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WBMX, a name that is legendary in radio, it’s where house music was brought from the clubs to the masses, its where dance and club music rose from the ashes of Disco Demolition to begin its ascent to where it is today. Its where the DJ made the transition from just a ‘club DJ’ to a producer. If you want to know where David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Flo Rida and others got their sounds from, their inspirations, this is where it came from, Hip-House, House and Chicago, the House music capital of the world. Because people’s memories can get a little foggy, we incorporate some of the early-mid 90’s house into this channel because the first generation house headz turned the youngin’s onto it and then, when WBMX was sold in 1988, many of those DJ’s (Bad Boy Bill, Julian Jumpin Perez etc) moved on to B96 in Chicago where they continued to tradition of house music, dance music and music production ‘in the mix’ throughout the 90’s.
Here are ten legendary Classic Chicago House Tracks that were CHICAGO records. These are just some of the great classic house sounds you’ll hear when you listen to our WBMX Hot Mix Classics channel.
1. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
2. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (House Music Anthem)
3. Tyree Cooper W/ Kool Rock Steady – Turn Up The Bass
4. Ralphi Rosario W/ Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me
5. JM Silk – Music Is The Key
6. Kenny Jammin’ Jason W/ Fast Eddie – Can U Dance
7. Farley Jackmaster Funk W/ Darryl Pandy
8. Fast Eddie – Yo Yo Get Funky
9. Mike Hitman Wilson – Another Sleepless Night
10. The FHR Project F/ Linda Rice – Out Of Control
11. BONUS: Mickey Mixin’ Oliver – In-Ten-Si-T
HOT MIX 5 REUNION – HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO – 2008