- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
NO WAY BACK, 151 (Original Mix), Your Only Friend, THE POKE, Like This (Extended Mix) and more.
In the early 1980s, Chicago club & radio DJs made and played their own edits of their favorite songs on reel-to-reel tape, and sometimes mixed in effects, drum machines, and other rhythmic electronic instrumentation. By 1985 subgenres of house, including deep house and acid house, quickly emerged and gained traction. One 1986 house tune called "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson made house music known outside of Chicago and was called "the house music anthem" by many. By 1986, UK labels were releasing house music, and starting in 1987, house tracks by Chicago and Detroit DJs and producers, such as Steve Hurley, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Larry Heard, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson were appearing on and even topping the UK charts. In January 1987, US artist Steve 'Silk' Hurley's "Jack Your Body" reached number one in the UK. The same month also saw Raze enter the top 20 with "Jack the Groove", following the number one success of MARRS' "Pump Up The Volume" in October.