Features: Chicago House
I wrote liner notes for this five-disc Harmless compilation out Aug 18.
1987 was a pivotal year in Chicago’s short but sweet house music scene.
I wrote liner notes for this Still Music compilation out Oct 15.
I’m proud to share this project I worked on with Jerome Derradji at Still Music.
The producer, DJ, sound engineer, and dance club furniture builder who has been part of Chicago’s house music scene since its inception.
Any study of influential Chicago DJs would be incomplete without Farley Keith (later Farley “Jackmaster” Funk).
Rodney Bakerr’s Strange Trip from Punk Rock to Acid House
DJ at Club LaRay, Rialto Tap, the Clubhouse, and more
Martin “Boogieman” Luna got into the Chicago house scene when he lent his knife to a DJ at a rough party.
An interview with Ron’s nephew, Bill, owner of Partehardy Records.
Chip E. was first named “The Godfather of House” by Street Mix
magazine in November, 1986.
Lawrence has always been content to work behind the scenes, yet his ideas and hard work shaped the history of music.
Rroy’s parties at The Rink Zone drew huge crowds. He claims he invented the term “house music.”
Frank Youngwerth started his own label during the height of the Chicago house frenzy in hope of U.K. exposure.
A conversation with Hieroglyphic Being (Jamal Moss)
Merwyn and Eric Lewis recorded a series of beautiful house tracks as Virgo Four and M. E.
Stacey Collins, aka VERB, started working security at The Muzic Box in 1983.
I have yet to find a discography specifically listing Chicago-based house labels. Here is my attempt to fill the gap.
A Chicago Deep House Top Ten
From the Warehouse and the Power Plant.
From the Music Box and Club C.O.D.