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26 07, 2018

THE FREAKEASY IS CHICAGO’S BEST KEPT UNDERGROUND PARTY PARADISE

By |2018-07-26T16:21:47+00:00July 26th, 2018|Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, news|Comments Off on THE FREAKEASY IS CHICAGO’S BEST KEPT UNDERGROUND PARTY PARADISE

“I always say in Chicago, bad is good and good is bad,” Freakeasy co-founder Matt Fusello says over a plate of late night lo mein in the Windy City’s Chinatown. Fusello and Freakeasy partner Striz have asked Mixmag out to slurp down noodles in order to impart the feel and history for this legendary Chicago party before [...]

19 07, 2018

Chuck Roberts Proclaims the 10 Commandments of House “In our House, there is only House Music!”

By |2018-07-26T16:21:48+00:00July 19th, 2018|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, House, House Music, Interviews|Comments Off on Chuck Roberts Proclaims the 10 Commandments of House “In our House, there is only House Music!”

  In 1987, a group called Rhythm Controll released a track that would contain probably the most sampled speech in House music history: “My House.” Featuring the vocal prowess of a then unknown Chuck Roberts, the speech has gone on to be used in dare I say hundreds of songs in the next 31 years.   Fast [...]

19 07, 2018

Seymour Stein Is Leaving Warner Music and Sire Records, the Label He Launched 51 Years Ago

By |2018-07-26T16:21:49+00:00July 19th, 2018|Classics, Documentary, Entertaiment, International, Interviews, Music News, producer|Comments Off on Seymour Stein Is Leaving Warner Music and Sire Records, the Label He Launched 51 Years Ago

The industry giant said he longs for his "indie roots" and will be "back in action again soon." Music industry legend Seymour Stein has announced his departure from Warner Music after 42 years at the label group, saying he's eying a return to his "indie roots." By leaving WMG, Stein also is saying goodbye to Sire Records, [...]

7 07, 2018

Chicago label Still Music rescues decades of house history from a south-side storage locker

By |2018-07-26T16:21:50+00:00July 7th, 2018|Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews, producer|Comments Off on Chicago label Still Music rescues decades of house history from a south-side storage locker

KRIS LORI Jerome Derradji of Still Music inspects a multitrack tape from Record Al’s house-music cache in his Humboldt Park home. For the photo shoot, he made the obviously unpremeditated choice to wear a T-shirt for another one of his labels. Last summer, Chicago DJ and producer Jerome Derradji returned to his native France for the first [...]

19 06, 2018

Michael Jackson musical set to hit Broadway in 2020

By |2018-07-26T16:21:52+00:00June 19th, 2018|Announcements, Classics, Entertaiment, Music News, New York|Comments Off on Michael Jackson musical set to hit Broadway in 2020

Michael Jackson performs "Dangerous" during a taping of the American Bandstand's 50th-anniversary show Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Pasadena, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)   The King of Pop is moonwalking to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage announced Tuesday that they are developing a new jukebox musical inspired by the life [...]

11 06, 2018

Lost John Coltrane album to get release after 55 years

By |2018-07-26T16:21:53+00:00June 11th, 2018|Announcements, Classics, Music News|Comments Off on Lost John Coltrane album to get release after 55 years

BY SCOTT WILSON, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album features two unheard Coltrane originals. A lost John Coltrane album will finally get a release after 55 years. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album will be released on June 29 and includes two unheard originals among its seven tracks, all recorded in one day in March 1963 at Van Gelder [...]

14 05, 2018

How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces (New York Times)

By |2018-07-26T16:21:55+00:00May 14th, 2018|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, House Music, My House Radio, New York|Comments Off on How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces (New York Times)

By Anna Codrea-Rado May 3, 2018 WEIL AM RHEIN, Germany — In May 1985, the Palladium nightclub opened its doors to a Who’s Who of the New York art world. Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Larry Rivers were all there to check out the new club billed as a successor to Studio 54, the infamous nightspot that had [...]

5 04, 2018

First Listen: Mr. Fingers, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’

By |2018-07-26T16:21:59+00:00April 5th, 2018|Announcements, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Documentary, House, House Music, International, larry Heard, Music, Music News, My House Radio, producer, Promotional|Comments Off on First Listen: Mr. Fingers, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’

  Mr. Fingers' Cerebral Hemispheres comes out April 13 on Alleviated Music. Marc Sethi/Courtesy of the artist As you make your way through all 100+ minutes of Cerebral Hemispheres, Larry Heard's first album of new music released as Mr. Fingers in almost a quarter-century, the thing that may prove most startling is the variety. The house music sound [...]

22 02, 2018

The Community Shows Love for Boyd Jarvis “He was house before there was house.”

By |2018-07-26T16:22:08+00:00February 22nd, 2018|5 Magazine, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Interviews|Comments Off on The Community Shows Love for Boyd Jarvis “He was house before there was house.”

“Give me flowers when I’m still living,” Frankie Knuckles once said, “because I won’t be able to enjoy them when I’m under the ground.” As true as that sentiment is, people from around the house music industry have been pouring out their love for the Boyd Jarvis, dance music pioneer and inspiration, whose death was announced this weekend. [...]

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