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Resident Advisor digs deep into dance music's oft-forgotten LGBTQ roots

3 February 2014 News


By Ken Taylor

“If the roots of electronic music are so sexually diverse, why do today’s audiences need to be reminded of it?” That’s the question that Resident Advisor poses in a recent piece examining club culture’s queer roots, and it’s a necessary one for any fan of dance music to ask him- or herself. Sure, many of you know that house music, for instance, first took hold in Chicago’s gay African American underground club and warehouse scene in the early ’80s, but similarly minded LGBTQ communities throughout the midwest, east coast, California, and Europe also largely contributed to what we now see …read more

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