Tag: marshall jefferson

Interview: Roy Davis Jr.

Roy Davis Jr. is, in no uncertain terms, a legendary DJ and Producer who has helped define this thing we know as House music. With a (self titled) “soul-electronic” sound, bringing together the sounds of garage, disco, r&b, house, hip hop and soul, Roy has graced everything from underground imprints to major league labels since the 1990′s, including everything from Defected, King Street Sounds, XL Recordings to Universal, Sony and Warner Brothers. Initially turned on to dance music by DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson, and Lil’ Louis, Roy Davis Jr. started spinning himself at the age of 12, ... Read more

Legends Of House Podcast #002 By K’Alexi Shelby

After Paul Johnson’s  gruesome kick-off to DHA’s new Legends Of House Podcast series, in collaboration with HJCKD AM, last month, we’re following with the second installation to the series with none other than mr. K’Alexi Shelby. This Chi Town native became known for his 1991 EP “It’s Me/Club M.C.M”, which became an instant club classic, appearing on numerous compilations including albums by techno DJs Laurent Garnier and DJ Hell. Over the years, K-Alexi has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Derrick May, Dave Angel and Felix da Housecat. See also: Paul Johnson Podcast A veteran of house music ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Marshall Jefferson

“At the time everybody all just assumed that the term House must have come from the Warehouse club. But the people that went to the Warehouse really called the music that was played there ‘Rice & Beans music’ “ Interview: Milan van Ooijen Write-up:  Sören Schmidt There are a few people who fit the title ‘Godfather of House’. But Marshall Jefferson can carry it with pride. That’s not only because he was there when it all started off but mostly because he defined House music as we know it today. Jefferson was originally a record producer in the Universal Recording ... Read more

80’s Aussie Hit ‘Space Invaders’ Inspired The Very First House Track

“For me, just that whole groove of it was incredible. So that’s what became my signature record whenever I played anywhere” Jesse Saunders The question on what was the very first house track ever made is disputed to this day, but there is some agreement that one of the sure contenders is ‘On And On‘ by Chicago pioneer Jesse Saunders. The seven and a half minute 808-bonanza is commonly pointed to as the first chapter in the Chicago house sound, which ushered in an era of closely collaborating young talents who would soon find fame across the Atlantic, like Frankie ... Read more