8 08, 2019

An Interview with Singer Denise Renee Caplock

By |2019-08-08T17:53:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Entertaiment, Internet, Interviews, news, producer|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 08, 2019

When Techno Was House

By |2019-08-08T17:41:47+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Disco, DJ, House, House Music, Interviews, news|0 Comments

Stacey Hale Courtesy of Stacey Hale Techno and house are widely regarded as distinct musical genres these days, but in the beginning, there was more overlap than anyone might realize. While Detroit artists eventually developed their own style, the Belleville Three (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson) have always acknowledged Chicago’s influence and the fruitful musical dialogue between [...]

13 07, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 07, 2019

‘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|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 06, 2019

House music continues to run like Clockwork in London and Ibiza this summer

By |2019-06-08T21:57:45+00:00June 8th, 2019|DJ, House Music, International, Interviews|0 Comments

Clockwork Orange... Andy Manston and Danny Gould Danny Gould on the history of Clockwork Orange and why the parties he runs with Andy Manston are better than they have ever been ahead of Clockstock in Chelmsford and another massive summer in Ibiza BY Mark Gwinnett 6 Jun 2019, 18:20 Updated: 6 Jun 2019, 18:40 [...]

22 05, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

11 05, 2019

Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

By |2019-05-24T00:21:54+00:00May 11th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Promotional|0 Comments

Sarah Dash defines the word "legend." As an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Sarah is a unique force whose voice has touched millions of listeners around the world. From co-founding Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles and making history as a member of Labelle to becoming the very first Music Ambassador [...]

11 05, 2019

“These monitors and I will be together for life!”

By |2019-05-17T03:14:47+00:00May 11th, 2019|advice, DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, Interviews, New DJ Gear|0 Comments

                      “My Amphion Two18’s and BaseOne25’s are hands down the best investment I’ve made in my studio to date. I can hear every nuance of compression, eq and dimension in them like I’ve never experienced before. Despite being very critical and unforgiving in the best [...]

17 01, 2019

Panasonic Returns the Technics 1200 Turntable

By |2019-02-05T03:06:10+00:00January 17th, 2019|Announcements, Classics, DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, Djtechtools, Internet, Interviews, Music News|0 Comments

Photo: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo) At CES 2016, Panasonic revived the Technics 1200 turntable line which had last been updated with the MK6 back in 2008. The pricey Grand Class Technics SL-1200G was targeted at audiophiles, however, while the 1200’s biggest fanbase had been mostly DJs who loved its high-torque, direct-drive platter. Two years later, Panasonic announced the Technics [...]

17 01, 2019

Explore House Music’s Queer Roots With These 15 Fierce Tracks

By |2019-02-05T03:08:17+00:00January 17th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Entertaiment, Gay, House, House Music, International, Interviews, Music, Music News|0 Comments

House music is gay music. The sound emerged from the queer black and latinx club cultures of New York and Chicago in the ’80s. Strangely, these roots of the culture are not very well represented on the global touring club circuit today. There seem to be fewer big name openly queer touring DJs than their straight cis-gendered peers. [...]