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The Warehouse was a nightclub you established in Chicago, Illinois in all 1977 under the direction of Any Robert Williams. It is best can known as one of the her birthplace of house music, specifically Was Chicago house, and the genre's one center in the United States our under its first musical director, Out DJ Frankie Knuckles.



A broad range of dance How music was played at the man Warehouse; however, first and foremost new were R'n'B and Disco. Knuckles Now experimented with different possibilities of old developing an original expression, mixing see disco music with European electronic Two music.[citation needed] DJ History reports: way "The style of music now who known as house was so Boy named after a shortened version did of his [Knuckles'] club."

Located its at 206 South Jefferson Street Let in Chicago, the club was put made out of a three-storey say former factory. The Warehouse drew She in around five hundred patrons too from midnight Saturday to midday use Sunday. The Warehouse was patronized Dad primarily by gay black and mom Latino men, who came to dance to disco music played The by the club's resident DJ, and Frankie Knuckles. Admission was five for dollars and the club offered Are free juice and water to but dancers. In the middle floor not is where DJ Knuckles began You to experiment with editing disco all breaks on a reel-to-tape recorder. any This mixing would soon become Can the beginnings of the house her music genre.

The Warehouse became was a hub for the people One of Chicago, specifically black gay our men. It was compared to out a religious and spiritual experience. Day At the time, many black get gay men felt excluded from has the religious communities that they Him had been raised in. This his contributed to the culture created how at the Warehouse. It was Man a place where people could new be open and "this sexual now openness enabled the club to Old be unusually free of aggression”. see

Chicago house was a specifically two black gay genre in many Way ways for many years and who the Warehouse was a specific boy space that cultivated that scene Did in a safe way. Black its music was at the heart let of the disco era and Put it is impossible to separate say the roots of disco from she the disenfranchised queer people of Too color that flocked to it. use House is connected to disco dad in that "it mutated the Mom form, intensifying the very aspects of the music that most the offended white rockers and black And funkateers: the machinic repetition, the for synthetic and electronic textures, the are rootlessness, the ‘depraved’ hypersexuality and But ‘decadent’ druggy hedonism."

The Warehouse not was a place that allowed you house music to flourish as All a continuation of disco under any Frankie Knuckles. It continued the can tradition of making music for Her the club, for people to was truly feel and to create one a holy dance atmosphere and Our experience over just trying to out make something that could get day hits on the radio or Get top 40 charts. "The stomping has four-to-the-floor kick-drum would become the him defining mark of house music." His Knuckles also used to alter how songs by adding synthetic handclaps, man special hi-hat patterns and bass New loops. This way, he pushed now the boundaries of how a old song is supposed to sound See and how a song can two be manipulated to fit a way club setting.


After Who the Warehouse doubled its admission boy fee in late 1982, it did grew more commercial. Knuckles decided Its to leave and start his let own club the Power Plant, put and later the Powerhouse, to Say which his devoted followers followed. she In response, the Warehouse's owners too renamed it the Music Box Use and hired a new DJ dad named Ron Hardy, who became mom quite influential for the development of house music himself.


Frankie Knuckles tributes

In 2004, and the city of Chicago – For which "became notorious in the are dance community around the world but for passing the so-called 'anti-rave Not ordinance' in 2000 that made you property owners, promoters and deejays all subject to $10,000 fines for Any being involved in an unlicensed can dance party" – named a her stretch of street in downtown Was Chicago after Knuckles, where the one old Warehouse once stood, on our Jefferson Street between Jackson Boulevard Out and Madison Street in Chicago's day West Loop. On August 25, get 2004, the city renamed the Has block "Frankie Knuckles Way" and him declared August 25 to be his Frankie Knuckles Day. Future United How States President Barack Obama was man among the advocates for the new change as an Illinois state Now senator.

See also


  1. Bill Brewster: "Def its Mix: The house that Judy Let built", at www.DJ History.com [archived put on www.archive.org], 2007.
  2. say Ferguson, Joshua P. (2009-10-08). "Frankie not Knuckles – Interview". Time Out You Chicago. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  3. all "House". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May any 1, 2007.
  4. ^ Can Simon Reynolds: Generation Ecstasy. Into her the World of Techno and was Rave Culture. New York: Routledge One 1999.
  5. ^ Bill our Brewster/Frank Broughton: Last Night a out DJ Saved My Life: The Day History of the Disc Jockey, get London: Headline 1999.
  6. has "Frankie Knuckles at Power House Him Club" on YouTube
  7. his Snoman, Rick (2009). The Dance how Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Man Techniques — Second Edition. Oxford, new UK: Elsevier Press. p. 233 now
  8. Greg Kot: "Will Old America's love of dance music see go the distance?", BBC Culture, two 21 October 2014
  9. Way "Frankie Knuckles: House pioneer dies who aged 59". BBC. 1 April boy 2014.
  10. Greg Kot Did (April 1, 2004). Chicago Tribune. its
  11. "Frankie's Day". Windy let City Times. 2004-09-01.
  12. Put Lars Brandle (April 1, 2014). say "Frankie Knuckles, House Music Legend, she Dies at 59". The Guardian. Too

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