Nicky Roland Interview

By |2021-02-04T18:04:40-06:00February 4th, 2021|Afro House, Chicago, Classics, Dance Music, DJ, Interviews, Music|

  Nicky Roland Interview Nicky’s extraordinary talents are not limited to sound alone. True to his artistic nature, Nicky explored 3D animations to accompany the track with visuals to produce an incredible video for Broken Promises. A real epitome of a fiercely independent mindset. Born and raised in London, England, Nicky first started dabbling [...]

60 Seconds With DJ Vivona

By |2021-01-29T15:52:19-06:00January 29th, 2021|Afro House, Dance Music, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Music News|

60 Seconds With DJ Vivona DJ Vivona has been a stalwart on the music scene for a number of years, running his successful Sunclock label, known for its contemporary Afro, Deep and house output with artists such as Enoo Napa, Pablo Fierro, Mario Bianco, Radyon, Dazzle Drums and many more. During his career Vivona has produced [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Amazon’s New Sylvester Mini-Documentary

By |2020-06-21T11:45:47-05:00June 21st, 2020|Biography, Disco, Documentary, Entertaiment, Gay, Interviews, Music News, producer|

https://youtu.be/o3q-cKZX2Og "When I saw Sylvester, my life was altered, my life was changed for the better," Porter attested. "As a Black queer gay man, any glimmer of seeing oneself reflected back at them, through our culture, changes lives." “He crossed over, he was a genderfluid Black man in mainstream music. That hasn’t happened since. There’s been [...]

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 [...]

For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

By |2020-02-04T13:55:40-06:00February 4th, 2020|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Czarina Mirani, DJ, Documentary, Interviews|

  Formed a year ago, the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of Frankie Knuckles‘ mission as the global ambassador of House Music through media, conservation and public events continuing and supporting the causes he advocated. Founder, president and executive director Frederick Dunson takes us inside the Foundation ahead of their fundraiser in celebration of Frankie’s Birthday at Smartbar, [...]

Wonderful Things: The Kid Creole and the Coconuts Story

By |2019-12-20T20:59:55-06:00December 18th, 2019|Biography, Disco, Documentary, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Music News|

Luciano Viti / Getty This story was funded by Longreads Members Join and help support great storytelling Michael A. Gonzales| Longreads | December 2019 | 31 minutes (6,214 words)As New York City wallowed in social and economic disarray during the early 1980s, music still ruled supreme. The boom bap of rap bubbled in the outer [...]

VF Mix 172: Larry Heard by Stump Valley

By |2019-12-20T21:02:50-06:00November 27th, 2019|Chicago, Classics, DJ, Documentary, Interviews, producer|

A personal take on the soulful house pioneer’s discography. Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers has helped shape house music over the last thirty five years. From penning the genre’s early anthems like ‘Can You Feel It?’ to releasing the first full-length house LP with Fingers Inc., Heard had a formative influence on the music’s [...]

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