PhD dissertation on Chicago HouseJanuary 23, 2008
Specifically, on the rise of sequencing and sampling in the early 80s, the democratization of music production that was enabled by the use of inexpensive equipment like the TB-303 and TR-808 and the ability to ‘test-drive’ music on the dance floor before committing it to vinyl, and the resultant development of the Chicago House sound. Hans T. Zeiner-Henrikson, a PhD candidate in the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo, presented a paper on this work at a conference in Manchester. A copy of the paper, complete with QuickTime beat and music samples, is archived here.
Damn. I wish my dissertation had drum breaks.