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‘It speaks to an ancient history’: why South Africa has the world’s most exciting dance music (Guardian)

By |2021-01-19T03:31:14-06:00January 19th, 2021|Afro House, Dance Music, House Music, International, My House Radio, South Africa|

Styles like afrohouse, gqom and amapiano are thriving – but with ‘half--baked white kids getting a lot more airplay’, South Africa’s inequalities still hold the dance scene back/ Marcus Barnes Many people got their first taste of South African dance music this year via six Angolans dancing in their backyard, dinner plates in hand. Their [...]

How Sony Music Group Is Promoting Diversity Through Music Education (Forbes)

By |2021-01-19T03:20:06-06:00January 19th, 2021|African American, Announcements, Music, Music News, My House Radio|

Andrea ZarczynskiContributor Hollywood & Entertainment I write about news and emerging trends in the music industry The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opened its doors today during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Nashville. When the museum opens to the public on Jan. 30, visitors will be able to view a new “Business [...]

My House Radio’s William Morrison AKA “The Professor” Has Passed!

By |2021-01-13T22:17:30-06:00January 13th, 2021|Announcements, DJ, My House Radio|

House Music Community we have lost one of our own. Our Brother and friend William Morrison has unexpectedly passed. Many of you in the NYC area knew our Brother "The Professor"!  William would often tell us he wasn't a DJ he was a journeyman taking us on a ride with dj sets. Not only [...]

Ultra Taiwan DJs Fined For Violating Quarantine Rules

By |2020-11-24T20:39:40-06:00November 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Taiwan has implemented strict entry restrictions for travelers coming into the country. This includes a 2-week quarantine period with daily check-ins from officials. Under no circumstances may a person leave their place of quarantine within the two week period. As a result, Kayzo, Vini Vici, Slander, Alesso, and their teams had to undergo the quarantine [...]

Snapchat Launches A TikTok Clone

By |2020-11-24T20:18:35-06:00November 24th, 2020|Music, news|

    Snap is finally ready to compete with TikTok and will pay creators to post on the platform. The company is officially announcing a new section of Snapchat today called Spotlight that’ll surface vertical video content from users that’s more meme-like and jokey instead of the day-in-the-life content Snap previously encouraged. Imagine, basically, TikTok [...]

Miami City Commission Bans Outdoor Music at Night

By |2020-11-24T19:42:56-06:00November 24th, 2020|Clubs - Nightlife, House Music, Music News|

November 23, 2020 Miami nightlife may be off the rails again as City Commissioners passed an ordinance prohibiting outdoor music at certain venues from 10 PM to 8 AM. The decision was made without listening to hours of recorded comments made by residents opposing the proposal. The oddest part about all of this is this rule is not aimed at [...]

BREAKING: Techno Rising Star i_o Passes Away (House Music Hits)

By |2020-11-24T19:30:56-06:00November 24th, 2020|DJ, House Music, Music News, news, Techno|

11-24-20 Sad news. For real, can this year just be done already? Today, Garrett Lockhart, better known by his stage name i_o passed away. i_o made a big name for himself by breaking into the scene and redefining what techno meant. His sound was the strongest inside his genre, and he redefined where techno could be played and who would listen [...]

RAFAEL MORAES – ONE SHOT FEAT. CAPITOL A EP

By |2020-10-28T18:17:51-05:00October 28th, 2020|Afro House, House Music, Music News, My House Radio, New Release|

RAFAEL MORAES - ONE SHOT FEAT. CAPITOL A EP - PRE-ORDER NOW!!! Out on Yoruba Records featuring Osunlade and Karizma Remixes Rafael Moraes is returning after a long hiatus recording his upcoming debut full-length release ‘The Reconnection’. In true deep fashion, Rafa delivers with the first single, ‘One Shot’, featuring the flow and groove of [...]

MARSHALL JEFFERSON: WHY I QUIT DJING (MixMag)

By |2020-10-28T17:15:18-05:00October 28th, 2020|House Music, International, MixMAg, Music News, My House Radio|

House music originator Marshall Jefferson on how the rise of EDM has whitewashed dance music and crippled Black artists MARSHALL JEFFERSON 28 OCTOBER 2020 I remember being on a panel at the New Music Seminar with the late Tony Wilson called ‘America doesn’t respect its Black artists’. In the ready room I was told by Tony that [...]

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 [...]

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