Tag: chicago

tunesday | rhythm controll – my house

Februar 17th, 2015 — 6:00pm

tunesday - rhythm controll - my house

chicago´s one-off project rhythm controll by chuck roberts, claudius parker, darrell bruce abbott and tony lewis only released „my house“, but the now legendary record went on to have a major impact on the whole house music scene, due to the acapella part, spoken by roberts, which was later sampled on hundreds of different titles over the years. Continue reading »

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tunesday | ken gill – ken gill ep

Januar 27th, 2015 — 6:16pm

tunesday - ken gill - ken gill ep

although ken gill is a new name to most, he is apparently a long-standing friend of larry heard and was on the scene when larry and bernard badie worked on music ideas between 1993 and 1997. Continue reading »

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tunesday | lil louis – french kiss

Januar 20th, 2015 — 6:03pm

tunesday - lil louis - french kiss

chicago born louis burns is mostly known under his moniker lil louis. the son of guitarist bobby simms, who recorded for chess and appeared with the psychedelic-soul unit rotary connection, started playing drums and bass at the age of 8. in 1974, while working at a party organized by his mother mary to unite chicago gangs, louis was asked to play after the dj fell ill. the acclaim from the crowd birthed the 12-year-old´s career as a dj. shortly after, he began djing in adult night clubs. it was during a police raid at the river´s edge club, that louis was given his now renowed stage name „lil louis“ from a riled, witty police officer. Continue reading »

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tunesday | adonis – no way back

Januar 13th, 2015 — 6:00pm

tunesday - adonis - no way back

michael adonis smith, better known as adonis, was born and raised on the west side of chicago. he played bass guitar with serveral jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in the city: house music. Continue reading »

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tunesday | house to house feat. kym mazelle – taste my love

Dezember 2nd, 2014 — 6:33pm

marshall julius jefferson was born in 1959 in chicago and began producing dance tracks electronically in 1985 when he was still working nights at a local post offices. in 1986 he wrote and recorded “move your body (the house music anthem)” with three postal colleagues, which was released on trax records and became his breakthrough. jefferson also produced under different aliases like hercules, virgo or in this case house to house amongst others. Continue reading »

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tunesday | rt sound factor – 7th heaven – tribute to the memory of frankie knuckles

November 25th, 2014 — 6:15pm

when the godfather of house music, frankie knuckles died at the age of 59 on march 31st 2014, the fast-moving (dance) music world stood still for a moment. the passing of one of our mentors hit many people hard, including prescription records co-founder and chicago native ron trent who participated three days later at cdr berlin, where he paid tribute to him in musical form. Continue reading »

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tunesday | herbie hancock – stars in your eyes

Juli 8th, 2014 — 6:40pm

chicago´s herbert jeffrey “herbie” hancock doesn´t need much introduction. he is one of the best known modern jazz composers and was part of miles davis second great quintet. herbie is also one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk and soul in his music.

in 1980 he released his twenty-ninth album “monster” where he avoided jazz and funk in favor of disco songs only. the record contains the underrated “stars in your eyes”, a brilliant machine-made disco track with ray parker jr. on the guitar and gavin christopher on the vocals. Continue reading »

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tunesday | chez damier – untitled

Juni 3rd, 2014 — 7:04pm

the music institute, kms, prescription: anthony pearson aka chez damier has dedicated his life to electronic music. from setting up the music institute in detroit with alton miller and george baker in 1987 to working for kms and founding prescription records with ron trent. Continue reading »

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tunesday | jazzy – lonely

Mai 13th, 2014 — 3:16pm

chicago´s curtis alan jones who is mostly known for his aliases cajmere and green velvet started releasing records in the late 1980s and nurtured the chicago house renaissance of the 1990s with his cajual records. Continue reading »

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tunesday | usg feat. monica elam – life 4 living

März 18th, 2014 — 5:47pm

ron trent and anthony nicholson started releasing records together in the mid 1990s under various pseudonyms such as urban sound gallery, konfusion kidzz and african blues. Continue reading »

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