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Emphasis Logo Org/Blk Tee


Emphasis Label T-Shirt. Orange Logo on black t-shirt. Anvil ® 5.0 oz. 100% organic cotton. Preshrunk. Shoulder-to-shoulder tape/seamless collar. Double needle stitching on sleeve and bottom hem.


EMP019 $12.99 USD + S/H

Intrinsic · Firewalls (12")


Chicago's EMPHASIS RECORDINGS returns with the reclusive INTRINSIC on FIREWALLS. "FIREWALLS" builds soulfully techno syncopated synths & rhythms while the deeply modulated "FALLING" is thick & smoky filled with delayed synth madness that coalesces with a brooding bass line. Includes "BONUS BEATS"!


EMP018 $11.99 USD + S/H

Misguided · Junk Habit (12")


Tang breaks out a little-used alias, transmitting from the concrete jungle, audio hallucinogens changes thoughts. The ''habit'' is a subtle rumbling bass line evolving into a fluid, acidic language, which only crickets would understand.


EMP017 $11.99 USD + S/H

Steven Tang · Infinitesimal EP (12")


BLACK VINYL - The first Steven Tang record proper on Emphasis since 2011. “Verged”, which was originally released on Keith Worthy’s Aesthetic Audio in 2010, makes a return thanks to an ‘Obsolete Mix’, apparently the result of well received Tang live sets as Obsolete Music Technology.


EMP016 $11.99 USD + S/H

Chicago Skyway · Empty Patterns (12")


"Empty Patterns" is a collection of tracks named after empty, programmable user patterns founds in most modern sequencers, synthesizers, and drum machines. Top notch DJ tools geared towards bringing heat to the dance floors. Lots of Chicago jacking house style drum patterns and bass synth stabs with added reverb and distortion for grit and color.


EMP015 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Volatile EP (12")


Back at it again, taking the true essence of the “jacking” sound of Chicago house and putting it’s own stamp on it is what Obsolete Music Technology has done on this EP. Warbling, wobbling, distorting, sinisterly acidic basslines abound is the best way to describe this release! For dance floors only! You have been warned.

VINYL SOLD OUT, go digital.      Digital

EMP014 $10.99 USD + S/H

Tapirus · Enlightenment (12")


Hailing from Rotterdam, NL, Tapirus a.k.a Charlton Ravenberg is no stranger to the dance music scene. Having recorded 2 singles Midnight Shift and Mord Records as Charlton in 2013, reemerges a year later with a 4 track single of strong ethereal techno crossed with bubbling, burbling acidlines on Emphasis.


EMP013 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Incite (12")


Featuring track from 'Thoughts From Chicago Vol. 3' 7incher on Eargasmic Recordings, now rearranged by Tang, plus a Dubbyman remix. Finished off with a mid tempo groover called "Slight".

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EMP012 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Since The Accident (12")


In dedication to a one night event that happened in Chicago back in the 80's, called 'Since The Accident'. A recreation of a song thought heard at the event--303 bass over 707 drums. Features a bonus beat and Specter [Tetrode] remix and additional track "Descending".


EMP011 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Mmmmmusic (12")


In keeping with the label's focus on melody comes a formula of pads and string elements stitched along a solid TR-808 beat intended to give the listener that emotional hook. The finishing touch is an actual synth bass voice twisted up to say, "Mmmmmusic"!

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EMP010 $10.99 USD + S/H

Tang · Bass Synergy EP (12")


Awashed with that Chicago/Detroit vibe that we all come to expect. A is a stormer, which is basss-heavy, funky, & catchy at the same time. 2 tracks on the flip are 'Drone' & 'Synchronism.'

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EMP009 $10.99 USD + S/H

E.S.O.M. · Lifeform (12")


A remarkable debut single from Italy's Piero Russo as E.S.O.M. (Electronic Sound Of Milano) blending futurist abstract tones with primal Chicago House and Detroit Techno styled percussion.


EMP008 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Evening Star (12")


3 tracker containing the original mix of "Evening Star" recently featured on AW Recordings' "Viewpoints: Chapter One" compilation. Solid grooves accompanied by warm synthy bassline, moody strings, lush pads and a double layer syncopated riff.

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EMP007 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · Ominous (12")


Ominous" first appeared in an edited version on the 2002 DEMF CD compilation from Generator Records, Detroit. This is the full length release of the track. Includes remix by Arne Weinberg, plus 2 new Tang tracks.

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EMP006 $10.99 USD + S/H

Obsolete Music Technology · My Neurosis (12")


An updated approach on classic Chicago house by OBSOLETE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. 707 kick drums, infectious basslines, acidic overtones and jackin' beats characterizes this release with a 'Ron Hardy' style rework by Jamal Moss.

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EMP005 $10.99 USD + S/H

Intrinsic · Dream Express (12")


Emphasis introduces a 2 tracker debut from Chicago native, Parrish Adams. Sparse bass licks driven with strings drenched in reverb and spacey delay effects. A dubbed out groover with dream-like, hypnotic synthesis that takes you on a musical journey.


EMP004 $10.99 USD + S/H

Tang · Machine Oriented EP (12")


3 acidic stunners with rolling, pulsing basslines, moody funk, lush swirly strings, dark moody funk. Old school 303/808/909 drums show that the the man has roots in Chicago even as he tools down I94 to Detroit.

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EMP003 $10.99 USD + S/H

Tang · Nightfall EP (12")


CLEAR VINYL - The single that never fully received a proper introduction, nor distribution (very few copies have gotten out), the "Nightfall EP" further demonstrates Tang's exploration of Chicago house with a dash of Detroit techno sensibility.


EMP002 $12.99 USD + S/H

Misguided · Traveling Down A Different Avenue EP (12")


Experimenting with darker tones, this EP shows another facet of Tang's production skills with edgier effects, atmospheric chord progressions, rhythmic delays, and a minimal techish viola sound.

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EMP001 $12.99 USD + S/H

Steven Tang · Windy City EP (12")


Here's where the story began, a strong focus on melody and style reminiscent of classic Chicago/Detroit vibes yet still contemporary with jazzy chords and airy strings.

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