Podcast 439: Luke Vibert
Celebrating the Kerrier District re-issue, the long-serving British producer delivers a mix as colorful as his discography.

Luke Vibert is likely to have touched many different ears, in many different ways, having had such a varied production history. One of his most revered projects was Kerrier District, an alias with whi…

Stream a New Mixtape from Sean Moriguchi
'Origins' was released and promoted by Australian record label, Future Classic.

Hailing from London, DJ-producer Sean Moriguchi has released a provoking mix that incorporates some of the latest tracks in tech-house while creating an underlying theme explaining the roots from whic…

Smartbar to Host Benefit Party for The Frankie Knuckles Foundation
The event is set to take place on January 17 from 10pm - 4am in Chicago.

The late, illustrious music icon Frankie Knuckles is one of the many reasons why Chicago is hailed as one of the house music capitals of the world. With this legend’s passing in March of 2014, t…

KCRW & Good For You Records Present - A Night at the Paradise Garage
The event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium on December 19.

While there are many various parties, locations, and artists that are accredited with being massively influential forces on modern dance culture and music, Larry Levan’s weekly Paradise Garage party i…

Podcast 408: Tyree Cooper - ADE 2015 Edition
A Chicago hero jacks the house in the run-up to the Amsterdam Dance Event.

If you’re a DJ who ever gets the chance to drop some early-era house into your sets, try dropping an old Tyree Cooper track—let’s say 1988’s “Turn Up the Bass,” released …

Q&A: Satoshi Tomiie Releases New Day
A decade and a half after his full-length debut, the house-music vet's second album is finally here.

If there were any justice in the world, Satoshi Tomiie would be exalted as one of house music’s prime movers, a towering figure gazing over the clubbing realm like a modern-day Colossus of Rhode…

Interview: Virgo Four's Merwyn Sanders
Heading into a live gig at Warm Up, the Chicago house veteran tells his side of the story.

If Merwyn Sanders knows that he’s one of Chicago house music’s most formative producers, he certainly doesn’t act like it. His work with Virgo Four spawned some of the genre’s most formative tracks, a…

"Tears": An Oral History
As a new Frankie Knuckles retrospective hits the shops, Satoshi Tomiie, Robert Owens and Judy Weinstein look back at the making of one of house's seminal songs.

Just over one year on from the Frankie Knuckles’s untimely death, the Defected label, in collaboration with Def Mix, is about to release a retrospective of the Godfather of House’s greates…

Listen to Two Previously Unheard Frankie Knuckles Mixes
Over the weekend, BBC Radio 1's 'Essential Mix' broadcast a pair of recordings from the late Godfather of House.

To mark the one-year anniversary of Frankie Knuckles’ passing, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix has aired a pair of previously unheard mixes from the so-called Godfather of House. The first mix…

Podcast 336: Frankie Knuckles

The history of house music is littered with iconic characters, but the influence of Frankie Knuckles can’t be understated. Often referred to as “The Godfather of House Music,” the Br…

Frankie Knuckles A New Reality

There are plenty of “Legends of House,” but only one Frankie Knuckles. After a lengthy break from recording, the don is back with an album full of his patented big room, New York-style gar…

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