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April 29, 2021

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 4 of 4 Guest Matt Anniss

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with author Matt Anniss about his article in Red Bull Magazine entitled "The Birth of House Music in New York" about the origins of House Music and how his article has been used to further an erroneous m...

April 14, 2021

Where did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 3 of 4 Guest Kirk Burrowes

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Kirk Burrowes, NYC Resident and Co-Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment about the origins of House Music.  Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 3 of a 4 part series

March 30, 2021

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC of Chi - Part 2 of 4 Guest Jesse Saunders

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Artist, Producer, DJ, House Pioneer and Author Jesse Saunders about the origins of House Music and his part in it. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Jesse Saunders.

March 17, 2021

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC of Chi - Part 1 of 4

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with JR Jordan, Songwriter and Vocalist of House Classics like Fantasy Girl about the origins of the House Sound. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series.

March 17, 2021

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 1 of 4 Guest JR Jordan

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with JR Jordan, Songwriter and Vocalist of House Classics like Fantasy Girl about the origins of the House Sound. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series.

March 17, 2021

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 1 of 4

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with JR Jordan, Songwriter and Vocalist of House Classics like Fantasy Girl about the origins of the House Sound. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series.

March 03, 2021

How Covid -19 is Impacting the House Music Scene in Chicago

DJ Vernell Byrd talks to House Music/Nightlife Industry Vets about how Covid-19 and the lockdown are hitting the House Music Scene in Chicago. This episode features interviews with Walt McFarland of the Househead Calendar and Byrd's Nest Executive Prod...

February 16, 2021

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 4

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 4 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews with DJ and Producer...

February 01, 2021

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 3

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 3 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews with DJ and Radio Pe...

January 18, 2021

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 2

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 2 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews and a mix by Farley...

January 05, 2021

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 1

DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 1 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews and a mix by Ralph ...

April 28, 2020

A Conversation with Artist Sheree Hicks 042720

A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and Artist and Music Legend Sheree Hicks with a live in-studio mix of Sheree's Music. heree Hicks is an undercover, music industry legend. She is known for her vocal ability, vocal arrangements,

March 18, 2020

A Conversation with DJ Emmaculate 031020

After 30 years in music, our guest DJ Emmaculate has found himself releasing music on T's Box records, producing for artists in multiple genres and enjoying life as a top tier DJ. Join us for a candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Emmacul...

February 21, 2020

A Conversation with DJ Lil John 021720

A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ and DJ Lil John of 106.3FM with a live in-studio mix of House Music. This episode includes some explicit language. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it.

February 05, 2020

A Conversation with DJ Lori Branch 020320

Oh how the tables have turned...DJ Vernell Byrd interviews the interviewer, DJ Lori Branch. She's a House Music Pioneer, Premier DJ and the Host of Vintage House on WNUR-FM. Join Lori and Vernell for a great conversation followed by an even better mix.

January 15, 2020

A Conversation with DJ Peace RTG 011420

A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Peace RTG with a live in-studio mix of House Music. In 1983 Michael Jackson introduced us to the moonwalk, Marvin Gaye did a soulful rendition of the Star Spangled banner before the NBA All Star Ga...

December 10, 2019

A Conversation with DJ Stacy Kidd 120919

A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Stacy Kidd with a live in-studio mix of House Music. 3 Time Gold Selling Producer Stacy Kidd is one of Chicago's Great Producers and most Prolific, releasing tracks on labels such as Dance Mania,

October 29, 2019

A Conversation with Joe Smooth 102819

A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and House Music Legend Joe Smooth with a live in-studio mix of House Music. Besides writing the first House Music Anthem "Promised Land", Joe has gone on to create over 1000 songs,