TRIBUTE TO NICK MARTINELLI — SELECTED & MIXED BY WALLA P

By |2020-09-24T17:12:45-05:00September 24th, 2020|Documentary, House, Interviews, Music, Music News|

  If you’re familiar with the Boogie/Funk scene, you’ve definitely came across the name “Nick Martinelli” in the credits somewhere; whether as a producer (solo or with his acolyte David Todd), as arranger, writer, mixing board or remix duties. He has contributed some of the most notable song within the genre, songs such as Loose [...]

Facebook Clarifies Guidelines Around Music Usage in Video Posts

By |2020-06-02T17:43:52-05:00June 2nd, 2020|advice, DJ, House, International|

  Facebook is looking to clarify its rules around how creators are allowed to use music in their content, while it's also adding a new indicator in Facebook and Instagram live-streams to help people avoid potential copyright issues. As explained by Facebook: "We want to encourage musical expression on our platforms while also ensuring that we uphold our [...]

Hillard ‘Sweet Pea’ Atkinson, Legendary Vocalist With Was (Not Was), Dies at 74

By |2020-06-02T17:34:20-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Announcements, Disco, Documentary, House, Music, Music News|

Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns Sweet Pea Atkinson performing on stage at La Zona Rosa as part of the SXSW Festival. When Chris Blackwell signed Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson to Island Records, he wanted to do more than just make a solo album for the Was (Not Was) singer. "He wanted to make a comic book where Sweet [...]

Vocalist Ceybil Jefferies, Also Known As Sweet Sable, Has Died From Coronavirus

By |2020-06-02T17:26:26-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Announcements, Biography, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, House, House Music, Music|

April 13, 2020 - 4:49 pm by Desire Thompson The singer is known for her hits such as "Something Special" and "Old Times Sake." Singer Ceybil Jefferies who found success in genres like house music and R&B in the 1990s with hits like "So Special" and "Old Times Sake," has passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Born [...]

Larry Sherman, founder of pioneering dance label Trax, dies of heart failure

By |2020-04-15T22:05:43-05:00April 15th, 2020|Chicago, Classics, Disco, Documentary, House, House Music, larry Heard, Music News, Pioneer|

Record label head put out Chicago house classics including Can U Feel It and Your Love  Trax records’ Larry Sherman with the Chicago-born ‘queen of house music’ Screamin’ Rachael Larry Sherman, whose record label Trax changed the face of dance music, has died of heart failure. The news was confirmed by the current head of [...]

Roger Sanchez selects ten Strictly Rhythm tracks as the revered label celebrates its 30th anniversary

By |2020-04-15T20:06:18-05:00April 15th, 2020|Clubs - Nightlife, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Music News, New York|

STRICTLY Rhythm recently announced its 30th anniversary celebrations, One of the record labels that helped shape the face of house music since its inception in New York three decades ago, they have been responsible for unleashing so many iconic tracks from Ultra Nate's No.1 anthem 'Free' to Erick Morillo aka Reel to Real's 'I [...]

Grammy-nominated producer Terry Hunter announces The Imagine No Music Festival 2020

By |2020-02-04T14:23:39-06:00February 4th, 2020|Chicago, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Interviews|

  Chicago Based, Grammy Nominated Producer and DJ, Terry Hunter, will host his inaugural music festival, The Imagine No Music Festival which is a 5 day/4 night musical experience that will feature some of the hottest DJs and live performances in the genres of house and soul music coinciding with the 50th birthday celebration of Grammy Nominated DJ/producer, [...]

The Punk Rocker Who Made Chicago House Happen

By |2020-02-04T14:16:08-06:00February 4th, 2020|Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews|

  Screamin' Rachel Cain is a blonde rocker chick who ended up falling in with a strange crowd. At the dawn of the 1980s, she was singing in punk bands and throwing shows with Black Flag and Bauhaus shows at a Chicago warehouse known as the Space Place. A chance introduction to a pair of [...]

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