Grammy-nominated producer Terry Hunter announces The Imagine No Music Festival 2020

By |2020-02-04T14:23:39+00:00February 4th, 2020|Chicago, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Interviews|

  Chicago Based, Grammy Nominated Producer and DJ, Terry Hunter, will host his inaugural music festival, The Imagine No Music Festival which is a 5 day/4 night musical experience that will feature some of the hottest DJs and live performances in the genres of house and soul music coinciding with the 50th birthday celebration of Grammy Nominated DJ/producer, [...]

Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 Mixer

By |2020-02-04T14:07:50+00:00February 4th, 2020|Announcements, Digital Dj Tips, DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, House Music, Music, Music News, New DJ Gear|

VIDEO REVIEW FIRST IMPRESSIONS / SETTING UP Pioneer DJ’s DJM-V10 digital DJ mixer is the first in a new series of products, aimed at audiophile DJs and those with more complex mixing, routing and performing needs than average; the kind of DJs for whom the DJM-900NXS2, for instance, may seem a limiting choice, capable though [...]

For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

By |2020-02-04T13:55:40+00:00February 4th, 2020|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Czarina Mirani, DJ, Documentary, Interviews|

  Formed a year ago, the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of Frankie Knuckles‘ mission as the global ambassador of House Music through media, conservation and public events continuing and supporting the causes he advocated. Founder, president and executive director Frederick Dunson takes us inside the Foundation ahead of their fundraiser in celebration of Frankie’s Birthday at Smartbar, [...]

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

By |2020-01-14T21:12:28+00:00January 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 [...]

The “Jersey Sound” – Top 100 tunes (30 Years Later and the music lives on!)

By |2019-12-20T20:56:52+00:00December 18th, 2019|Disco, DJ, Documentary, House, House Music, Music News|

by Christopher Flowers Jersey's contribution to House Music has been obscured by time and eclipsed by its Chi-town birthplace and the mighty swagger of New York City's House music offerings.  Those of you who were too young to be clubbing or weren't clubbing in the years between 1985 - 1989 or even in the early 90s, [...]

Shaya!

By |2019-12-20T21:01:14+00:00November 27th, 2019|Announcements, DJ, Documentary, House Music, International, New Release, producer|

Exclusive: This Documentary Takes You Inside Amapiano, South Africa's Popular House Music Subgenre A new documentary titled 'SHAYA!' unpacks the incumbent subgenre. Sponsored content from Corona. SHAYA!, a 26-minute documentary which we are premiering here, unpacks amapiano's origins and profiles some of the subgenre's key players such as Kabza De Small, JazziDisciples, MFR Souls, Mark Khoza and others. Amapiano, [...]

VF Mix 172: Larry Heard by Stump Valley

By |2019-12-20T21:02:50+00:00November 27th, 2019|Chicago, Classics, DJ, Documentary, Interviews, producer|

A personal take on the soulful house pioneer’s discography. Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers has helped shape house music over the last thirty five years. From penning the genre’s early anthems like ‘Can You Feel It?’ to releasing the first full-length house LP with Fingers Inc., Heard had a formative influence on the music’s [...]

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

By |2019-11-18T04:41:40+00:00November 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, [...]