Dance Music Is Black Music
We chat to some of Soho House’s music friends – Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Norman Jay MBE and Giles Smith (Secretsundaze) – to get their take on dance music and the inspirational figures that made our playlist this month
With a nod to Black History Month, our new Dance Music Is Black Music playlist takes a retrospective look at pioneers across the world who shaped the dance genre. With its roots grounded in Black queer community spaces such as Warehouse and Paradise Garage, we highlight the sounds that were born from that in our newly curated playlist. From Donna Summer to Mr Fingers and Larry Levan, here are the sounds of dance music.