House Dancing in Chicago Outside The Warehouse (with Audio Commentary)
Frankie Knuckles 1977
A few months ago, I stopped in Chicago on my way from Salt Lake City to Miami, where I was moving to. I'd started DJing, House Dancing, and producing just under two years before that, and wanted to soak up a little bit of House Music history. So I linked up with Julius the Mad Thinker, who took me to a spot where DJ Lego was playing. I also wanted to check out The Warehouse in person, so Julius drove us out to the first two locations for the legendary club, where Frankie Knuckles, one of House Music's pioneers and often credited as the DJ who sparked the industry, held his famous DJ residency from 1977-1982. Before I left Chicago the next morning, I returned to 206 South Jefferson Street to dance outside the location of the original Warehouse. The excitement and feeling of House Dancing in that spot, along with a helpful voiceover describing this new urban dance style, is included in the video below. I hope you enjoy and share it.
Keep dancing, because dancing will set us free.
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HDDD Episode 5 - House Dancing in Chicago Outside The Warehouse (with Audio Commentary) via DJDannyDance
The excellent song in the video is "Gonna Be Alright (Original Mix)" by Martin Dawson and Andre Crom, available for purchase on OFF Recordings. Buy it!
Danny Dance is a Miami DJ, Producer/Remixer, House Dancer, and House Music Blogger working to expand the role and influence of House Music and House Dance culture in Miami and beyond.
Last edited by dannydance; 11-30-2010 at 11:06 PM.
Very inspiring and informative. I'll definitely start reading your blog. Keep the spirit flowing.
Thanks for the love, write2. Look forward to your readership ;)
Originally Posted by write2kc