HOT MIX 5: The Story Of Chicago House

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Published on February 20, 2019 - Duration: 09:43s

HOT MIX 5: The Story Of Chicago House

Limited Edition Hot Mix 5 T-Shirts: Get the Hot Mix 5 remix album: In 1981 Lee Michaels founded the Hot Mix 5 a DJ team originating from Chicago consisting of Mickey ‘Mixin’ Oliver, Farley ‘Jackmaster Funk’, Ralphi ‘Rockin’ Rosario, Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason and Scott ‘Smokin’ Silz.

The Chicago House Music scene exploded as the Hot Mix 5 show and BMX became the No1 Radio show in Chicago, by airing a new sound called House Music.

Collectively with their unique turntable skills and radio persona a new genre emerged, whilst they broke nearly every Chicago House record we know today.

From the HM5 show the first true superstar DJ’s emerged and are credited withturning Chicago & the rest of the world onto this new sound.

The individuals featured here are pivotal in laying the foundations for the likes of Dixon, Guetta and MK todominate the world stage today.They went onto launch Hot Mix 5 records, a stunning label with a dazzling roster of artists releasing worldwide hit after hit, that havestood the test of time.

This trail blazing label will see its catalogue released on London’s Midnight Riot, featuring tracks, remixes, edits and collaborations with the likes of Larry Heard, DJ Pierre, Ashley Beedle, Ron Basejam, Severino, Pete Herbert, Rayko, Yam Who?, Kiko Navarro, Leo Zero, Fingerman, 80’s Child, Jaegerossa & many more!

The city of Chicago recognized the Hot Mix 5's contribution to the creation of House Music and honoured them by presenting each member with an individual street named after them and in addition a street called 'Hot Mix 5 Way’.


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