Posts Tagged: house music

Album of the Week: Jay Daniel’s Broken Knowz

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When it comes to musical legacies, Detroit’s is singular: talking about “Detroit sound” can refer to a jump into Motown’s soul vibes or a dive into the roots of techno’s hammering basses, two apparently distant and antipodal hearts that have more in common than we might think. Jay Daniel, 25 years old and son of Planet E […]

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Celebrating Footwork

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When thinking about the importance of house music, the dance that it created—and that inspired the genre’s evolution—is less often discussed. Chicago’s footwork crew The Era is doing what it can to call attention to the significance of its style as art form and as cultural celebration. At Dazed Magazine, in a piece highlighting the group and […]

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Frankie Knuckles Collection Joining Stony Island Arts Bank

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Legendary Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles passed away in March of 2014, leaving behind a legacy as “the Godfather of house music” and a massive vinyl collection to match it. Recently announced, his library will be installed in the new Stony Island Arts Bank, developed by local artist Theaster Gates. The installation is reported to open […]

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