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, [...]

The Punk Rocker Who Made Chicago House Happen

By |2020-02-04T14:16:08+00:00February 4th, 2020|Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews|

  Screamin' Rachel Cain is a blonde rocker chick who ended up falling in with a strange crowd. At the dawn of the 1980s, she was singing in punk bands and throwing shows with Black Flag and Bauhaus shows at a Chicago warehouse known as the Space Place. A chance introduction to a pair of [...]

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, [...]

Wonderful Things: The Kid Creole and the Coconuts Story

By |2019-12-20T20:59:55+00:00December 18th, 2019|Biography, Disco, Documentary, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Music News|

Luciano Viti / Getty This story was funded by Longreads Members Join and help support great storytelling Michael A. Gonzales| Longreads | December 2019 | 31 minutes (6,214 words)As New York City wallowed in social and economic disarray during the early 1980s, music still ruled supreme. The boom bap of rap bubbled in the outer [...]

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 [...]

BLACK COFFEE – ASPIRING TO CREATE AUTHENTIC SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AND “LALALA” – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

By |2019-10-15T22:59:49+00:00October 15th, 2019|DJ, Documentary, Interviews, Music, Music News|

DJ and music producer Black Coffee discusses his passion for staying true to his South African roots, his Africa Is Not a Jungle initiative and his single "LaLaLa." http://www.cc.com/video-clips/gosr7o/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-black-coffee---aspiring-to-create-authentic-south-african-music-and--lalala----extended-interview?xrs=synd_twitter_101519_tds_69&fbclid=IwAR0N6yixVYLlvOaceHh23ufElEeCa0CxfhBgI18DR3OtpPfI_NYIEGdVL8o&fb_ref=share_web  

In Conversation With Tony Humphries

By |2019-10-13T17:37:56+00:00October 13th, 2019|advice, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Documentary|

https://youtu.be/ejg0UUxDC0k It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to House icon Tony Humphries. The legendary DJ, producer and remixer started his career at Kiss-FM Radio making a name for himself on WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM and Hot 97’s radio slots and then thanks to his residency at one of the greatest US clubs, The [...]

15 Essential Disco House Tracks That Every Head Should Know

By |2019-10-13T17:24:59+00:00October 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Music, Music News, playlist|

House is a continuation of disco. You can hear that easily in its arrangement and in its sound, which samples and pulls liberally from the popular club music of the ’70s and early ’80s. And, in fact, many of the first Chicago house records featured interpolated vocal riffs, basslines and melodies cribbed from classic Salsoul, Prelude and West End [...]