Tee Mango – Imperfections Vol 1 Sampler (Millionhands Black) 9/10

Tee Mango is the alter ego of Tom Mangan, founder of Millionhands imprint which works for seven years now. Over the last two years he anonymously released a limited edition hand stamped “Trubute” EP’s (#1 to #4) and his debut album “Imperfections” is in the spirit of these vinyls.

This triple vinyl sampler contains six tracks off the album taking influence from the rich history of Chicago. Inspired by the rawness of Moodymann, the irreverence of Theo Parrish, as Tee Mango says about his work.

Every single track here is wonderful – from nu disco, to deep house, to disco sampled tracks (he uses a lot samples here indeed) – but our favs are loopy “Enjoy What We Have” (MCDE would play this with pleasure for sure), melancholic “It Was U” and very nostalgic and soul-funk driven “Music for Molly”.