Disco Industry

In 1975, disco music began to be issued in a new format, the “single.” This new format allowed for Dj’s to mix and edit songs for club play, which became a larger marketing tool for companies profiting from disco music. Through “record pools,” advanced copies of record would be given to DJs before the release […]

Jeff Mills

American DJ, record producer, and composer. Mills is a founding member of Underground Resistance, a techno collective formed with ‘Mad” Mike Banks. Mills is the founder and owner of Axis Records, a record label he founded in 1992.The label is based in Chicago, Illinois and is responsible for the release of much of his solo […]

What Difference Does It Make?

“Nothing crosses racial barriers more easily than music” a phrase that is accurate on the most superficial level of the musical experience. Attending a Hip Hop or Rap concert now a day has become a more culturally inclusive experience than ever before; people of all races, ages, and ethnicities all in one space just enjoying […]

Toni Braxton

Toni Michele Braxton is a six times Grammy winning American R&B singer, songwriter, pianist, musician, actress, television celebrity, record producer and humanitarian. She has released a total of six studio albums until now and has sold over 66 million records worldwide, which has made her an R&B idol. Early Life Toni Braxton was born in […]

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men were formed in 1988 at Philadelphia’s High School of Creative and Performing Arts. Founding members Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson had been singing together for several years, but had trouble maintaining a group due to members graduating. However, things began to work out when they hooked up with Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, […]