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  • Geeta Dayal

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A genre of Electronic Dance Music that originated in Chicago in the mid-1980s following the birth of techno in nearby Detroit. Chicago nightclubs such as the Warehouse (where the name “house” is said to have originated), the Music Box, and the Power Plant hosted predominantly gay, black, and Latino clientele. Pioneering house DJs, such as Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy, and key labels, notably Trax and DJ International, introduced house music to a mass audience....

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