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How To Like Deep House, For The Uninitiated (NPR)

By |2020-01-23T23:32:03-06:00January 23rd, 2020|House Music, Music News, My House Radio|

DJ Frankie Knuckles plays at the Def Mix 20th Anniversary Weekender at Turnmills nightclub in London. Frankie Knuckles is just one DJ that WDET's Chris Campbell recommends for a deep house initiation.Claire Greenway/Getty Images   January 19, 20208:02 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday LULU GARCIA-NAVARO .       CHRIS CAMPBELL   [...]

DANCE MUSIC FROM THE ’90S YOU FORGOT YOU LOVED (edm.com)

By |2020-01-14T21:22:19-06:00January 14th, 2020|Entertaiment, House Music, My House Radio, Videos|

  DANCE MUSIC FROM THE '90S YOU FORGOT YOU LOVED The '90s were a formative time for what dance music has become. EDM.COM STAFF JAN 13, 2020 Immediately preceding the commercial boom of dance music in the 2000s and the 2010s, the 1990s were a formative time for the genre. While house and techno began [...]

On ‘BUBBA,’ Kaytranada Captures Dance Music’s Central Tenet (NPR)

By |2020-01-14T21:12:28-06:00January 14th, 2020|DJ, Music, Music News, My House Radio, New Release|

January 7, 202010:00 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered MIGUEL PEREZ 3-Minute ListenPLAYLIST Download Embed Transcript On his latest album, DJ and producer Kaytranada pays his sonic respects to the Black forefathers of dance music. Brad Barket/Getty Images Kaytranada, a Haitian-born, Canadian producer, is part of a new wave of DJs keeping the history of [...]

NO BULLSHIT: HOW KIDDY SMILE IS TURNING HOUSE MUSIC ON ITS HEAD (MIXMAG)

By |2020-01-07T23:07:53-06:00January 7th, 2020|Gay, House Music, MixMAg, My House Radio|

DJ, producer and fashion provocateur is proudly representing ballroom culture through house music WORDS: MARIE-CHARLOTTE DAPOIGNY | PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ ATANGANA | LIVE SHOT: MARIE ROUGE | MAKEUP ARTIST: MARIEKE THIBAUT 6 JANUARY 2020 It’s a Wednesday night in 1920s Parisian cabaret The ‘R’ Pigalle, and in spite of the late hour, the red rococo venue [...]

QUEER THE DANCEFLOOR: HOW ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVOLVED BY RE-EMBRACING ITS RADICAL ROOTS (Mix Mag)

By |2019-12-17T20:18:41-06:00December 17th, 2019|Gay, House Music, MixMAg|

The queer origins of dance music are inspiring its electrifying present STEPH KRETOWICZ 17 DECEMBER 2019 It hasn’t always been this way. Club nights with a blanket “no racism, no homophobia, no sexism, no transphobia, and no violence” policy wasn’t always a standard. Major music festivals explicitly stating “any form of assault or harassment, be it [...]

Life was just a party: Prince’s 1999 and Chicago house music (Reader)

By |2019-11-26T23:18:28-06:00November 26th, 2019|Chicago|

The Purple One could hardly have avoided influencing a genre whose earliest, most ardent fans were queer Black and Brown kids. By Jack Riedy @jackriedy Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe Prince Prince in 1982, surrounded by rare releases and ephemera from the extensive Prince collection of Chicago house producer Melvin Oliphant III, aka Traxx ALLEN BEAULIEU/RHINO; [...]

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ (chicagoreader.com)

By |2019-11-18T04:41:40-06:00November 18th, 2019|Chicago, DJ, House Music, Uncategorized|

Duane Powell DUANE POWELL TRACY J. LEE Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when he went to his first party at Mendel High School, a famed incubator for the city's house scene. Within a couple years, [...]

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ Standalone Serato/Rekordbox DJ System Review

By |2019-11-22T18:05:35-06:00November 12th, 2019|Digital Dj Tips, DJ Equipment Tools Software, Djtechtools, Phil Morse, Pioneer|

Pioneer XDJ-XZ Phil Morse November 12, 2019 THE LOWDOWN The Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ is a full-sized, pro-focused all-in-one DJ system, that definitely looks the part. It has a plethora of inputs and outputs, and many features to please performing DJs including multiple inputs and outputs and great mic channels. The fact that it will [...]