There’s no denying that Italo disco served as a major influence to Chicago producers.
By the late seventies, some DJs were playing just parts of favorite 12-inches to work up their dancers.
House and techno were both heavily influenced by prep dance scenes.
If you want to make a case for house originating in New York, these are the records to cite.
Everyone knows house music is a direct descendent of disco, but to most, disco is still a dirty word.
To most older Chicagoans, the music listed here is