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Ron Hardy’s Birthday Boolumaster Mix

By Boolu on Apr 03, 2014 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music - 1 Comment

 

BOOLUMASTER’S

RON HARDY BIRTHDAY (MAY 8) RADIO MIX

 

 A radio mix in honor of the birthday of the legendary Ron Hardy, one of the pioneers of House Music.

 

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The Frankie Knuckles Story by Michaelanglo Matos

By Boolu on Apr 03, 2014 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music - 0 Comments



IN MEMORY OF A GREAT MUSICAL LEGEND…

FRANKIE KNUCKLES


Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll, but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday afternoon of as-yet-undisclosed causes at age 59. One of the Eighties and Nineties’ most prolific house music producers and remixers, Knuckles is, hands down, one of the dozen most important DJs of all time. At his Chicago clubs the Warehouse (1977-82) and Power Plant (1983-85), Knuckles’ marathon sets, typically featuring his own extended edits of a wide selection of tracks from disco to post-punk, R&B to synth-heavy Eurodisco, laid the groundwork for electronic dance music culture—all of it.
Knuckles made an abundant number of dance classics, including early Jamie Principle collaborations “Your Love”(1986) and “Baby Wants to Ride”(1987); “Tears”(1989), with Satoshi Tomiiee and Robert Owens; “The Whistle Song”(1991); and his remixes of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody”(1989), Sounds of Blackness’s “The Pressure” (1992), and Hercules and Love Affair’s “Blind” (2008).
 
Born Francis Nicholls in the Bronx on January 18, 1955, Knuckles began hitting New York’s after-hours spots such as the Loft, the Sanctuary, Better Days, and Tamburlaine—the clubs where disco was born—as a teenager, along with his best friend, Larry Philpot. By the mid-Seventies, both of them were DJs themselves, and Philpot had changed his surname to Levan. The duo worked together at two of the most important early discos: the Gallery (presided over by Nicky Siano, whose smooth on-beat mixing style was enormously influential) and the Continental Baths, a multi-room gay bathhouse on Manhattan’s West Seventy-fourth Street. (Two other entertainers got their start there: Bette Midler and her pianist, Barry Manilow.)
 
By 1977, both started their own clubs in difference cities. While Levan (who died in 1992) helmed the Paradise Garage in Soho, Knuckles moved to Chicago, where Robert Williams, an old friend of both, was opening what became the Warehouse. A narrow building with oblong windows at 206 South Jefferson St. (today it’s a law office), the Warehouse was where Knuckles began honing his sound and style—”a wide cross-section of music,” as he told The Guardian in 2011. His mélange of disco classics, weird indie-label soul curiosities, the occasional rock track, European synth-disco and all manner of rarities would eventually be codified (at Importes, Etc., the record shop where Knuckles bought much of his music) as “House Music”—short, of course, for the Warehouse. (In 2004, the block where the Warehouse stood was renamed Honorary Frankie Knuckles Way.) 

At a time when Saturday Night Fever had cranked up disco’s profile till it blanketed pop culture, Knuckles favored the music’s weirdoes and rebels. He spun tracks on independent labels like Salsoul and cheesy-exotic synth-disco from Italy. He liked things floridly dramatic and stark (First Choice’s “Let No Man Put Asunder,” Black Ivory’s “Mainline”); he liked party conviviality (Positive Choice’s wonderfully loose “We Got the Funk”); he liked genuine strangeness (Two Man Sound’s heavily phased “Que Tal America”). Working with reel-to-reel tape, he’d re-edit his favorite tracks to extend the grooves for his dance floor. “It wasn’t traditional disco like Donna Summer,”

Jesse Saunders, another Chicago DJ of the time, said in 1995. “It was really R&B.”

 
It was also enormously influential. Chicago was a DJ town, with local radio broadcasting several mix shows starting in the late Seventies, and nearly every jock in the city bowed to Frankie. One of the city’s most popular jocks was Farley Keith Williams—then “Funkin'” Farley Keith of WBMX-FM’s Hot Mix 5 DJ team, and later a Chicago house hit-maker as Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. “Honestly, when I started, I didn’t go out buying new records,” Farley said in 2008. “I went out and regurgitated what Frankie Knuckles would play.”
Knuckles was so popular that the Warehouse—initially a members-only club for largely black gay men—began attracting straighter, whiter crowds, leading its owner, Robert Williams, to eschew memberships. Knuckles left in November 1982, opening the Power Plant a few months later. Not long after that, a fast-talking young DJ from Detroit named Derrick May, who’d recently been knocked flat after hearing Knuckles for the first time, sold Frankie a drum machine to further enhance his mixes—something several DJs in Chicago (and Detroit) were already doing.
 
That combination of bare, insistent drum machine pulse and an overlay of cult disco classics just about defines the sound of early Chicago house music—a sound many young local producers were beginning to mimic in the studio by 1985. That year, Knuckles made his first recordings with an ethereal-voiced, Prince-obsessed singer-songwriter named Byron Walford, a.k.a. Jamie Principle. The pair’s early tracks were recorded in the Power Plant DJ booth, but they soon graduated to local studios. Several of their songs together wound up released by the local label Trax Records—without the artists’ permission, as both Knuckles and Principle later insisted; it’s just one example of the cutthroat business practices at the dark heart of early house music.
 
But the music wasn’t just popular in the city’s clubs or party-rental spaces. Chicago house blew up in England in 1986, with Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and Daryl Pandy’s “Love Can’t Turn Around,” hitting the U.K. Top Ten and J.M. Silk’s “Jack Your Body” going to Number One in January 1987. “I remember being interviewed by a journalist in ’86,” Knuckles told Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton in The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries. “And I remember telling her this music’s gonna be around for a while. It’s gonna take it a long time for it to get to where it needs to be at, but it’ll be around for a long time.”
 
Though the dance charts were about as far as most Chicago house titles went in their home country, house music—as well as Detroit techno, the style Derrick May was helping pioneer—not only yielded actual chart hits overseas, they fueled a new style of clubbing. In the summer of 1987, a group of English DJs—including Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling—traveled to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza and were turned on to both a more expansive playlist than usual, thanks to DJ Alfredo of the open-air club Amnesia, and a new drug: MDMA, or Ecstasy. Bringing that combo back to England, Rampling’s Shoom club, followed by Oakenfold’s Spectrum, birthed what the Brits called “raves”: enormous gatherings, usually in warehouses or open fields, of kids wearing smiley-face T-shirts while dancing all night, often on Ecstasy, to house and techno.
 
Knuckles wasn’t interested. In 1988, he returned home to New York and took on a series of club residencies—the World, the Roxy, the Sound Factory, and Sound Factory Bar (a different venue) among them—and teamed up with manager Judy Weinstein and fellow DJ David Morales (who’d filled in for Levan at the Paradise Garage) to form Def Mix Productions, a studio umbrella that altered the job description of a club remixer. Rather than simply change the arrangement or even grafting a new track onto an existing song, Knuckles and Morales would remake the source material from the ground up, even bringing the artist back in to cut a new vocal. Eric Kupper, a keyboardist and producer who worked on many of Knuckles’ great Nineties recordings, said that Frankie’s work “had a little more of an arrangement going on” than Morales’.
 
“[When] you’ve got someone as big as Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson sitting there saying, ‘Whatever you want, however you want it, I’ll stay here as long as you need me,’ that’s the reward right there,” Knuckles said in 2011. “All the programmers I worked with were all classically trained musicians . . . I was teaching them a different side of what it is they do. Infusing certain ideas like Debussy-esque piano over a very thick house track or bass line is something that blew their minds. It blew mine, too, but it’s something they never imagined and/or heard of before . . . We didn’t know if it would work or not, but it did.”
 
Though Knuckles kept up a heavy DJ schedule throughout his career, health problems, as well as the waning popularity of his type of traditionalist house music, led to his quieting down on the production front in the 2000s. In July 2008, Knuckles’ right foot was amputated: He’d broken it during a 2000 snowboarding accident in Switzerland, leading to a bone disease exacerbated by late-breaking diabetes. 
But that year, Knuckles’ profile got a significant bump. For one thing, younger DJs and producers were discovering vintage Chicago house music, from Knuckles’ tracks to mid-Nineties “ghetto house” on labels like Dance Mania. For another, Knuckles released his remix of Hercules and Love Affair’s “Blind” that year—a deeply moving version that tops an already great original. Knuckles was “considered a huge risk” to work on the track, DFA co-head Jonathan Galkin said in 2011: “Is he gonna get it? He’s a main room remixer a lot of times . . . So going to that guy for our indie leftfield disco record? He knocked it out of the park”
 
More recently, Knuckles was regularly hitting the global club and (occasionally) festival circuit—and regularly converting kids who’d never heard of the Warehouse. Exhibit A: His sizzling Boiler Room session from April 2013. “When he was defining house music, all of us were running around the Christmas tree with a fucking toy drum,” went the introduction. “So show some love, show some respect—throw yourself in the dirt for Frankie!”

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Frankie Knuckles RIP Boolumaster Tribute Mix

By Boolu on Apr 01, 2014 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , FREE Mixes , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music - 27 Comments

FRANKIE KNUCKLES CHANGED MY LIFE

 

BOOLU MASTER TRIBUTE MIX

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While walking out of a Wall to Wall (Pharris Funkin Thomas, DJ Lil John etc) Mendel party, soaking wet, rockin Willie Wear & Zodiac’s. I was handed  a flyer that said Frankie Knuckles at Mendel Bi-Level next week. I asked a friend of my older cousin, Mendel Alum George Brown (G-Whip), who is Frankie Knuckles? He shook his head in my ignorance & explained. I went to hear Frankie play that night. I couldn’t believe how I felt after hearing his set. That moment in time, Changed my life!

Frankie Knuckles along with my cousins Reggie (Dj Boxx), Marcellus, & Kevin Anderson, inspired me to DJ. Christmas of 85 I got my first set of turntables (Technics SLB 200’s & a Gemini mixer with wooden trim). That’s when it all started for me, so Frankie Knuckles really changed my life. If I hadn’t heard & felt that energy that night in Mendel’s gymnasium in the bleachers, I don’t have any idea what I would be doing today. I’m glad I was able to experience hearing & feeling the work of this DJ/Producer genius known as Frankie Knuckles. Rest in Peace, thank you so much!!!

Boolu

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Boolu Mixes FREE, Bocce’s this Friday, UNCF this Saturday

By Boolu on Sep 11, 2013 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , FREE Mixes , Grown Folk Talk , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music , Old School Music - 0 Comments

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This Friday September 13, 2013 I’m back for a special night of grown folk fun. Join me as I will be playing all night (til 3 am :-) Ol School R&B, Disco, & of course House Music.

Bocce’s

3909 W. Lincoln Highway Matteson, IL 60443

For More details call 708-748-8080

 

 

 

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I’ll be spinning for the

30th Annual UNCF Walk for Education
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10K Walk/Fun Run  | 15K Bike/Skate
Burnham Park Grove 7, South Lake Shore at 39th Street
Registration – 7:00 AM | Program & Warm-Up – 8:00 AM

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Boolumaster Chicago Summer Dance 2013 Classic House & Disco

By Boolu on Sep 04, 2013 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Jackin House/Disco Re Works , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music - 0 Comments

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August 30, 2013 Chicago Summer Dance.

A rain storm which started right at 6pm caused the event to be cancelled, so the city of Chicago thought.

The sky cleared around 6:50pm & house heads swarmed back to the stage.

The crowd was told that they event was cancelled and would not be rescheduled for this year.

Chicago House Heads are very peaceful people but they didn’t settle.

They stayed, then more came, then more.

Let me just end here by saying

The HOUSE HEADS GOT WHAT THEY CAME FOR!!

Here’s a snippet preview mix of my 2 hour set of Classic House (WBMX Style) & Disco

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Boolu Of The Jungle Classic House Edit (4 DJ’s)

By Boolu on Aug 05, 2013 in CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Jackin House/Disco Re Works , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music - 0 Comments

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Positive Quotes 5-10-12 Free Mixes Bocce’s Friday #Grown Folk Fun

By Boolu on May 10, 2012 in Boolu Daily Master Mix , CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , FREE Mixes , Grown Folk Talk , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music , Line Dancing , Old School Music , Positive & Motivational Spot - 0 Comments

 

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
-Jesse Owens

“You have brains in your head. Your feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

There are 2 kinds of people: one that hopes & waits; and one that hopes & works. Dont just hope..WORK! @TonyGaskins

ACTION! ACTION! ACTION! STAY BUSY! KEEP WORKING! AS LONG AS YOU’RE WORKING ON YOU’RE CRAFT YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL! @iamashcash

“The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.”
-B. C. Forbes

 

 

 

THIS FRIDAY MAY 11,2012

GROWN FOLK GET 2GETHER AT BOCCES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (3909 Lincoln Highway Matteson, IL (708) 748-8080) PARTYING TIL 3AM.. JOIN ME OL SCHOOL LOVERS & HOUSE HEADS!!

 

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I Want You Back Slides Reggae (Soul 1063 Radio Mix)

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Whitney Tribute

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Happy Birthday JB (mix from Steppin Vol2 Let’s Skate)

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RADIO MIXES FROM APRIL 23-27, 2012 CLICK HERE

 

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Positive Quotes 5-9-12 FREE Mix links, Grown Folk Get 2gether (Bocce’s)

By Boolu on May 09, 2012 in Boolu Daily Master Mix , FREE Mixes , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music , Old School Music , Positive & Motivational Spot , Quotes - 0 Comments

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
-Leo Buscaglia

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”
-Roger Babson

“Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.”
-Unkonwn

“He who demands little gets it.” – Ellen Glasgow

“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”
-Mike Ditka

THIS FRIDAY MAY 11,2012

GROWN FOLK GET 2GETHER AT BOCCES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (3909 Lincoln Highway  Matteson, IL (708) 748-8080) PARTYING TIL 3AM.. JOIN ME OL SCHOOL LOVERS & HOUSE HEADS!!

 

FREE MIXES

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I Want You Back Slides Reggae (Soul 1063 Radio Mix)

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Whitney Tribute

http://www.sendspace.com/file/gos67d

 

Happy Birthday JB (mix from Steppin Vol2 Let’s Skate)

 http://www.sendspace.com/file/8f0kz1

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADIO MIXES FROM APRIL 16-21, 2012 CLICK HERE

 

RADIO MIXES FROM APRIL 23-27, 2012 CLICK HERE

 

RADIO MIXES FROM APRIL 30-MAY 4, 2012 & FREE DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

 

 

 

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Soul 1063 Boolumaster Radio Mixes April 16-21-2012

By Boolu on Apr 18, 2012 in Boolu Daily Master Mix , CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Grown Folk Talk , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music , Let's Talk Ol School Hip Hop/Rap , New House , Old School Music , Reggae Mixes , Steppers - 1 Comment

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12 noon mixes Monday 4-16-12

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4/16/12 Radio Mix Debut Double Dutch

 

 

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4/16/12 Radio Mix Love & Happiness

 

6 pm mixes Monday 4-16-12

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4/16/12 Radio Mix Love Injection

 

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4/16/12 Radio Mix Beat Goes On

12 noon mix Tuesday 4-17-12

 

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4/17/12 Radio Mix New Jack Swing 1

 

6 pm mix Tuesday 4-17-12

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4/17/12 Radio I Want To Thank You

12 noon mix Wednesday 4-18-12

 

 

4/18/12 Radio Passin Me By HQ

6pm mix Wednesday 4-18-12

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4/18/12 Radio Follow Mw HQ

 

12 noon Thursday 4-19-12

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1063 Radio Mix Touched a Dream

6pm Thursday 4-19-12

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1063 Radio Mix Mirror Mirror

12 noon Friday 4-20-12

 

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4/20/12 Radio Give Me The Night HQ

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Positive Quotes 4-17-12 Back on Radio Soul 1063 Listen LIVE

By Boolu on Apr 17, 2012 in Boolu Daily Master Mix , CLASSIC HOUSE MUSIC MIXES , Grown Folk Talk , Let's Talk Chicago Classic House Music , Let's Talk Ol School Hip Hop/Rap , New House , New Thought Powerful Messages , Old School Music , Positive & Motivational Spot , Quotes , Reggae Mixes - 0 Comments

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they  don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
-Will Smith

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”
-Jesse Jackson

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
-John E. Southard

“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you must grab it.”
-Julie Andrews

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
-Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

 

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