Although Chicago is the birthplace of house music, it often lacks the international recognition within the global electronic music communities. First emerging in the city in the post-disco era of the ‘80s, house music quickly found a community of global fans, especially in Europe. Since then, the genre has exploded and spawned numerous subgenres and sounds all built around the propulsive energy of house music’s original four-on-the-floor rhythms. Cities such as New York, London and Berlin are typically cited as the current home bases for the diverse genre.
ARC Music Festival organizers aim to rectify that reputation by placing Chicago on its rightful pedestal.
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