The Roots of House Part 2: Post-Disco & Boogie

By disman00911 disman00911
updated about 1 month ago

A 13-part retrospective of the Chicago house sound of the 1980s heard in the clubs or on radio stations like defunct 102.7 WBMX and WGCI. Below are the other lists:


After the demise of disco in popular culture, music that is considered to be "post-disco" became one of the main sources of underground dance music in the early half of the 1980s.

Around the same time, the famed Chicago dj team known as the Hot Mix 5 (Farley Jackmater Funk, Ralphi Rosario, Scott Smokin' Silz, Mickey Mixin Oliver, and Kenny Jammin Jason) were formed.

the music featured here can be considered either R&B, "Post-Disco", Boogie, Dub, or early New York Garage music. There's also some mainstream R&B artists (Prince, Rick James, etc) featured as well.

The time period is from 1981 to around 1986 with some 1980 holdovers. Naturally, the music gets more synthesized as the years go by.

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