In November 2021, news broke that filled the Chicago house-music community with pride. Hometown house legends Ten City were nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronica Album for Judgement, their first full-length studio recording since 1994. Many Chicago fans remembered that around the time of the group’s formation in the mid-1980s, their producer, house pioneer […]
Dave Shelton didn’t just found the legendary Medusa’s—he also helped everyone in his orbit shine like a star.
A tour and oral history of the long-gone spaces that birthed one of the foundational sounds in modern pop
DJ and collector Mark Grusane, cofounder of defunct south-side shop Mr. Peabody Records, talks about the insanely rare and sought-after tracks he’s sharing on his new compilation.
A series of events in the south-side neighborhood is rounded out by a panel and dance party devoted to house music.
In these excerpts from his lively and meticulous new book, The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America, longtime Reader contributor Michaelangelo Matos chronicles the three-decade ascent of EDM.
Chicago (and people from all over the world) remembered the influential musician, DJ, and producer at Progressive Baptist Church yesterday.
The house-music legend is dead at 59.
The Chicago in Evan Osnos’s story is the Chicago you’d see out the window of the mayor’s limo.
Chicago house producer Traxx could make better music if he put less stock in 25-year-old production techniques.