By |2019-11-27T15:22:23+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, also [...]

VF Mix 172: Larry Heard by Stump Valley

By |2019-11-27T15:08:25+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 Chicago [...]

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 [...]

House music shares its Black and sexy side in new documentary (Rolling Out)

By |2019-09-02T20:37:55+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Documentary, Entertaiment, House Music, My House Radio|

by TONY BINNS The Gene Siskel Film Centers celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Black Harvest Film Festival, which will showcase 17 feature films and over 40 shorts films by some of the most talented filmmakers in the business. Among the honorees, Sergio Mims will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the BHFF. One of the showcased films, Thee Debauchery Ball, [...]

David Morales & Janice Robinson // FREEDOM (Official Video)

By |2019-08-08T17:32:31+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, DJ, Documentary, House Music, Music News|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSS0KyzDXjk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3vFtB_OSeadqZjl3hGeOCvBzJ-cH7NXC16Modd1C13O2_ZCIBy20tgBrU

How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco (Vox)

By |2019-07-16T17:50:44+00:00July 16th, 2019|Documentary, Entertaiment, My House Radio, Videos|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrqIA0PpAv8 Vox Published on Jul 15, 2019 JOIN SUBSCRIBE 6.2M With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s. It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s [...]

Yvonne Turner Helped Invent House Music—So Why Does No One Know Her Name?

By |2019-07-13T13:53:23+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews, Music, New York|

Yvonne Turner back in the day. Graphic by Drew Litowitz.   Nineteen eighty-four is often remembered as one of pop’s most seismic years, thanks in large part to Prince and Madonna. But it was also the year that gave us house music. Jesse Saunders’ “On and On” is widely considered to be the first house [...]

Hedonistic Mecca Studio 54

By |2019-02-05T03:13:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Documentary, Entertaiment, Interviews, New York|

There were few obvious reasons to celebrate in the New York City of the 1970s, an era defined more by grime and crime than glitz or glamour in the crowded hub. Every day seemed to bring new challenges as the city's anxious residents slogged away; the Bronx was burning, violence was escalating, and everyone from cops [...]