A newly discovered Frankie Knuckles track is set for release.
Taken from reel-to-reel tape from some of the late house pioneer's early studio sessions in the 1980s, 'I Want The Love Of My Own' was discovered in the vaults of Chicago label DJ International. Previously unheard and unreleased, the single has been restored from tape since being recorded over 30 years ago, and mixed by Knuckles’ collaborator Eric Kupper.
Chicago house legend Paul Johnson is in an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with Covid-19.
A short film on the music genre and dance style footwork is being projected onto Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a huge Art Deco building home to shops, offices and showrooms, through to early September.
The projections are taking place as part of the city's Year Of Chicago Music project, which sees the Department Of Cultural And Special Events link up with Art On TheMart, a public art initiative. Three films are being projected onto the building for the project, and the first of those is 'Footnotes', an animation on footwork.
Eric Prydz is set to play under all three of his alias' at a new festival in Chicago.
Taking place across Labour Day weekend (September 4th & 5th), a new multi-stage festival titled ARC will make its debut in the city's Union Park, with surrounding Parties throughout Chicago set to be announced in the coming months.
Traxman, RP Boo and DJ Clent are to teach an online workshop series on footwork and juke production.
Launching later this year, Chicago Footworkology Music Edition is an online workship series presented by Creation Global, which will offer three online masterclasses across one weekend.
Larry Heard has announced a new release series.
Chicago legend Larry Heard, AKA Mr. Fingers, has revealed plans for an archival release series dubbed 'Vault Sessions', incoming via his own Alleviated Records imprint.
DJ Earl will release his new album, ‘BASS + FUNK & SOUL’ this Friday 4th December.
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