FOF #1242 – You Can’t Stop the Music

Aug 26, 2010 · 1985 views

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Out of the ashes of Disco’s demise, DJs in Chicago developed a new sound for a new generation which became known as House Music. This style became a hit in clubs catering to black, latino and gay folks, and is now what most electronic music is based on.

Today we’re talking to one of the pioneering DJs of House Music, Ralphi Rosario. Recently, the City of Chicago named a street after his DJ group “The Hot Mix Five” for their contribution to the international House Music scene.


  1. Cole says:

    This is a fantabulous episode! Loved hearing about the history of House Music and all of the music!! Exquisite!!

  2. Cole says:

    This was a great episode! Lots of us have no idea where House Music and other things we take for granted originated! And I love the music!!!! Big Ups!!

  3. dc_gay_man says:

    I always loved Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music to demonstrate different styles…. this is as old as dirt but still relevant.

  4. dc_gay_man says:

    That DJ set was better than tonight’s Victor Calderone at Lima in DC. One diva house song for the whole DJ set is pretty sad…

  5. boome says:

    I dance to the tunes so many times and just learned of its history of the ‘house music’. Awesome!!! You always learn something new from the FOF. Thanks, y’all.

  6. Andy says:

    Love to listen and dance to House Music. It was really interesting to learn about how it all started and developed. Thank you for this fantastic episode and the songs you played after interview!

    When I was teenager I really liked to listen to “DJ Tonka”, remember “She knows you”
    or “Don’t be afraid”?

    How about Electro Swing in the USA? It is getting more and more popular in Europe at the moment and artists like Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar or Waldeck getting more attention.
    And recently songs like “Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup
    or “Why Don’t You” by Gramophonedzie
    are played at every party.

  7. Shrympo says:

    Cher’s sister is named Cher Alike.

  8. Benjie says:

    LEGEND! Amazing amazing episode, thank you SO much for this!

  9. Chiko Chevere says:

    he interview cuts off @ 19 minutes (in mid-sentence, during the Cher part! BOO!), or is that just my connection? And you girls need to stop trying to be cute and funny and let Ralphi talk for God’s sake!

  10. SP Miami says:

    Loved this episode. Ralphi is a cutie. Awwesome shout out to the Garage in NYC just before the old school mix. I was had major flashback to the Garage (and her x laced water and communal joints!).

  11. Warren Jones says:

    One of my favorite episodes guys! Ralph is amazing and dance music fans owe so much to him for his contributions to the genre! I don’t use this word often, but THIS WAS FABULOUS! Thanks you!

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