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A History of House Music - with Bill Brewster

A History of House Music - with Bill Brewster

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  •  11 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AL
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Bill Brewster is a record collector, DJ, music consultant and writer, who is living the dream on the Blue Square Bet away terraces. More Info »
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Join us for a special Funzing Talk on the History of House Music, presented by Bill Brewster - an ever present on the House scene in the UK and author of 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life'...

“I view house as disco’s revenge.”
Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House.

House is a feeling and in Chicago they felt it. Although the first house record did not come out until 1984, the house music story goes back to the arrival of Frankie Knuckles in 1977. Knuckles was a young ambitious DJ from Brooklyn who helped shape and transform Chi-town with a palette of classic disco, Italo-disco and judicious use of edits at a club called the Warehouse (from whence the name house comes). His friendly rival was Ron Hardy, a Chicago native, whose incendiary sets, often playing everything at plus eight, were in stark contrast to Knuckles’ elegant and smooth approach.

There were other DJs, too, like Jesse Saunders and Lil Louis and scores of starstruck teenagers whose only ambition was make a track that one or other of their idols would play in his club. Into this fiercely competitive scene stepped kids like Byron Walton (Jamie Principle), Larry Heard, Marshall Jefferson and Chip E. Some were already talented musicians, others had never played a note on a keyboard before going into the studio. It mattered not. The only thing they cared about was whether Frankie or Ronnie played the damn thing. The atmosphere was feverish. Somehow these kids not only made history but changed the world around them.

We’ll be going right back (riiiight baaaack!) to the origins of Chicago house, examining its key characters and DJs and along the way playing some tunes that perfectly evoke the era. What happened, who made history, who made the first house record, who made the first acid house record, how Chicago influenced Detroit into creating techno. Your guide for the evening will be Bill Brewster, co-author of the history of the DJ, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and How To DJ (Properly) (both with partner Frank Broughton). Brewster has been collecting records for nearly 50 years, playing them in public for over 30 years and writing about dance music for nearly 30 years. He is a recognised world authority on dance music’s history and also knows a good mother-in-law joke when he sees one. He will be doing his level best not to complain about Grimsby Town’s back four.

Your guide for the evening will be Bill Brewster, co-author of the history of the DJ, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and How To DJ (Properly) (both with partner Frank Broughton). Brewster has been collecting records for nearly 50 years, playing them in public for over 30 years and writing about dance music for nearly 30 years. He is a recognised world authority on dance music’s history and also knows a good mother-in-law joke when he sees one. He will be doing his level best not to complain about Grimsby Town’s back four.

Venue: Lock 17, Camden

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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