This is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies by Hillegonda C. Rietveld

Rietveld, Hillegonda C. This is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 1998.

Based on her PhD dissertation, This is Our House is an ethnographic study of how house music has developed and changed from its origins as music for gay African Americans in Chicago to its importation to England and the Netherlands, where the audiences are quite different and the music has changed as a result of the different socio-cultural environment. She also looks at the ways in which DJs and technology has shaped how the music is experienced. Even transporting the music from Chicago to New York has changed it in the sense that New York house tended to be slower, less tracky, and less influenced by Italo disco than its Chicago counterpart.

djdiscipleoldschool by DJ Disciple

Banks, David. djdiscipleoldschool. http://djdiscipleoldschool.blogspot.com/

This blog contains the reminisces of DJ Disciple’s career as a DJ. The blog contains only two entries thus far, one some press on his 1999 residency at Motor in Detroit. The other entry, more relevant for our purposes, is his memories of the 1988-1990 period in New York City. Disciple shares his memories of spinning on 91.5 FM, WNYE; the Choice, Wild Pitch, Zanzibar, and his overall feelings about the house music and the scene of that period. The post also contains flyers from parties DJ Disciple spun at during that period.