Feb 5, 2014
Johnson's "Feel My M.F. Bass" is the kind of raw, raunchy house music that'll get you on the dance floor.
by Leor Galil
Do This, Music, Strut, Dance Mania, Paul Johnson, Feel My M.F. Bass, Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995, Strut Records, Chrissy Murderbot, Victor Parris Mitchell, Ray Barney
Arts & Culture,
Jul 3, 2013
The armies of Napoleon enthusiasts include cops, stockbrokers, historians, bodybuilding magnates—and a certain local rock critic. Nearly 200 years after his final defeat at Waterloo, the spirit of l'Empereur is alive and well.
by Aimee Levitt
Feature, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon enthusiasts, Jim DeRogatis, Terrence Walsh, Victor Eiser, Tom Meyer, Brigade Napoleon, Grand Tactique, Mark Schneider, Napoleonic Historical Society, Patio Theater, Todd Fisher, John Brewster, Emperor's Press, International Napoleonic Society, Ben Weider, Code Napoleon, Paul Johnson, J. David Markham, Musee Napoleon, Paul Cheney, Sheperd Paine, Tom Hoff, Sybaris, The Battle of Marengo, Mark Schneider, The Battle of Belvidere, Waterloo, Frank Samson, Isser Woloch
May 23, 2013
Twelve years after it folded, the Chicago label that helped birth ghetto house, juke, and footwork music makes a play for the new EDM crowd.
by Leor Galil
Music Feature, EDM, Gant-Man, Spin, David Quam, dance music, DJ Funk, DJ Slugo, electronic dance music, ghetto house, house music, juke, Duane Buford, Trax Records, Larry Sherman, Vince Lawrence, disco, Bright Star, footwork music, record labels, Dance Mania Records, Ray Barney, Victor Parris Mitchell, Paul Johnson, Traxman, Cornelius Ferguson, DJ Funk, Charles Chambers, Robert Armani, Michaelangelo Matos, Chicago Reader, books, history, raves, rave history, Midwest Raves, Daft Punk, Wax Master, Steve Mizek, Argot, Tasteful Nudes, Little White Earbuds, Barney's Records, Willie Barney, Barney's Swing Shop, record distribution, record stores, Jesse Saunders, Bradley University, Video
May 3, 2012
Chicago house music is the sound of global pop today. In the 90s, though, it was on life support—until a new wave of producers, including Cajmere and DJ Sneak, got the city doing the Percolator.
by Michaelangelo Matos
Music Feature, house music, Chicago house music, DJ Sneak, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Frankie Knuckles, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Trax, DJ International, raves, North Coast Music Festival, Spring Awakening Music Festival, DeadMau5, Skrillex, Gramaphone Records, Hip House, Cajmere, DJ Derrick Carter, filter disco, Daft Punk, DJ Funk, Boo Williams, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, WBMX Hot Mix 5, Curtis A. Jones, Justin Long, Dajae, DJ Traxx, ghetto house, booty house, Julius Romero, MDMA, ecstasy, Rave Archive, Kate Simko, acid, Green Velvet, juke, footwork, Nero, Swedish House Mafia, Cajual Records, Slideshow, Video