Boo Williams ‎– Midnight Express

Relief Records ‎– RR 721
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Glenn Underground allowed Boo Williams to use 'Cloud Burst' to fill up the EP

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  • Rights Society (Cajual Music): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side): RR 721 UP Side / Metropolis Mastering Chicago M.J.R.
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side): RR 721 Down Side / M.M.M.J.R.

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January 4, 2019
Should be considered a seminal electronic EP of this era regardless of style. Genius


May 28, 2015
Every track on this plate absolutely BANGS. peak time chicago warehouse sound. absolutely goes off on the proper system. make sure nobody gets hurt when you play these :)


November 21, 2007
Undoubtedly one of the finest things to come out on the seminal Relief Records, for me it's all about 'Midnight Express'. Boo works the trusty Juno 106 + 909 combination to devastating effect, with heavily distorted drums (actually, make that pretty much heavily distorted everything!), and layered synth loops, crazy fills and a groove to die for, all rounded off with a typical lo-fi Relief pressing, which so many people seem to think is a bad thing! It's all about the distortion - crank those gains... I promise, your neighbours will love you. If you're looking for an introduction to the REAL jacking chicago sound, then this would be a fine place to start. Just brilliant, raw, tracky house music by a true legend.


February 17, 2007
edited about 1 year ago

"Cloud Burst", alongside Tim Harper's "202 Ocean Spray", is the ultimate Relief era Chicago track for me. A bottom-heavy, finger-poppin', grin-inducing piece of machine funk with a groove of Godzilla proportions and all controls set firmly at 11. There must have been smoke coming from Boo's studio the day he made this - you can just tell he was having a hell of a good time when he produced it. Get it, play it, and dance like an idiot.

*Edited to point out that it's in fact a Glenn Underground track. They just forgot to print it on the labels. That's how they do it in Chicago.