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Dee Jay Alicia grooves the house

Dee Jay Alicia grooves the house

Chicago House Club Tour Pub Crawl Celebtrates its 2nd Annual

 by Kai EL ‘ Zabar

Chicago celebrates the music that emerged from its spirit and energy this summer kicking off  on Wednesday June 29 with the House Club Tour, LLC, founded by House music industry veterans Dana Divine and Ronda Flowers, will kick-off the 2016 July 4th holiday and house music season with Chicago’s 2Nd Annual Chicago House Club Tour Pub Crawl.

Last year over 1500 House Music lovers attended this rousing event as it toured Chicago’s Southside on buses affectionately nicknamed “The House Party Bus”. House music fans boarded the buses ready to party and were dropped off at 9 venues throughout the city where the music filled the rafters.

“Inspired by the popular Jazz Club Crawl that takes many the House Club tour chauffeurs fans of the music clubs showcasing Chicago’s hottest house music DJ’s, clubs, and celebrities,” says Dana Devine. “That way they can get their party on. So

Duane Powell master of the blend of old, new and future sound

Duane Powell master of the blend of old, new and future sound

get on the bus and leave the driving to us.”

“If you haven’t checked out these clubs that feature House, it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with them and experience the fun and choose your favorite few and then check  them out on your own. We’re going to have a ball,” says coproducer Ronda Flowers.

You are reminded that transportation is provided by buses to 9 various venues throughout the city but seats are limited and VIP packages are available. So make your reservations now!

For more information log on to www.houseclubtour.com or                  houseclubtour@gmail.com

 

House Club Tour 2016 DJ Line-Up:

Vick Lavender/Duane Powell/Robert Royale/Terry James/Nick Nonstop/Voc Walters/Mady Mod/DJ Cel/CZ Boogie/Malik Shabazz/FLX/Torin

Celeste Alexander pumps up the base

Celeste Alexander pumps up the base

Edmond/Maurice Joshua/Hula Mahone/Greg Winfield/ Celeste Alexander/Dee Jay Alicia/ 50 Millz/ Ron Carroll/ DJ Boxx/ Lil John/ DJ Peace

You can start your evening Club Crawl at any location. Venues Include:

1.Reggie’s Rooftop (2105 S. State St.) 2.L26 (South Loop Hotel-2600 S. State St.) 3.Norman’s Bistro

(1001 E. 43rd St.) 4.The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) 5.France’s Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.) 6.Red Pepper Lounge (428 E. 87th St.) 7.Lemelle’s (1801 W. 87th St.) 8.Family Den

(8942 S. Stony Island) 9.V75 Lounge (125 W. 75th St.)

ABOUT House Music:

House is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized in Chicago, circa 1984. House music quickly spread to other American cities such as Detroit, New York City, Baltimore, and     Newark – all of which developed their own regional scenes.

Vick Lavender, the architect lays the House down

Vick Lavender, the architect lays the House down

In the mid-to-late 1980s, house music became popular in Europe as well as major cities in South America, and Australia. Early house music commercial success in Europe saw songs such as “Pump Up The Volume” by MARRS (1987), “House Nation” by House Master Boyz and the Rude Boy of House (1987), “Theme from S’Express” by S’Express (1988) and “Doctorin’ the House” by Coldcut (1988) in the pop charts. Since the early to mid-1990s, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.

Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beathi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalistic, and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself.

Malik Shabazz showcases his style on DefJam

Malik Shabazz showcases his style on DefJam

House music in the 2010s, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies widely in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmosphericdeep house to the more minimalistic microhouse. House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion sub genres, such as euro house, tech house, electro house and jump house.

In the late 1980s, many local Chicago house music artists suddenly found themselves presented with major label deals. House music proved to be a commercially successful genre and a more mainstream pop-based variation grew increasingly popular. Artists and groups such as Madonna,Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Aretha Franklin, Bananarama, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Steps, Kylie Minogue, Björk, and C+C Music Factory all incorporated the genre into their work in the 1990s and beyond.

After enjoying significant success in the early to mid-90s, house music grew even larger during the second wave of progressive house (1999–2001). The genre has remained popular and fused into other popular subgenres, for example, G-house, deep house, tech house and bass house. As of 2016, house music remains extremely popular in both clubs and in the mainstream pop scene while retaining a foothold on underground scenes across the globe

 

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