House rose from the cracks of Chicago's warehouse disco scene to be a global force in music.
But just because billions of ears dig this stuff and it changed pop history ... Sometimes, it still sucks.
As proof, we here at Crossfade dug up some examples of how stupid it's all gonna look in retrospec ... More >>
House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark.
As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... More >>
Electronic dance music wunderkind MANIK (AKA Chris Manik) takes music very seriously. For one thing, he's a prolific producer with over a dozen records released on top labels like Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations, and Culprit in just a few years.
But Manik is also a scholar of music. Literally. ... More >>
A Soul Clap is a clap made on the eighth note of a beat. The Boston-bred duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine bring their soulful disco, funk, and hip-hop influenced house all over the world to footloose crowds hungry for a good time. They've been making beats together since they were teen ... More >>
DJ Harvey: He aims to pleaseDJ Harvey Bassett's resume reads like the very history of vanguard music since the '70s. Born and bred in Cambridge, UK, he was an original '77 punk rocker whose band The Ersatz saw rotation on John Peel's legendary radio show. But soon enough, he traded his drums ... More >>
For those of you tragically not in attendance that night, legendary UK DJ Greg Wilson made his highly anticipated WMC debut (in fact his Miami debut altogether) at Electric Pickle on Wednesday, March 24, schooling us all on the authentic disc jockey artform. Beyond simply reinstating the definiti ... More >>
Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>
Frankie Knuckles is hardly a man who needs introduction. The legendary
DJ/producer is a pivotal figure in the history of house music, having
begun his stellar career alongside Larry Levan in NYC and as resident DJ at the
Warehouse in '70s Chicago, back when house music was still an
experimental offs ... More >>
No ifs, no ands, and definitely no buts about it -- when DJ Jonathan Brody is asked to define his genre, he comes back with a quick and decisive "disco, disco, disco!" Sure, it swings "from new disco to Italo Disco disco-house," but in the end it's clear: this cat's got it bad for the four-to-the-fl ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>