Chicago House Essentials

Interviews, profiles, news and stories about the history of Chicago House Music – the artists, labels, clubs and culture that brought a new form of music to the world.

Beyond Heaven Showcases ’80s Chicago House Music Party Flyers

Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers from 1983 to 1989 is now available for the Old School lover in your life.

Lester Fitzpatrick: A Chicago Story

Tristan Dominguez talks to the ultra-prolific Chicago producer Lester Fitzpatrick.
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Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and How House Music Movies Are Made

Everyone will be Unsung. Including you.

Jerome Baker: A Chicago Story

Once DJ Boris, sometimes Lord Damien, but he's best as just Jerome Baker. This is a Chicago Story of one of the city's best.
Video Clash

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.
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Vincent Floyd: Sometimes They Come Back

Vincent Floyd made several stone cold classics in the 1990s, but never knew anyone was listening. But they were.

Reflections on Frankie Knuckles

Symbolically and appropriately, 5 Magazine, a Chicago publication (in origin and spirit), was and is intricately tied to Frankie Knuckles. Without pause, Frankie Knuckles not only lived the "roots of modern dance" - he personified...

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Everyone Is About To Feast On The Beast

“Everyone is About to Feast on the Beast”

A who's who of classic Chicago House artists have launched a legal strike to reclaim their rights from Trax Records. A reckoning over the past has been a long time coming...
Glenn Davis DJ mix

Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve