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  

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 [...]

Honey Dijon on whether dance music can save us (DAZED)

By |2019-09-11T15:19:40+00:00September 11th, 2019|Chicago, House Music, Interviews, Music, My House Radio, Spirituality|

Honey DijonPhotography Ricardo Gomes The American house DJ discusses her upcoming Comme des Garçons collaboration, how social media transformed club culture and the state of America today “What else do I do besides work? Nothing!” laughs American house DJ Honey Dijon over the phone from Berlin, where she lives. Actually, she adds, that’s not [...]

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 [...]

Why Disco Should Be Taken Seriously

By |2019-07-13T13:38:53+00:00July 13th, 2019|Disco, DJ, International, Music, New York, producer|

Disco was never designed to grow old gracefully – instead, it has endured with brilliant defiance. More than four decades have now passed since its heady sound and style became a global phenomenon; its life so far has involved joy and pain, inspirational anthems and attempted murder (at 1979’s 'disco demolition night' stunt in Chicago’s [...]

Gino Soccio was the one-man-band behind countless disco gems—until he vanished

By |2019-07-13T13:34:44+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Music, producer|

At the board, 1981. Photo courtesy of Gino Soccio.   About a month before thousands chanted “Disco sucks!” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Gino Soccio was ensconced in his Montreal studio, sipping coffee with cognac and laying down tracks for his second LP. Leaning against a twenty-four-channel mixing desk, Soccio spoke like a disco evangelist during [...]

The Secrets To Running A Successful Record Label (Decoded Magazine)

By |2019-07-13T05:00:42+00:00July 13th, 2019|advice, Music, My House Radio, producer|

“Running a label is a very tough business and it can take years to generate enough revenue to support even one person” – Chris Smith a.k.a. Shiny Objects Damion Pell  July 10, 2019 12:25 pm Chris Smith Chris Smith a.k.a. Shiny Objects is an integral part of San Francisco’s burgeoning electronic music [...]

How ‘Bedroom Artist Syndrome’ stops artists from reaching their potential

By |2019-06-15T15:20:24+00:00June 15th, 2019|advice, Announcements, Music, Music News, producer|

With the rise of the digital music industry and streaming, there are artists generating reasonable livings (~$50-300K) producing and releasing music from their bedrooms to the public instantly. This phenomenon takes place most significantly in electronic music, although it happens in rap, pop, and other genres too. These artists, many of them teenagers or in [...]

What Will Music Be Like In 20 Years?

By |2019-06-03T14:16:18+00:00June 3rd, 2019|International, Music, news, Spirituality|

Sumit Paul-Choudhury picks out trends that could shape music over the coming decades, including algoraves, Fortnite concerts and songs catered to smart speakers.   By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 21 May 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email Can’t get enough technical death [...]

How to Prevent Music Licensing from Crushing Owners & Operators

By |2019-05-24T00:49:29+00:00May 22nd, 2019|advice, DJ, Entertaiment, Internet, Music, news|

    David Klemt | May 8, 2019 5:00am Do you play live music at your bar, nightclub or restaurant? Do the hospitality venues of owners and operators you frequent, partner with or otherwise respect and support offer live music? If so, John Bodnovich wants you to get active, step up, and tell Congress to #KeepTheDecrees. Bodnovich, [...]