By |2023-11-18T23:16:15-06:00November 18th, 2023|Classics, Dance Music, electronic music, Entertaiment, House Music History, International, MixMAg, Report, Review|

Are Kraftwerk music's most influential band? **This article was originally published on May 15, 2020, after the death of Florian Schneider What a legacy the late Florian Schneider, whose death was announced last week, has left us. Along with the man who still keeps the Kraftwerk fires burning to this day, Ralf Hütter, the duo can legitimately [...]

Club Zanzibar: The Place Where the Jersey Sound and Voguing Flourished (Splice)

By |2023-08-23T21:14:41-05:00August 23rd, 2023|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History, New Jersey, Tony Humphries|

  By the late 1970s, New York had a number of nightclub destinations for queer folk. There were the exclusive parties at Nicky Siano’s The Loft, the sped-up house tracks pulsating from Paradise Garage, and the celebrity-laden elusive gatherings at the famed Studio 54. However, drive a little past the Lincoln Tunnel towards the Garden State, [...]

Some Call It House, We Call It Home: the Story of 3 Degrees (5 Mag)

By |2023-07-26T23:09:48-05:00July 26th, 2023|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Czarina Mirani, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History|

The history of Chicago’s 3 Degrees Global collective, representing a missing link in Chicago house music history as told by its members: Jeremiah Seraphine, Forever Monna, Julius The Mad Thinker, Dj-FLX, Priti Gandhi, BIGSEXY and Czboogie… The story of 3° is a story that is best told by its members. There were at one point [...]

40 Years of Smartbar (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-06-26T17:59:45-05:00June 26th, 2023|Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Gay, House Music, House Music History, Music News, Resident Advisor|

  Founder Joe Shanahan never intended to be in the live music business. But his passion for house music transformed his Chicago venue into a nightlife hotspot and a "beacon of hope" for US dance music. The story begins on the North Side of Chicago in 1982. In the aftermath of Disco Demolition and the advent of [...]

Birthplace of house music one step away from landmark status (Chicago Sun Times)

By |2023-06-20T18:35:26-05:00June 20th, 2023|Chicago, Classics, Frankie Knuckles, Gay, House, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, Music News, news|

“The Warehouse,” at 206 S. Jefferson St., regarded as the birthplace of house music, could be granted historic landmark status by the city as early as Wednesday. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Time From 1977 through the mid-1980s, the resident DJ at the Warehouse was Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and remix artist hailed as the “Godfather of [...]


By |2023-06-13T21:21:25-05:00June 13th, 2023|Classics, Disco, MixMAg, Music, Music News, New Release, Promotional|

  The comprehensive compilation includes club hits such as ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ and ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’ A new anthology of music by disco legend Sylvester has been released via Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records. The 26-track compilation, titled 'Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981', is spread over two CDs and features music he released on [...]

Explore House Music’s Queer Roots With These 15 Fierce Tracks (

By |2023-06-04T20:04:47-05:00June 4th, 2023|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Gay, House, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, Uncategorized|

From banging cuts for the ballroom to surprisingly tasteful early big room house, these tracks expose the genre's roots in queer American club cultures. House music is gay music. The sound emerged from the queer black and latinx club cultures of New York and Chicago in the ’80s. Strangely, these roots of the culture are not very well [...]

Beyond Heaven: Discovering the hidden history of Chicago house music (5Mag)

By |2023-05-28T17:42:07-05:00May 28th, 2023|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History, Promotional, Review|

Beyond Heaven is a series of books that serve as one of the best historical references to the early days of Chicago House Music that we have. Collecting flyers dating back as far as 1981, the books are stuffed with the names of DJ both prominent and obscure and forgotten, and venues that no [...]

Dancers Wanted: The Craigslist Ad That Kept NYC’s House Music Scene Alive (

By |2023-04-08T11:55:12-05:00April 8th, 2023|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History, New York|

In New York City, the side hustle is a right of passage- a bridge to a paid utility bill, new social circles or eventual career pivots. Landing a side job often traces back to one ubiquitous website: Craigslist. Anyone who skimmed the New York City “gigs” and “talent” section between 2005–2021 might recall the [...]

House Goddess Crystal Waters Looks Into Her Past While Embracing The Genre’s Present Explosion (

By |2023-03-06T17:44:57-06:00March 6th, 2023|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, electronic music, Entertaiment, House, House Music, House Music History, Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Music News, news, Women|

  Thirty years after the singer-songwriter hit the scene with 'Gypsy Woman,' Crystal Waters talks about new music with BET. From Drake’s controversial Honestly, Nevermind to the perfection Beyoncé laid through RENAISSANCE, the summer of 2022 was a standout year for House music. The return of repetitive 4-on-the-floor beats, hard bass drums, addictive basslines, and everything in between marked a serious return [...]

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