11 09, 2019

Honey Dijon on whether dance music can save us (DAZED)

By |2019-09-11T15:19:40+00:00September 11th, 2019|Chicago, House Music, Interviews, Music, My House Radio, Spirituality|0 Comments

Honey DijonPhotography Ricardo Gomes The American house DJ discusses her upcoming Comme des Garçons collaboration, how social media transformed club culture and the state of America today “What else do I do besides work? Nothing!” laughs American house DJ Honey Dijon over the phone from Berlin, where she lives. Actually, she adds, that’s not [...]

8 08, 2019

When Techno Was House

By |2019-08-08T17:41:47+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Disco, DJ, House, House Music, Interviews, news|0 Comments

Stacey Hale Courtesy of Stacey Hale Techno and house are widely regarded as distinct musical genres these days, but in the beginning, there was more overlap than anyone might realize. While Detroit artists eventually developed their own style, the Belleville Three (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson) have always acknowledged Chicago’s influence and the fruitful musical dialogue between [...]

13 07, 2019

‘Let’s blow up this black music!’: The ugliness and unrest of 1979’s Disco Demolition Night

By |2019-07-13T13:48:40+00:00July 13th, 2019|Chicago, Classics, Disco, Entertaiment, Interviews, mistakes, producer|0 Comments

https://www.facebook.com/boilerroom.tv/videos/223659578458779/?t=0  Forty years ago, on July 12, 1979, what was supposed to be a wacky promotional stunt by shock-rock DJ Steve Dahl to sell tickets to a double-header White Sox baseball game at Chicago’s Comiskey Park turned ugly — when piles of vinyl records, many by artists of color, were destroyed as thousands of anti-disco [...]

10 07, 2019

Chicago’s Mayor Came to the Chosen Few Picnic (5Mag)

By |2019-07-10T03:31:35+00:00July 10th, 2019|5 Magazine, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Czarina Mirani, House Music, Music News, My House Radio|0 Comments

Lori Lightfoot By  5 Magazine  - July 9, 2019 Recognizing how influential the event has become, Chicago’s newly-elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot appeared on-stage at the Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival last weekend. Lightfoot – the first black woman elected as mayor of Chicago, which with her election became the largest in United States [...]

22 05, 2019

Plugging Into Chicago’s Forgotten House Venues

By |2019-05-24T00:54:27+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Internet, Interviews, Music News, producer|0 Comments

For decades, house music has shaped pop worldwide—but many of the spaces that birthed it here disappeared so quickly they barely left a trace. By Leor Galil @imLeor “It was a time when people didn’t put as much emphasis on the DJs or the performer per se, and really danced and enjoyed themselves.” —DJ and producer [...]

8 05, 2019

No, Pioneer DJ is Not “Exiting The DJ Business”

By |2019-06-03T14:25:34+00:00May 8th, 2019|5 Magazine, Chicago, Czarina Mirani, Music News, My House Radio, Pioneer|0 Comments

By Terry Matthew May 6, 2019 We don’t need to get deep in the weeds here. Stories circulated this morning that Pioneer is “exiting the DJ business.” While technically true, these stories are conflating Pioneer and Pioneer DJ. “Pioneer DJ” is a company spun off from “Pioneer” itself more than four years ago. The [...]

12 11, 2018

HOUSE MUSIC IS BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC

By |2018-11-19T13:41:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|Chicago, DJ, House, House Music|0 Comments

In case you don’t know — and chances are pretty good that if you aren’t from Chicago or a house music-head, you may not — the picture above is that of Frankie Knuckles. Knuckles, who passed away in 2014, is commonly known as the “Godfather of House Music,” but he may as well be [...]

7 11, 2018

The Chicago House Music Festival Will Return in 2019

By |2018-11-07T18:04:03+00:00November 7th, 2018|5 Magazine, Announcements, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Czarina Mirani, House Music, My House Radio|0 Comments

  Back in Millennium Park for the 4th year running. November 6th,2018 The amazing people at the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have announced their 2019 calendar, and there are a lot of reasons to get excited about: house music and electronic music are once again well-represented. To [...]