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Could the DJ livestreaming renaissance be over? (DJ Tech Tools)

By |2020-10-08T12:59:12-05:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hot take: the era of DJ live streaming could be in decline. The “renaissance”, we’ll call it, that happened at the start of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place orders burned bright. In this editorial, I’ll talk through why that level of streaming from DJs might be in the past. COVID-19 closed the clubs, shuttered music venues, kept us from [...]

FAT TONY: “DJS ARE NOT DISPENSABLE” (MIX MAG)

By |2020-10-07T04:42:16-05:00October 7th, 2020|DJ, MixMAg, Music News, My House Radio|

The long-serving UK house DJ has blasted the UK government's approach to nightlife SEB WHEELER Fat Tony has used an appearance on Sky News to blast the UK government's approach to nightlife during the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on Kay Burley's show yesterday, the long-serving UK house DJ spoke at length on how the government is currently [...]

SADE ANNOUNCE CAREER-SPANNING VINYL BOXSET ‘THIS FAR’ (MixMag)

By |2020-09-09T16:04:14-05:00September 9th, 2020|Announcements, MixMAg, Music|

Each of the band’s six albums has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios WORDS: PATRICK HINTON | PHOTO: SOPHIE MULLER 2 SEPTEMBER 2020       Sade is releasing a boxset called ‘This Far’ featuring all six albums the band has released across their acclaimed career: ‘Diamond Life’ (1984), ‘Promise’ (1985), ‘Stronger Than Pride’ (1988), [...]

Record Store Recs: Chicago House Hero Marshall Jefferson On Representation In Dance Music

By |2020-08-17T19:06:54-05:00August 17th, 2020|Chicago, DJ, House Music, Interviews, Music News, My House Radio|

FacebookTwitterEmail The OG DJ/producer made his lasting mark with "Move Your Body" in 1986, the first-ever piano house track, which reemerged late last year with a hugely popular remix from Solardo. His latest, "Let's Get Busy," also brings new life to a classic ANA MONROY YGLESIAS GRAMMYS AUG 17, 2020 - 4:08 PM With [...]

Dave ‘Medusa’ Shelton, owner of legendary Chicago house music club Medusa’s, dead at 64

By |2020-08-11T13:20:39-05:00August 11th, 2020|Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, House Music, My House Radio|

He opened the all-ages club at 3257 N. Sheffield Ave. on the North Side in 1983, and it became a haven for teenagers who felt as if they never quite fit in anywhere. By Madeline Kenney  Aug 9, 2020, 10:12pm CDT Dave Shelton, who died Friday, got the nickname “Medusa” for his voluminous curly locks, ran [...]

DWELLER FESTIVAL IS RECLAIMING TECHNO’S BLACK HERITAGE (MixMag)

By |2020-07-21T17:53:01-05:00July 21st, 2020|Detroit, MixMAg, Music News, My House Radio, Techno|

The New York festival is a "leader for change" in dance music WORDS: DEVYN WHITE | PHOTOGRAPHY: DIAHANN WILLIAMS The point of Dweller festival, a series of daytime and night events held across multiple Brooklyn venues at the height of Black History Month, is to educate: to remind people that despite techno’s worldwide success and at [...]

JOEY NEGRO HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL STOP USING HIS DJ ALIAS (MixMag)

By |2020-07-21T17:42:50-05:00July 21st, 2020|DJ, House Music, MixMAg, Music News, My House Radio|

The DJ explained in a statement why he is dropping his alias DAVE TURNER 21 JULY 2020 Joey Negro will stop using his DJ alias. The DJ, real name Dave Lee, announced he will no longer use the alias, a day after The Black Madonna announced she will now go by The Blessed Madonna. Read this [...]

KEVIN SAUNDERSON: “IT FEELS LIKE BLACK ARTISTS ARE BEING ELIMINATED FROM DANCE MUSIC” (MIxMag)

By |2020-07-07T19:39:19-05:00July 7th, 2020|House Music, Music News, My House Radio|

The Detroit legend has spoken about how the dance music industry fails Black artists in a new interview PATRICK HINTON 26 JUNE 2020 Kevin Saunderson has spoken about the failings of the music industry to respect dance music’s Black origins and support Black artists in a new interview with Billboard. The Detroit producer, who is one [...]

APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES AFRICA RISING TO AMPLIFY THE CONTINENT’S NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS (EDM)

By |2020-07-07T18:47:58-05:00July 7th, 2020|Afro House, House Music|

Omah Lay Apple Music has announced a new artist discovery initiative that seeks to spotlight the emerging artists of the world's second-largest continent. The launch of the Africa Rising initiative sees the addition of a new playlist to the Apple Music ecosystem by the same name. The mission to uplift Africa's next generation of stars arrives [...]

House Music Peace March in Chicago: We want to couple our hands with our white brothers

By |2020-06-15T20:28:13-05:00June 15th, 2020|Chicago, House Music, Music News, My House Radio|

By Michele Fiore Published 1 day ago Death of George Floyd FOX 32 Chicago CHICAGO - One of the original founders of House Music says some 35 years ago when racial tension in Chicago was high, his music played a role in helping people find peace. Hoping to do good once again, he’s back at it. There is [...]

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