From Chicago House to Detroit Techno

By |2023-07-17T21:39:28-05:00July 17th, 2023|Chicago, Dance Music, Detroit, DJ, House, House Music|

  WORDS BY NEAL ANDREW EMIL GUSTAFSON AND JESSICA FORTUNE FENNER A strong relationship exists between the spiritual sounds of Chicago and the mechanical sonics of Detroit. The decades-strong alignment is rooted in their history of shared traditions within the Black American musical diaspora, their proximity, and their midwestern heart. Both cities contributed significantly to [...]

House music fans celebrate the Chicago-born genre at the Chosen Few picnic (Chicago Sun Times)

By |2023-07-09T12:35:24-05:00July 9th, 2023|Chicago, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, Music News, news|

Desiree Taylor, 47, from Baltimore, came to Chicago for the first time with eight friends who go to house music festivals every year for the “funkier” and “more soulful” approach of house music. The Chosen Few picnic got off to a rainy start Saturday, but the rain couldn’t dampen the good vibes that brought thousands [...]

The Chosen Few have cracked the code for the perfect Chicago music festival (Chicago Reader)

By |2023-07-01T18:02:27-05:00July 1st, 2023|Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, Promotional|

  Chicagoans rarely suffer from a shortage of music festivals, but few such events make me feel like I’m participating in the city’s cultural fabric like the Chosen Few Picnic. The long-running house-music celebration began informally in 1990, and its roots extend even further back. Wayne Williams founded the Chosen Few DJ collective in 1977 [...]


By |2023-02-03T19:55:00-06:00February 3rd, 2023|African American, black History Month, Chicago, Dance Music, DJ,, House, House Music, House Music History, Music|

Gene Farris/Facebook These seminal producers played instrumental roles in developing the early sounds of electronic music and bringing it to the masses. RACHEL KUPFER  FEB 1, 2021 More than 40 years ago in Chicago's underground club scene, the foundational wave of modern dance music was just starting to hit its stride. It was the [...]

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2018 Dates, Lineup & Everything In One Place

By |2018-07-26T16:22:14-05:00January 11th, 2018|5 Magazine, Announcements, House Music, Music, Music News, My House Radio, news, Promotional|

The DJs that brought House Music to the White House bring it back to the Southside this Summer.   Chicago’s souled-up Woodstock returns in July 2018: The Chosen Few DJs have announced the dates for the 2018 Chosen Few Picnic, taking place on the Southside of Chicago. The 28th annual Chosen Few Picnic and Festival [...]

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