Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX.
Chicago is the birthplace of house music, an electronic music subgenre that’s earned a worldwide fanbase for its emphasis on endless dancing, inclusivity, and PLUR: peace, love, unity, and respect. DJ Shani first fell in love with house in her native Chicago, starting a radio show focused on the sound two decades ago. She’s become something of a house music ambassador, first in London and now in Austin. This week on My KUTX, she returns as our guest DJ, offering up a detailed crash course in house music’s roots, its modern Austin connections, and its ability to get people through tough times. Hear DJ Shani’s My KUTX on Saturday, January 30 at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player above.
–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX
1. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Gonna Let” (12″ Extended Version)
2. Master Fale & DJ Dash – “Amacala” (Oscar P remix)
3. Peven Everett – “Black Boy” (Souldynamic remix)
4. Roy Davis Jr. – “Enchantment” (feat. Peven Everett)
5. Phil Asher – “Can’t Go Back” (Main Mix)
6. David Morales – “Believe” (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini remix)
7. Glenn Underground – “Tribe Fusion II Project (Mello Rhodes)”
8. Elements Of Life – “Feelin’ Like Rio” (Extended Mix)