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Ben Glover, Black Sam

Hi, my name is Ben Glover, I’m a fourth year, and I’m a rapper who goes by the name ‘Black Sam’. An outdated statement: Ben Glover graduated from the University of Chicago on June 9th, after submitting his thesis to the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, which he made publically available here: https://www.scribd.com/document/377604497/From-Minstrelsy-to-Migos-An-Examination-of-White-American-Enjoyment-of-Trap-Music Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ben Glover is … Continue reading Ben Glover, Black Sam

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A Visual Playlist

This week we’ve swtiched it up a bit… Check out our first visual playlist, where we put together some of our favorite music videos. The criteria: made after 2000, and personal preference. Thanks to some great suggestions, here are 20 of the best videos out there, in no particular order:   Some comments: The Avalanches – Subways:  I don’t know how many times I’ve watched … Continue reading A Visual Playlist

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The Boys Behind Meter Room

Everyone’s dancing, the music is bumping, temperature is rising… Unlike most other parties one finds at the University of Chicago, Meter Room had no lulls in energy or lack of enthusiasm. On Friday nights, the boiler room of a Hyde Park apartment building turned into a five-hour house music hub. Adam Raphael and Daniel Chavez, the boys behind Meter Room, talk about their experience as … Continue reading The Boys Behind Meter Room

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New Furthur

A blend of atmospheric, jungle, and liquid Drum n’ Bass, with tiny sprinkles of ambient music and retro-style electro. A playlist good for both studying and cruising around with. going for vibes of love and warmth only. – Loki Aguilera-Keifert Check out our latest playlist, courtesy of Loki A-K! As always, stay tuned… Playlist Submission: Loki Aguilera-Keifert Photo From: dropbass.net Continue reading New Furthur

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Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

  I’m Sam, I’m a second year in the college majoring in computer science and I play the cello. Hi my name is Mario I’m also a second year in the college majoring in computational and applied math and I play the piano. Hi my name is Angelo I’m also a second year in the college, majoring in math and econ and I play the violin.  Three … Continue reading Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

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Origins of House Music

House music; you’ve heard and probably used this term before. Unfortunately, most people don’t really know what House music is and how it originated. It started in Chicago in the early 80’s, rising as changing tastes led Disco music to its downfall. The over-commercialization of Disco and its increasingly racist and homophobic insinuations resulted in its rejection by the public, which culminated in Chicago’s 1979 … Continue reading Origins of House Music