"The Chicago LP" House Music anthology released
Chicago, IL, July 31st, 2007 -- Chicago-based S&S Records have brought together the legends of House Music to commemorate two decades of the genre embraced and sampled the world over. The Chicago LP is a two-disc, two-DVD anthology featuring original music from GRAMMY-winning and nominated producers, remixers, artists and DJ's. It's a musical journey and history of all music Chicago, featuring the city's finest; while the companion DVD chronicles the personal lives of those making House Music. Both CD and DVD will be released by S&S Records on July 31st, 2007.
Meanwhile, the largest concert and dance party in the history of Chicago House Music will take place on September 15th at the newly renovated Congress Theater in Chicago with 30 of the hottest artists and DJ's in the genre performing live for the first time ever! The mega-concert is sponsored by Chicago's WPWX Power 92 and will be hosted by the station's Donnie Devoe and The Hot Boyz.
Those scheduled to perform include: Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Paul Johnson, Fast Eddie, Joe Smooth, DJ Pierre, CZR, White Knight, Shawn Christopher, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Mike Dunn, Ron Carroll, Maurice Joshua, Gene Hunt, Rafael "Lego" Rodriguez, DJ Skip, DJ Slugo, Terry Hunter, Mr. K-Alexi, DJ Kelly G., DJ Wayne Williams, Roy Davis, Jr., E-Smoove, Amanda Shane, Ricky Bradshaw, Hyper Harp, George Jackson, Jean Davis and many more!
The Chicago LP is the brainchild of S&S Records' Steve "Silk" Hurley and Shannon "DJ Skip" Syas. Hurley is a GRAMMY-nominated remixer, producer, DJ and a House Music legend. DJ Skip is a global DJ, producer and remixer.
There's already a buzz on the record. Steve Schnee from Super D, A One Stop that sends out reviews of music they are selling to retail stores says this about The Chicago LP:
"You can argue about it all you want, but most Dance music aficionados know that House Music originated in Chicago. Although each Dance music scene across the globe has added their own stamp to the ever-evolving House scene, the heart and soul of every beat was born in â€˜the windy city.' On this CD, many of Chicago's finest House masters, both old and new, join together to create an album that will take them into the future."
A poignant and personal musical journey of House Music is depicted on the companion DVD that was directed and edited by Helton "Brazil" Siqueira. Over five (5) hours of footage is included on the DVD. The documentary was executive-produced by Syas and Hurley who also co-manage Brazil, a child prodigy who is now in his second year of working in the industry. Brazil had a small business doing videography and film work at age 10 and by 14 had filmed, edited and directed a regional commercial for UPN. Since
his early graduation from high school, he's had 60 commercial production credits under his belt, including cinematographer and editor credits for a major Hip Hop show on iTunes which include work with a long list of artists, including David Banner, The Game, Wu Tang Clan, Common, Little Brother and numerous others. Brazil's other credits include AC (Assistant Camera) on a feature film shot in high definition called "Partyline" and 2nd AC as well as editor credits on the short film, "The Fatal Agreement," which is currently a top-ranked competitor in Steven Spielberg's film competition "On The Lot." "The Chicago LP/DVD" is Brazil's first feature At the age of 18, he has become a well-regarded HD Editor and Director of Photography in Chicago and is Media Director for the largest extreme sports competition circuit in the world, "Roll Series," which is an international circuit of Freestyle Rolling competitions.
The Chicago LP will be exclusively distributed by 101 Distribution, 2375 East Camelback Road, 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85016 T: (602) 357-3288 or F: (602) 325-4787 E: email@example.com. Visitors to the site can hear exclusive snippets of The Chicago LP and view never-before-seen trailers of the DVD at http://www.101d.com/cd/chicagolp. More information on the concert can be found at http://www.HistoryofHouseMusic.com. The Chicago LP will be available worldwide on July 31st, 2007.
Final Track Listings for both CD's......
CD Disk 1
1. Ricky Bradshaw Feat. Shawn Christopher -- "Never Knew Love (Classic Mix)"
2. Steve 'Silk' Hurley Feat. DANNiE-- "Takin' Me High (Alright)"
3. Jesse Saunders -- "Whats This Fx"
4 Ricky Bradshaw Feat. Shawn Christopher -- "Touched By Your Love"
5. Roy Davis Jr. Feat. Terry Dexter -- "Magic"
6. Mr. K-Alexi feat. B. LaurÃ©n -- "I Got Lovin'"
7. DJ Rhythm Feat. Missy Hernandez -- "You're The One"
8. Marshall Jefferson & Steve "Silk" Hurley feat. B. LaurÃ©n -- "Just A Feelin' (That I Get)"
9. Terry Hunter Feat. Amanda Shane -- "Superstar"
10. Bad Boy Bill Feat. Kevin Irving -- "All Night With You"
11. CZR Feat. Delano -- "How I Feel"
12. Maurice Joshua Feat. Jean Davis-- "So Amazing" (Remix)
13. Syleena Johnson-- "Peace Pipe"
14. DJ Skip -- "The Hustle of Life"
15. E-Smoove Feat. LaTanza -- "Miracle"
16. Joe Smooth -- "Keep On Praisin'"
CD Disk 2
1. Fast Eddie & Silk -- "Chicago House Scene (Freaky Mix)"
2. Malik Yusef Feat Common, Kanye West & JV -- "Wouldn't You Like To Ride (S&S Remixes): Silk & Skip's Ride To The House Remix"
3. George Jackson Feat. Xaviera Gold -- "Another Day"
4. Steve 'Silk' Hurley Feat. JavantÃ© -- "Classic"
5. Voices of Life Feat. Sharon Pass-- "Runnin' Away"
6. Underground Elements Present Stacy Kidd Feat. Joi Williams -- "Yesterday (H&H Soul Survivors Mix)"
7. Ron Carroll & Trina Tru-Luv -- "Do Me Baby"
8. DJ Kelly G. feat. Jasmin Ray -- "South Africa"
9. Hyper Harp & DJ Skip Feat. Ava Cherry -- "Please Believe"
10. Mr. K-Alexi -- "Beautiful Chi-Biza"
11. Paul Johnson -- "After The Storm"
12. Gene Hunt Feat. Tina Appleberry & Lafayette Parker -- "Get Down"
13. Jamie Principle -- "Baby Wants To Ride (Original 1984 Demo)"
14. DJ Slugo Feat. Fast Eddie -- "Juke It"
15. Mike Dunn Presents The MD X-SPRESS -- "I Wanna Go Down"
16. Rafael "Lego" Rodriguez -- "Sax Addict"
17. DJ Pierre -- "SirenTraxx"