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Chicago Roots by Ron Trent

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60 minsFirst aired 19 Sep 2016This episode is unavailable. Why?

Chicago house legend Ron Trent takes us on a journey through the sonic roots of the Windy City with a special mix of dancefloor boogie delights.

House music DJ and producer Ron Trent may have travelled all over the world in his near-30 year career, but his home city of Chicago is always with him. The spiritual home of house music, the inspiration for artists deep in its own neighborhood as well as those scattered worldwide, Chicago maintains unquestioned respect for its gift of musical genres and styles to the world, as well as the myriad talents who were born in and have championed it: blues, house, jazz, rock and soul; closer to our man of the hour, Marshall Jefferson, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard and Ron Hardy. As well as releasing dozens of singles, EPs, collaborative works and three solo albums of his own productions since the early ’90s, Ron Trent has been running his own labels (Prescription, Future Vision, Electric Blue, Music And Power), his own club nights (Giant Step at Shine, among others) in a mission to let the roots of house music grow across the globe. In this special Chicago Roots Mix, Ron Trent schools the casual and educated listener alike in what this special place has done, and continues to do, for dancefloors everywhere.

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