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 [...]

13 07, 2019

Why Disco Should Be Taken Seriously

By |2019-07-13T13:38:53+00:00July 13th, 2019|Disco, DJ, International, Music, New York, producer|0 Comments

Disco was never designed to grow old gracefully – instead, it has endured with brilliant defiance. More than four decades have now passed since its heady sound and style became a global phenomenon; its life so far has involved joy and pain, inspirational anthems and attempted murder (at 1979’s 'disco demolition night' stunt in Chicago’s [...]

13 07, 2019

Gino Soccio was the one-man-band behind countless disco gems—until he vanished

By |2019-07-13T13:34:44+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Music, producer|0 Comments

At the board, 1981. Photo courtesy of Gino Soccio.   About a month before thousands chanted “Disco sucks!” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Gino Soccio was ensconced in his Montreal studio, sipping coffee with cognac and laying down tracks for his second LP. Leaning against a twenty-four-channel mixing desk, Soccio spoke like a disco evangelist during [...]

13 07, 2019

The Secrets To Running A Successful Record Label (Decoded Magazine)

By |2019-07-13T05:00:42+00:00July 13th, 2019|advice, Music, My House Radio, producer|0 Comments

“Running a label is a very tough business and it can take years to generate enough revenue to support even one person” – Chris Smith a.k.a. Shiny Objects Damion Pell  July 10, 2019 12:25 pm Chris Smith Chris Smith a.k.a. Shiny Objects is an integral part of San Francisco’s burgeoning electronic music [...]

15 06, 2019

How ‘Bedroom Artist Syndrome’ stops artists from reaching their potential

By |2019-06-15T15:20:24+00:00June 15th, 2019|advice, Announcements, Music, Music News, producer|0 Comments

With the rise of the digital music industry and streaming, there are artists generating reasonable livings (~$50-300K) producing and releasing music from their bedrooms to the public instantly. This phenomenon takes place most significantly in electronic music, although it happens in rap, pop, and other genres too. These artists, many of them teenagers or in [...]

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 [...]

17 01, 2019

DJ Moodymann alleges police harassment outside home in Highland Park

By |2019-02-05T03:15:45+00:00January 17th, 2019|DJ, House, House Music, Internet, Music News, news, producer|0 Comments

Moodymann displayed his unique take on the Detroit sound during his closing set in the Blue Room during Detroit Love at TV Lounge in Detroit on Saturday, March 7, 2015. (Photo: John Froelich, Special to the Detroit Free Pres) Highland Park police officers pulled their guns on Detroit DJ Moodymann during a confrontation outside his [...]

4 12, 2018

The Legendary Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson Passes (Mi-Soul)

By |2018-12-04T01:05:15+00:00December 4th, 2018|Announcements, DJ, House Music, Music News, My House Radio, New Release, producer|0 Comments

Over a career spanning four decades, the pioneering DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, who has passed away after a long fight with cancer, could claim to have been at the forefront of most of the significant shifts in UK club culture. From the youth clubs and soul scene of the seventies right through to the global [...]

29 10, 2018

How hip-hop learned to embrace house music (RedBull)

By |2018-10-29T07:02:21+00:00October 29th, 2018|House Music, My House Radio, producer|0 Comments

Moody Man By Kish Lal There’s a profound difference between the music of hip-house pioneers and the modern-day hip-hop crossovers of Drake and Moodymann. It began back in the late '80s with Tyree Cooper claiming Turn Up The Bass to be the "first hip-house record on vinyl.” It was a vainglorious declaration opposed by [...]

29 10, 2018

Listen to Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter’s 14-minute techno track ‘Riga (Take 5)’ in full (NME)

By |2018-10-29T06:20:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|Announcements, House Music, Music News, My House Radio, producer|0 Comments

  Rhian DalyOct 28, 2018 7:05 pm Daft Punk Follow Daft Punk and never miss new tour announcements Follow Powered by The song featured on a film soundtrack in 2017 A 14-minute techno track by Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter has been shared online in full.  The song was originally composed for the soundtrack of Latvian film Riga [...]

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