On the evening of Thursday, June 30, dozens of young Black dancers gathered on the Chicago Riverwalk across from the Merchandise Mart. At 9 PM that night, Art on the […]
A tour and oral history of the long-gone spaces that birthed one of the foundational sounds in modern pop
Ever since Frankie Knuckles died in 2014, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has ramped up efforts to commemorate the sound and culture that the famous house […]
Sirr Tmo’s production work has been derailed by a computer failure, but Saturday’s Mucho Culo dance party will help him raise funds for new equipment.
Photos of the long-running Pilsen street festival and its house-music celebration, House of Sol, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year
Anthony Janas makes sound art by sailing a boat, Fiesta del Sol celebrates ten years of its house-music festival, and more.
Subterranean hosts a benefit show for Mucho Culo, which was based out of a studio destroyed in a July fire.
Treated Crew rapper Mic Terror leads the charge on this collaborative EP, a blend of hip-hop and footwork that can be traced back to his coming-of-age in Chicago’s south suburbs.
The Chicago producer died before the music he helped define could break out, but he’s still inspiring his Teklife crew—which is releasing a compilation to benefit his young son.
Dance Mania Records helped birth ghetto house, juke, and footwork music—now it’s back to court the EDM crowd.
Here’s what local musicians (and other tastemakers) were listening to in 2009.