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DJ Vernell Byrd invites the best DJs of the Chicago House Music scene into the studio for a relaxed conversation about the state of House Music. Then they take a few minutes to spin some music.

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DJ Vernell Byrd invites the best DJs of the Chicago House Music scene into the studio for a relaxed conversation about the state of House Music. Then they take a few minutes to spin some music.

Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Music played on this podcast is used as part of a demonstration of DJ Mixing skill and technique.

    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 4 of 4 Guest Matt Anniss

    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 4 of 4 Guest Matt Anniss

    DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with author Matt Anniss about his article in Red Bull Magazine entitled "The Birth of House Music in New York" about the origins of House Music and how his article has been used to further an erroneous myth that House began in NYC.  Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Tony Madd. This is Part 4 of a 4 part series
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    Addicted (Reggie Steele Mix) by Sheree Hicks.
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    Join the Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music by Matt Anniss (book)
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    Voodoo Ray by A Guy named Gerald
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    Do What Makes You Feel Good by Ricky Inch and Carla Prather
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    Shadow Boxing by Nasty Habits from the album Fabio and Grooverider:25 years of Drum and Bass
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    Who’s Foolin’ Who by Sean McCabe feat. Diane Charlemagne
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    • 2 hr 17 min
    Where did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 3 of 4 Guest Kirk Burrowes

    Where did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 3 of 4 Guest Kirk Burrowes

    DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Kirk Burrowes, NYC Resident and Co-Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment about the origins of House Music.  Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 3 of a 4 part series
    The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com
    Be a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest
    If you like the music we include in our commentary, you can support the artists and The Byrd's Nest by buying a copy to add to your collection thru Amazon
    Addicted (Reggie Steele Mix) by Sheree Hicks.
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    Touch and Go by Ecstasy, Passion and Pain feat Barbara Roy
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    It Ain’t No Big Thing (2012 – ReMaster) by Donna McGhee
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    I Feel Love (12” Version) by Donna Summer
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    I Can’t Turn Around by J.M. Silk
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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC of Chi - Part 2 of 4 Guest Jesse Saunders

    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC of Chi - Part 2 of 4 Guest Jesse Saunders

    DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Artist, Producer, DJ, House Pioneer and Author Jesse Saunders about the origins of House Music and his part in it. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Jesse Saunders. This is Part 2 of a 4 part series.
     
     
     
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    Addicted (Reggie Steele Mix) by Sheree Hicks.  https://amzn.to/3biMzHo (https://amzn.to/3biMzHo)
     
    Get Off by Foxy  
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    119 (1984) by Jesse Saunders
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    On and On (Original 12” Vocal Mix) by Jesse Saunders
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    It's OK (Mike Dunn Blackball Remix) by Jesse Saunders feat. The Force
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    In Their Own Words by Jesse Saunders
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    T.S.O.P (The Sound of Philadelphia) by Mfsb featuring the Three Degrees
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    Trapped by Colonel Abrams
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 1 of 4 Guest JR Jordan

    Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 1 of 4 Guest JR Jordan

    DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with JR Jordan, Songwriter and Vocalist of House Classics like Fantasy Girl about the origins of the House Sound. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series.
     
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    Addicted (Reggie Steele Mix) by Sheree Hicks.  https://amzn.to/3biMzHo (https://amzn.to/3biMzHo)
    Mystery Girl by DJ Pierre. https://amzn.to/2OxU2JV (https://amzn.to/2OxU2JV)
    Dream Girl by Pierre’s Fantasy Club https://amzn.to/2OU9PCE (https://amzn.to/2OU9PCE)
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    Got The Bug by Pierre’s Fantasy Club https://amzn.to/3tjblgz (https://amzn.to/3tjblgz)
    Dream Girl (Acid Dream Mix) Explicit by Pierre’s Fantasy Club https://amzn.to/3bOf0Nu (https://amzn.to/3bOf0Nu)

     

    • 1 hr 51 min
    How Covid -19 is Impacting the House Music Scene in Chicago

    How Covid -19 is Impacting the House Music Scene in Chicago

    DJ Vernell Byrd talks to House Music/Nightlife Industry Vets about how Covid-19 and the lockdown are hitting the House Music Scene in Chicago. This episode features interviews with Walt McFarland of the Househead Calendar and Byrd's Nest Executive Producer Gerald Lott and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd.
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    Addicted (Reggie Steele Mix) by Sheree Hicks.  https://amzn.to/3biMzHo (https://amzn.to/3biMzHo)
    Let's Start the Dance by Bohannon. https://amzn.to/2OuuEo0 (https://amzn.to/2OuuEo0)

    How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 4

    How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 4

    DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 4 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews with DJ and Producer Craig Loftis aka The Grand high Priest, DJ/Producer Rick Lenoir and Micah E. Salkind, author of the book "Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds" and a mix by Kenny "Jammin' Jason that played on WBMX in 1985. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.comBe a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest
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    Devotion by Ten City. https://amzn.to/3egMp5o (https://amzn.to/3egMp5o)
    Que Pasa/Me No Pop I by Coati Mundi. https://amzn.to/3qlL6UX (https://amzn.to/3qlL6UX)
    Can't Stop the House (Basement Mix) by Thompson and Lenoir. https://amzn.to/3eg1Das (https://amzn.to/3eg1Das)
    Work It to the Bone by LNR https://amzn.to/3rjI058 (https://amzn.to/3rjI058)

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

PEACE_of_SEM ,

From Miami with ❤️

Great podcast and great guests! Keep up the good work!

Mike MFN Love ,

Dope!

Vernell definitely has a lock on the house music scene in Chicago with his great interview subjects and the mixes help take it over the top with an hour + of fresh music every episode. 5 Stars!!!

g milla max ,

Great show!

Love the music

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