House Roots

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Chicago House Roots: WBMX Italo

There’s no denying that Italo disco served as a major influence to Chicago producers.

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Chicago House Roots: Breaks

By the late seventies, some DJs were playing just parts of favorite 12-inches to work up their dancers.

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Chicago House Roots: Left-field

House and techno were both heavily influenced by prep dance scenes.

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Chicago House Roots: NYC Dub Mixes

If you want to make a case for house originating in New York, these are the records to cite.

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Chicago House Roots: Last Days of Disco

Everyone knows house music is a direct descendent of disco, but to most, disco is still a dirty word.

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Chicago House Roots: Italo

To most older Chicagoans, the music listed here is house.