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History of House

The start of the ADE festival in Amsterdam is a good occasion to recommend this great documentary about the rise of house music from social unrest and Chicago’s underground gay clubs to a global dance movement as it exists today.

Nice quotes of Marshall Jefferson (‘Move your body’) from the documentary:

“House music was important because it showed the non musician that he could make music”

“Look, we weren’t musicians man, that’s the end of the story right there. We weren’t musicians, we weren’t songwriters. We did what we did. We did extremely good for our talent level. But overall I don’t think we had the musical talent to progress to that next level.”

Featured photo: Ron Hardy (1958-1992) house pioneer, together with Frankie Knuckles at the Warehouse in Chigago in the late seventies and early eighties.

Part 1

Part 2

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