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JM Silk (1986)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages, 24 July 1986

The Chicago House pioneers Steve 'Silk' Hurley and Keith Nunnally on the form's origins, the rip-offs of Rocky Jones and DJ International, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk's kleptomania, and th linksback to NYC via Frankie Knuckles.

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Time To Jack: The House Sound Of Chicago

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, September 1986

Is House music the latest in a long line of Urban American dancefloor explosions – or the latest in a long line of record company ...

JM Silk: Moving House

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 20 June 1987

2008 NOTE: It's a cruel irony that JM Silk now seem like a footnote in music history, given that they were the act that broke ...

House Music: The Blues for Dance

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 1989

The new sound pumps up the volume and eyes a move from R&B underground to the pop mainstream. ...


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