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  • blog December 30, 2014

    2014: Our Year in Mixes

    According to tradition, December at Afropop is taken up by a month-long discussion/argument about the best, worst, and most interesting music of the proceeding year. If you want to check out the results of our thoughts about the best releases … Read more »

  • blog April 30, 2014

    RIP DJ Rashad

    DJ Rashad, the Chicago-based electronic musician and footwork groundbreaker who died April 26 at age 34, was perhaps an unlikely figure for Afropop to cover closely. We first explored his work in our Hip Deep program “Midwest Electric,” in which … Read more »

  • program June 14, 2011

    Midwest Electric: The Story of Chicago House and Detroit Techno

    It’s been over thirty years since house and techno music exploded out of South Side Chicago and inner-city Detroit, and most Americans still don’t know their dance music history. In 1977 a DJ named Frankie Knuckles moved to Chicago to … Read more »

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