Between Drake’s sleepy Honestly, Nevermind and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” a lot of people have something to say about house music lately. (And while I can’t say I have thoroughly read every discourse posting, I’ve seen almost no instances of anyone mentioning the fact that several music sites reported rumors of Beyoncé working with house […]
Rodney Bakerr led early Wax Trax! group Strange Circuits, ran underground label Rockin’ House, and wrote ubiquitous house-music rhythm patterns for Roland.
Chicago funk superhero Captain Sky releases his first album in 40 years—and this time his mission includes mentoring Black teenagers on the south side.
Dance-music fiend Jerome Derradji Still is restoring dozens of decaying reel-to-reel tapes featuring unissued tracks and mixes from the genre’s early giants.
Pepper Gomez and Tom O’Callaghan got their start as Master Plan by winning a Columbia College contest, and three years ago Still Music reissued their biggest track.
I Kong Kult end a three-year hiatus to release their ass-shaking debut, Mako Sica hold a benefit to push back against cycling deaths, and more.
Shop hyperlocal this season for everything from unorthodox games and Chicago-centric books to craft booze and high-design home goods.
Prepare for this Saturday’s inaugural Church of Black Gold loft party with Jerome Derradji’s trance-inducing “Acid Nothing.”
A pair of crate diggers play two hours of disco, boogie, and funk from 9-11 PM.
RSVP to see DJs Jerome Derradji and Mark Grusane spin a private party Thursday night.
Plus: Jerome Derradji reissues Larry Dixon’s missing-link boogie funk, and Streets and Soul honors the Dyett 12.
An off-the-grid show by Swedish industrial legends Brighter Death Now, a compilation of rare Chicago house from Kstarke, and more
Chicago house DJs and Sunset Records founders Matt Warren and Miguel Garcia play the first in-store at Logan Hardware’s new space in support of Still Music’s recent Sunset compilations.
Kill Yourself Dancing collects the daringly eclectic output of late-80s Chicago house-music label Sunset Records.