by Marlon West (FB: marlon.west1 Twitter: @marlonw IG: stlmarlonwest Spotify: marlonwest)


House music was born in Chicago clubs that catered to gay, predominantly Black and Latino patrons in the early 1980s.

It fused the symphonic sweep and soul diva vocals of the 1970s, with high-tempo, electronic dance music.

House reached Europe by 1986, with tracks on Chicago labels Trax and DJ International penetrating the British pop charts.

Legendary nightclubs such as New York’s “Paradise Garage” and Chicago’s “Warehouse” set the stage for modern club culture.

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This collection features early vanguards like Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Chip E., Steve “Silk” Hurley, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Larry Heard or Mr. Fingers, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, and many others.

Do enjoy. And as always, stay safe, sane, and kind.

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