90s Chicago Mixtapes Part 1 - House (89-92)
updated about 22 hours ago
Yet another retrospective: this time The post-WBMX era dance music that was popular in the Chicago clubs and on the radio (B96, WGCI, etc) between 1989 and 1998. I was a big fan of the house mixtapes and CDs that came out during this period. I deleted earlier lists which divided the songs by year (89, 90, 91, etc) because they were disorganized.
Chicago's legendary 102.7 WBMX was no more in October 1988 becoming Urban AC V103, leaving rival 107.5 WGCI as the only station on a major frequency to provide weekend dance mix shows in the Chicagoland area. The following year, struggling top 40 station 96.3 WBBM-FM "B96", which was slowly transforming from a standard Top 40 pop station to a very dance-leaning Top 40 station, picked up where WBMX left off and hired some of the station's former mixers.
Presented in this list are many of the house, acid house, freestyle, hip house, techno, breakbeat, euro-dance, hard house, ghetto/juke, and other dance tracks that were featured in Chicago radio mixshows from the likes of Julian Perez, Mario Diaz, Mickey Oliver, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Frankie Rodriguez, Mike Hitman Wilson, Martin Boogieman Luna, Brian Middleton, Tim "Spinnin' Schommer", Bobby D, and so on. In addition to B96 and WGCI, other smaller radio stations in the Chicagoland area that featured mixshows: WHPK, WNUR, WKKC, WCRX, and WCYC (now defunct) are also included.
The 1st list consists of random house tracks between 1989 and 1992 (plus some 1988 holdovers), a period where the hip house style was dominant before being replaced by techno and rave music in 1992, The tracks range from pop house (ce ce peniston, crystal waters, etc), deep house/garage, Detroit-style techno, form this period. Euro-Techno/Rave & Hip House tracks have their own respective lists from this period.