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Music Made Us—the new show from Wax Poetics and Sonos Radio—takes listeners on an 8-stop journey across the United States, exploring how music’s influence helped shape and build the unique character of each locale.
In this fourth episode of the series we head to Chicago with Rahaan.
Rahaan is part of the bridge between the classic Chicago house DJs of the '80s and '90s, and the new school deep disco heads that have come to personify the city’s sound in recent years. He came up in the Chi listening to Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles, never thinking one day he would be traveling the world representing that same sound he grew up on, with a new school twist of his own.
We'll get into that distinctive Chicago sound, and Rahaan’s exclusive mix for us, as Rahaan tells us about growing up in Chicago during the birth of house music, and how that influenced him to do what he does so well on the turntables today.