As disco died, house music was born out of black and gay culture in Chicago and New York. Check out the playlist below featuring early influencers like Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Jesse Saunders, Marshall Jefferson, Steve “Silk” Hurley, and Jamie Principle.
From the Ashes of Disco: A History of House
History of House Playlist
To learn more about the origins of house music, watch Channel 4’s documentary I Was There When House Took Over the World. It’s not available for checkout, but you can find it online.