You at
3. Feb 26, 2014: Pumping Iron
Squaredancing in a Roundhous
6. Jul 11, 2004: Miss Piggy & Lady Stardust
Friends Talk

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-11-05
Derrick Carter: Squaredancing in a Round House Label: Classic
Rating (scale of 1-10, 10 being best): 8

Oh man… Last time I saw Derrick Carter DJ in a club, it was late Sunday night at the EndUp, and Derrick was killin’ it w/ a drink in one hand, a joint in the other… I always knew Derrick to be a great DJ, but now his album shows the breadth of his musical repertoire. He’s got some spoken word, some jazzy deep house, some tech-y stuff, some synth-y downtempo, some retro, some disco, some acid… and all of it revolves around the trademark Chicago underground house that is black, funky, raw, and dirty. Try: 2,3,5,7,8,11,15. 7&8 are my faves.

1. Derrick talking like Barry White over twisted analog electronics & a slow solid beat
2. Slower crunchy beats (under 120bpm), layered percussion, analog tweaks & chill synths
3. Bumpin' house track w/ stylish sax loop & funky guitar thing w/ soulful vox - this is SO Chicago
4. Snappy beats, twinkly effects, simple piano loop w/ soulful male vocals
5. Spacey & lazy w/ abstract beats & breathy vocals, really far-out electronics
6. Claps & beats interlude
7. This is SO weird but I love it… some kid (?) randomly talking about friends over house beats
8. Twisted electronics – Derrick talkin’ & preachin’ – very intense track
9. Short instrumental that resembles some sort of 80s industrial-new-wave synth/beat
10. Jazzy flute & lovely electronics – real nice & chill, like an acid-jazz/downtempo track
11. Lush synthesizers, pianos, beats @ 3:00 – like a Carl Craig tune
12. Twisted disco – claps & funky groove w/ some R&B vocals done w/ Chez Damier
13. Robo-vocals & analog w/ tech-y effects; kind of has that retro acid-house sound
14. More of that retro sound – druggy vocals & effects
15. Funky sax groove w/ some slammin’ house beats & vocal improv – nice & jazzy but also kinda raw & dirty-disco, ya dig?

Track Listing
1. Bommpty Boomp Theme   8. Where You at
2. The Hollow Clash of Marionet   9. New Wave Punk Out
3. Do You Believe?   10. All Dreams Collide
4. If I   11. While Corey Slept
5. Birthday Song   12. A Hope
6. Cats Paws   13. Rhythm Machine
7. Friends Talk   14. Legacy
  15. Squaredancing in a Roundhous