Miami's Winter Music Conference has announced its full program for a digital event running on 20th and 21st May 2021.
Keynote speakers for the two days of panels, music and tech showcases include Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, revered DJs Junior Sanchez and Marshall Jefferson, and NWA member-turned-tech entrepreneur Arabian Prince.
Marshall Jefferson and Byron Stingily have announced their first Ten City album in almost three decades.
Legendary house producer Marshall Jefferson and Chicago-born vocalist Byron Stingily, who first formed in 1987 as Ten City, have shared a release date for their forthcoming album, alongside an updated version of one of their classic singles.
Ten City are set to return with their first new music in 25 years.
The dance group, made up of legendary house producer Marshall Jefferson and Chicago-born vocalist Byron Stingily, first formed in 1987, and released a slew of classics like 'That’s The Way Love Is' and 'Devotion'.
Now, for the first time in 25 years, the duo have announced they will reunite as Ten City, with a brand new house and disco hybrid: 'Be Free'.
Marshall Jefferson has undergone hospital treatment for pneumonia.
The 61-year-old Chicago house legend was hospitalised with the illness, and shared on Twitter that he is in a "serious fight".
Eric Welton, another artist from Chicago, shared the news that Jefferson was in hospital asking his followers to please "send a prayer up".
Dave Pearce has made a documentary on the history of Chicago house, which will air on BBC Radio 4 today (12th July), as well as this Saturday (16th July).
The documentary has contributions from Marshall Jefferson, DJ Pierre and Frankie Knuckles, using material from Pearce’s last chat with the house icon before his death in 2014.
“In the beginning there was Jack... and Jack had a groove!” So the old Mr Fingers track goes, but of course music made for dancing to in clubs, as we know it now, began far earlier than the house that rose from Chicago in the mid-1980s. Before DJ Magazine’s birth in 1991 (prior to that, the magazine was called Jocks), dance records and club culture had been through a myriad different incarnations and evolutions.