So how did house fundamentally differ from disco? Like hip hop, it was built on new technology. Like Knuckles, Ron Hardy had disciples who used cheap new technology to make tapes or cassettes of new music for him to play at the Music Box. Jesse Saunders was first with the primitive “On and On,” which came out on Vince Lawrence’s Mitchbal label. Unlike disco, this wasn’t music made by musicians, it was made by clubbers for clubbers. The distance between self-starter impulse and execution was, as it had been with punk, rapidly diminished.

From Chapter 52: Chicago and Detroit: House and Techno in Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The History of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé by Bob Stanley, out now in paperback and ebook. Listen to the Chapter 52 playlist on Spotify.


“On and On” by Jesse Saunders (1984)

metro zu / miami / weirdo rap

i’ve been creepin on these miami kids, check them out. 

download sell ma ho song for free here. and for the newest stuff they have put out check this link: Intimacy 3.

they have endless videos and songs on youtube, and a mix on soundcloud and a tumblr too. i’m already tired.

Good luck manuevering through all their shit, this quote from Vice about sums it up, “Uncle Luke would be proud, but also a little confused.”

i need a break, cue in the house music!


Jesse Saunders - On And On

Jes Say Records, 1984


Pump Up The Volume - The History Of House Music (by sublogicrecordings)

Part 1 of a fascinating three part documentary from 2001 on the history of house music, from its early days as NY disco to the massive European and International scene it has become, via the major people and clubs who pushed it forward.