We are proud to announce that Chicago’s Sugarcane Family has signed to Dustpan Recordings and they will be releasing a full length album that is to be out this coming October. So keep your ears peeled and your tongues wet for some tunes coming your way – further reading below…
They started with a house music night in Chicago that they named and branded “Open House”. Open House was an inclusive showcase for all genres of house music and welcomed anyone and everyone, both well known talent and up-and-comers shared the decks with the weekly Open House resident, DJ Blake Walker. Open House went on for 5 years strong with a rotating roster of guest djs such as: Lady D, Diz, John Simmons, Gantman, Paul Johnson, Gene Farris, Jason Tyler, Gene Hunt, Karl Almaria, Mark Almaria, Rees Urban and CZ Boogie amongst many others. It was during this time that Sean was inspired to start producing again after several years of being on hiatus. With input from Blake on what he felt the crowd would dig, they started making tracks, and Blake[pullquote_right] Open House @ Crocodile Lounge, Chicago.
Additionally, Sean had produced songs on and off during his hiatus and had caught the ear of another inspirational producer and dj; Frique. Frique released and remixed two of Sugarcane Family’s earlier tunes and now offers them on his label Lea Recordings (along with the originals) via his website: www.frique.com. The summer of 2014 was a busy one for the Sugarcane Family in the studio and in a promotional capacity as well. With a desire to use this new momentum, they pushed hard to get their newer tracks heard and hopefully released. Blake was a guest on the Los Locos del Techno radio show in Minneapolis, MN and spun a live set as well as discussing his latest productions. Shortly after, the Vivaro Records label out of South Wales, UK signed several singles, as well as Upsize Records out of Singapore. Sean and Blake are currently discussing an album with Dustpan Recordings and will hopefully have some exciting news late 2014/early 2015.
Stay up to date with the latest news at their pages: Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/sugarcanefamily Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sugarcanefamily