Watch House Music Make The News For The First Time in 1986

Back in 1986, House music was just beginning to make its way out of the underground
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Back in 1986, House music was just beginning to make its way out of the underground
Jay Levine (Eyewitness News) with Farley "Jackmaster" Funk

Jay Levine (Eyewitness News) with Farley "Jackmaster" Funk

Today, House music is bigger than ever, but it wasn't always like this. The genre was born in the underground and once it crawled it's way out, the culture began to grow. With that being said, the growth began in an unlikely place, taking off overseas before booming in the states.

The first time House music made the news was in 1986 on Eyewitness News in Chicago. As the reporter points out, the "new" style of dance music was just making it's way to more upscale clubs back then and the appeal was finally growing in it's home town, although it had already reached mainstream appeal in the UK.

News reporter Jay Levine says, "But in London, House has made it to the Top of the Pops faster than anything since The Beatles," mentioning that it's easy to how see the culture will take off. 

The report features House music pioneers Danny "Sweet-D" Wilson, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Steve "Silk" Hurley and Keith Nunnally. Watch the full video below.

[via: DJ Mag]