Larry Heard has announced a new release series.
Chicago legend Larry Heard, AKA Mr. Fingers, has revealed plans for an archival release series dubbed 'Vault Sessions', incoming via his own Alleviated Records imprint.
DJ Earl will release his new album, ‘BASS + FUNK & SOUL’ this Friday 4th December.
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Benji Espinoza, the co-founder of influential Chicago house label DJ International Records, has died, according to a report in 5Mag.
Founded in 1985 with Rocky Jones, DJ International Records put out many important early house records, including the first house music compilation and, later, international house music anthem ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth.
A posthumous Frankie Knuckles single has been released.
'Carefree (I Am A Star)' features the late house legend on both production and vocals, and is the first single from the forthcoming 'Jackmaster 7' series.
The Jackmaster series launched in 1987 on DJ International with a compilation featuring Adonis, Chip E. and Todd Terry, and the new installment will feature a number of singles and remixes set to be released in the coming weeks. More details are set to be revealed soon.
Legendary Chicago promoter and Medusa's club founder, Dave Shelton, has died.
Dave "Medusa" Shelton has died of natural causes, aged 64. The news was announced on Friday (7th August) in a post from close friend Miguel Ortuno via Shelton's Facebook page.
Trax Records hit with lawsuit for $1 million in 'unpaid' royalties to artists.
House innovators Larry Heard (AKA Mr Fingers), and Robert Owens, have filed a $1 million against Trax Records for federal copyright infringement, stating that they were exploted and coerced into signing away rights to their music as young musicians.
A fundraiser has been started for pioneering Chicago house producer, Adonis, who revealed he had not received "a penny" in royalties from renowned house label, Trax Records.
Writing in a post on Facebook earlier this year, Adonis urged fans not to buy or support Trax Records. "This label has not paid me one penny in 34 years. Trax Records do not own any rights to my music. Please share this post everywhere," he said. "Also tell all distributors to do not sell this record or any other of my songs from this horrible label. Enough is enough."
Larry Sherman, co-founder of legendary Chicago house label TRAX Records, has died, aged 70.
The sad news was broken on Thursday (9th April) by Marshall Jefferson, who tweeted that Sherman had died of heart failure. It was later confirmed by TRAX Records, who shared a statement to the label’s official social media channels.