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 [...]

Armin Van Buuren Provides Insightful Interview in Dutch Talk Show Jinek

By |2019-10-13T17:12:31+00:00October 13th, 2019|DJ, Entertaiment, International, Music News|

  On promo tour for his next album ‘Balance’, to be released on October 25th, Armin van Buuren visited the Dutch talk show Jinek to talk about the release. His appearances in Dutch television are scarce and usually very honest, but who would have thought that he would open up so much? The talked about his own legacy, struggles with social [...]

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, [...]

An Interview with Singer Denise Renee Caplock

By |2019-08-08T17:53:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Entertaiment, Internet, Interviews, news, producer|

Biography: Denise Renee Caplock is a true renaissance woman: a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Publisher with songs currently charting in the Hip Hop realm, she is also the President and CEO of Collinscrest Entertainment Group. Born into a musical family, she grew up surrounded by passionate musicians, most notably her mother who was a [...]

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 [...]

‘Let’s blow up this black music!’: The ugliness and unrest of 1979’s Disco Demolition Night

By |2019-07-13T13:48:40+00:00July 13th, 2019|Chicago, Classics, Disco, Entertaiment, Interviews, mistakes, producer|

https://www.facebook.com/boilerroom.tv/videos/223659578458779/?t=0  Forty years ago, on July 12, 1979, what was supposed to be a wacky promotional stunt by shock-rock DJ Steve Dahl to sell tickets to a double-header White Sox baseball game at Chicago’s Comiskey Park turned ugly — when piles of vinyl records, many by artists of color, were destroyed as thousands of anti-disco [...]

GRANDMASTER FLASH BECOMES FIRST DJ TO WIN “NOBEL PRIZE FOR MUSIC”

By |2019-06-15T15:14:05+00:00June 15th, 2019|Announcements, Classics, Entertaiment, International, Music News|

Grandmaster Flash has become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize, often dubbed the "Nobel Prize For Music". The prize was founded by Stig Anderson, better known as ABBA's lyricist and manager, in 1989. Previous winners include Led Zeppelin, BB King, Metallica, and Paul McCartney. Flash, real name Joseph Saddler, accepted the prize [...]

Marijuana Legalization Leader: Illinois Just Made New York And New Jersey Look Like Dorks

By |2019-06-10T03:49:33+00:00June 10th, 2019|Entertaiment, New York, news|

  Illinois just became the unofficial 11th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But more important than that, it bent legal weed hopefuls New York and New Jersey over its knee and gave them a vicious spanking that they will not soon forget. Both Eastern states have been fighting to put [...]

Plugging Into Chicago’s Forgotten House Venues

By |2019-05-24T00:54:27+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Internet, Interviews, Music News, producer|

For decades, house music has shaped pop worldwide—but many of the spaces that birthed it here disappeared so quickly they barely left a trace. By Leor Galil @imLeor “It was a time when people didn’t put as much emphasis on the DJs or the performer per se, and really danced and enjoyed themselves.” —DJ and producer [...]