8 08, 2019

An Interview with Singer Denise Renee Caplock

By |2019-08-08T17:53:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Entertaiment, Internet, Interviews, news, producer|0 Comments

Biography: Denise Renee Caplock is a true renaissance woman: a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Publisher with songs currently charting in the Hip Hop realm, she is also the President and CEO of Collinscrest Entertainment Group. Born into a musical family, she grew up surrounded by passionate musicians, most notably her mother who was a [...]

16 07, 2019

How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco (Vox)

By |2019-07-16T17:50:44+00:00July 16th, 2019|Documentary, Entertaiment, My House Radio, Videos|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrqIA0PpAv8 Vox Published on Jul 15, 2019 JOIN SUBSCRIBE 6.2M With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s. It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s [...]

13 07, 2019

Yvonne Turner Helped Invent House Music—So Why Does No One Know Her Name?

By |2019-07-13T13:53:23+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews, Music, New York|0 Comments

Yvonne Turner back in the day. Graphic by Drew Litowitz.   Nineteen eighty-four is often remembered as one of pop’s most seismic years, thanks in large part to Prince and Madonna. But it was also the year that gave us house music. Jesse Saunders’ “On and On” is widely considered to be the first house [...]

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 [...]

15 06, 2019

GRANDMASTER FLASH BECOMES FIRST DJ TO WIN “NOBEL PRIZE FOR MUSIC”

By |2019-06-15T15:14:05+00:00June 15th, 2019|Announcements, Classics, Entertaiment, International, Music News|0 Comments

Grandmaster Flash has become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize, often dubbed the "Nobel Prize For Music". The prize was founded by Stig Anderson, better known as ABBA's lyricist and manager, in 1989. Previous winners include Led Zeppelin, BB King, Metallica, and Paul McCartney. Flash, real name Joseph Saddler, accepted the prize [...]

10 06, 2019

Marijuana Legalization Leader: Illinois Just Made New York And New Jersey Look Like Dorks

By |2019-06-10T03:49:33+00:00June 10th, 2019|Entertaiment, New York, news|0 Comments

  Illinois just became the unofficial 11th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But more important than that, it bent legal weed hopefuls New York and New Jersey over its knee and gave them a vicious spanking that they will not soon forget. Both Eastern states have been fighting to put [...]

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 [...]

22 05, 2019

How to Prevent Music Licensing from Crushing Owners & Operators

By |2019-05-24T00:49:29+00:00May 22nd, 2019|advice, DJ, Entertaiment, Internet, Music, news|0 Comments

    David Klemt | May 8, 2019 5:00am Do you play live music at your bar, nightclub or restaurant? Do the hospitality venues of owners and operators you frequent, partner with or otherwise respect and support offer live music? If so, John Bodnovich wants you to get active, step up, and tell Congress to #KeepTheDecrees. Bodnovich, [...]

22 05, 2019

Pioneer DJ’s New Beginner Controller Is Built For Streaming Music

By |2019-05-24T00:42:44+00:00May 22nd, 2019|DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, Entertaiment, New DJ Gear, Pioneer|0 Comments

By Dani Deahl@danideahl  May 14, 2019, 2:32pm EDT Pioneer DJ has announced its newest controller, the DDJ-200. It’s built for beginners that are curious about DJing and puts ease of use at the forefront with an ultra-competitive price of $149. Not only does it come with built-in tutorials, but it’s also compatible with several music streaming services, and [...]

11 05, 2019

Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

By |2019-05-24T00:21:54+00:00May 11th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Promotional|0 Comments

Sarah Dash defines the word "legend." As an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Sarah is a unique force whose voice has touched millions of listeners around the world. From co-founding Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles and making history as a member of Labelle to becoming the very first Music Ambassador [...]