FROM JACK TO JUKE: 25 YEARS OF GHETTO HOUSE BY SONALI AGGARWAL
Out of all the cities in the United States influential to popular music, New York City, Nashville, Motown, Los Angeles, etc… no city rivals Chicago in regards to the development of dance music and dance music/DJ Culture. Many have imitated, but it was Chicago that literally gave birth to almost all modern entertainment. Even Hip Hop and Rap music has waned in popularity and fallen prey to House music, which has surpassed every other genre of entertainment in the world as we speak. Pop music fans don’t even realize they’re listening to Techno because the Black Eyed Peas are rapping over it, and they can’t tell why one song is good and one is not.
Hopefully they will receive the credit they deserve for the innovation behind todays most popular music and most dance moves some 30 years after it’s inception.