36 Min Released Aug 1, 2016

41. Breaking Down The House

The fingerprints of house music are all over mainstream pop, but much of its sound has been whitewashed. That ubiquitous four-to-the-floor kick and synth bass sound draws from Chicago's queer, black and latinx warehouse club culture. Micah Salkind is working on a book on the history of these communities. Together we break down the sonic origins of this music through a modern track that fully embraces its cultural nexus: "Hideaway" by Kiesza. Micah takes us back to Chicago in the 1980s, and we explore how this sound came to be and where it is going today. 

FEATURING* Kiesza - Hideaway

  • Loleeta Holloway - Love Sensation
  • Black box - Ride On Time
  • Madonna - Vogue
  • Mr. Finder - The Juice
  • Kanye West - Fade
  • Rythim Is Rythim - Strings Of Life
  • Paul Oakenfold - You Could Be Happy
  • Frankie Knuckles - Your Love
  • MFSB ft The Three Degrees - T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  • Jesse Saunders - On and On
  • Diplo - Be Right There 
  • Justin Bieber - Sorry
  • Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For
  • Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Love Inspired 

MORE STUFF* Find more of Micah's work at micah-salkind.squarespace.com/about/ and his DJ sets at www.mixcloud.com/micahjackson

  • Listen to Shaun J. Wright & Alinka on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/aalinkaa/shaun-j-wright-alinka-love
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