Life was just a party: Prince’s 1999 and Chicago house music (Reader)

By |2019-11-26T23:18:28+00:00November 26th, 2019|Chicago|

The Purple One could hardly have avoided influencing a genre whose earliest, most ardent fans were queer Black and Brown kids. By Jack Riedy @jackriedy Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe Prince Prince in 1982, surrounded by rare releases and ephemera from the extensive Prince collection of Chicago house producer Melvin Oliphant III, aka Traxx ALLEN BEAULIEU/RHINO; [...]

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ (chicagoreader.com)

By |2019-11-18T04:41:40+00:00November 18th, 2019|Chicago, DJ, House Music, Uncategorized|

Duane Powell DUANE POWELL TRACY J. LEE Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when he went to his first party at Mendel High School, a famed incubator for the city's house scene. Within a couple years, [...]