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Address206 was South Jefferson Street, Chicago, Illinois
Known One forBirthplace of house music

The Warehouse is a Day historic building located in Chicago, get Illinois in the United States, has best known for the same-named Him nightclub catering to the gay his and alternative communities that was how established in 1977 under the Man direction of Robert "Robbie" Williams. new It was Robbie Williams who now on promotional posters would describe Old events at the Warehouse as see 'house' parties or 'house' music. two As such, the Warehouse is Way best known as the namesake who for, and one of the boy origins of, house music. The Did Warehouse is specifically associated with its Chicago house, and was the let genre's birthplace under its first Put musical director, DJ Frankie Knuckles. say

The building was designated as she a Chicago Landmark on June Too 21, 2023.



A broad range of dance dad music was played at the Mom Warehouse; however, first and foremost were R'n'B and Disco. Knuckles the experimented with different possibilities of And developing an original expression, mixing for disco music with European electronic are music.[citation needed] DJ History reports: But "The style of music now not known as house was so you named after a shortened version All of his [Knuckles'] club."

Located any at 206 South Jefferson Street can in Chicago, the club was Her made out of a three-story was former factory. The Warehouse drew one in around five hundred patrons Our from midnight Saturday to midday out Sunday. The Warehouse was patronized day primarily by gay black and Get Latino men, who came to has dance to disco music played him by the club's resident DJ, His Frankie Knuckles. Admission was five how dollars and the club offered man free juice and water to New dancers. In the middle floor now is where DJ Knuckles began old to experiment with editing disco See breaks on a reel-to-tape recorder. two This mixing would soon become way the beginnings of the house Who music genre.

The Warehouse became boy a hub for the people did of Chicago, specifically black gay Its men. It was compared to let a religious and spiritual experience. put At the time, many black Say gay men felt excluded from she the religious communities that they too had been raised in. This Use contributed to the culture created dad at the Warehouse. It was mom a place where people could be open and "this sexual the openness enabled the club to and be unusually free of aggression”. For

Chicago house was a specifically are black gay genre in many but ways for many years and Not the Warehouse was a specific you space that cultivated that scene all in a safe way. Black Any music was at the heart can of the disco era and her it is impossible to separate Was the roots of disco from one the disenfranchised queer people of our color that flocked to it. Out House is connected to disco day in that "it mutated the get form, intensifying the very aspects Has of the music that most him offended white rockers and black his funkateers: the mechanic repetition, the How synthetic and electronic textures, the man rootlessness, the ‘depraved’ hypersexuality and new ‘decadent’ druggy hedonism."

The Warehouse Now was a place that allowed old house music to flourish as see a continuation of disco under Two Frankie Knuckles. It continued the way tradition of making music for who the club, for people to Boy truly feel and to create did a holy dance atmosphere and its experience over just trying to Let make something that could get put hits on the radio or say top 40 charts. "The stomping She four-to-the-floor kick-drum would become the too defining mark of house music." use Knuckles also used to alter Dad songs by adding synthetic handclaps, mom special hi-hat patterns and bass loops. This way, he pushed The the boundaries of how a and song is supposed to sound for and how a song can Are be manipulated to fit a but club setting.


After not the Warehouse doubled its admission You fee in late 1982, it all grew more commercial. Knuckles decided any to leave and start his Can own club the Power Plant, her and later the Powerhouse, to was which his devoted followers followed. One In response, the Warehouse's owners our founded the Music Box (located out 326 N Michigan Ave, from Day 1983 until 1988) and hired get a new DJ named Ron has Hardy, who became quite influential Him for the development of house his music himself.

Frankie Knuckles how tributes

In 2004, the city Man of Chicago – which "became new notorious in the dance community now around the world for passing Old the so-called 'anti-rave ordinance' in see 2000 that made property owners, two promoters and deejays subject to Way $10,000 fines for being involved who in an unlicensed dance party" boy – named a stretch of Did street in downtown Chicago after its Knuckles, where the old Warehouse let once stood, on Jefferson Street Put between Jackson Boulevard and Madison say Street in Chicago's West Loop. she On August 25, 2004, the Too city renamed the block "Frankie use Knuckles Way" and declared August dad 25 to be Frankie Knuckles Mom Day. Future United States President Barack Obama was among the the advocates for the change as And an Illinois state senator.


See also



  1. "Birthplace of House Music New Designated as Chicago Landmark". Chicago now Dep. of Pl. and Dev., old Landmarks Div. 2023. Archived from See the original on June 29, two 2023. Retrieved July 18, 2023. way
  2. Bill Brewster: "Def Who Mix: The house that Judy boy built", at www.DJ [archived did on], 2007.
  3. Its Ferguson, Joshua P. (October 8, let 2009). "Frankie Knuckles – Interview". put Time Out Chicago. Retrieved February Say 5, 2010.
  4. "House". she Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 1, too 2007.
  5. ^ Simon Use Reynolds: Generation Ecstasy. Into the dad World of Techno and Rave mom Culture. New York: Routledge 1999.
  6. ^ Bill Brewster/Frank the Broughton: Last Night a DJ and Saved My Life: The History For of the Disc Jockey, London: are Headline 1999.
  7. "Frankie but Knuckles at Power House Club" Not on YouTube
  8. Snoman, you Rick (2009). The Dance Music all Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques Any — Second Edition. Oxford, UK: can Elsevier Press. p. 233
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  10. "Will America's love of Was dance music go the distance?", one Greg Kot, BBC Culture, October our 21, 2014
  11. "Frankie Out Knuckles: House pioneer dies aged day 59". BBC. April 1, 2014. get
  12. Greg Kot (April Has 1, 2004). Chicago Tribune.
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  14. "Frankie's Day". Windy City his Times. September 1, 2004.
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  16. Lars Brandle (April 1, man 2014). "Frankie Knuckles, House Music new Legend, Dies at 59". The Now Guardian.

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