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House Music The origins of House music trace back to the 1980s following a trail that reaches the Atlantic ocean the Mediterranean dance floors of Ibiza finds its way into the backdoors of New Yorks recording studios and includes VIP passes to the clubs of Chicago and London House is now considered by many the form of modern dance music House musics earliest roots are found in the musical hotspots of Chicago around 1985 One particular New York DJ Frankie Knuckles had a regular show at a club called The Warehouse Knuckles would play with soul and disco tunes by using a drum machine-generating a 44 beat on top of them jahsoniccom The clubbers loved this new sound and house music named for the club was born More DJs took to the tables and the studios and soon there was an abundance of new house tracks penetrating both the clubs and airwaves of Chicago The new sound found its way to the East Coast where DJs in Philadelphia and New York spun their own interpretations of classic dance tunes with a house beat on top However the biggest fans of the Chicago sound were not in the US at all Interview Brandon Klitz 2002 Simultaneously pirate radio in Britain took to the Chicago sounds Incidentally at the time pirate stations were the only ones playing black music of any kind in the UK Before long house was the new soundtrack of the underground clubs of London The first house tune to break the underground ceiling was Farley Jackmaster Funks cover of Isaac Hayes Love Cant Turn Around which reached the national charts in September 1986 jahsoniccom The UK couldnt seem to get enough of this new type of music Soon commercial success showcased several of the early artists Steve Silk Hurley was the first to reach the ultimate goal the UK No1 with Jack Your Body in January 1987 This success paved the way for
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