This Week in House Music: Tony H, A Guy Called Gerald & Marshall Jefferson
A week has come and gone, and if you're in Los Angeles like me, it's been a scorcher. As the weather here cools off a bit, we've got some house heat to get you sweatin' wherever you are.
Tony H - Werkin This Body (April 8, Lots of Practice)
Panama-born, Seattle-based DJ/producer Tony H just dropped the stellar acid house-soaked Slow Burner EP on Lots of Practice, his fourth release of the year. The energetic B-side, "Werkin This Body," is pure heat and the perfect track to get the club bouncing or get yourself hyped for pretty much any activity.
A Guy Called Gerald – April 8, 2022 - Rinse FM
Legendary U.K. DJ/producer A Guy Called Gerald serves pure joy with his latest Rinse FM mix. The hour-long set offers sunny, uplifting vibes that include a healthy dose of gospel and classic house. Track IDs include Kerry Chandler's "Rain," Eli Escobar's "Something Inside Of Me," Ricardo Volilobe's "Love Hate," and "For Every Mountain (Kenny Carpenter Edit)" from Thommy Davis, Aaron K. Gray, and Tasha Larae. If the state of the world has got you down, Gerald is here to get you smiling and grooving with this spirit-reviving set.
Marshall Jefferson - The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body) [1986, Trax Records]
Continuing on the theme of classic Chicago house from last week's debut edition, we present you with another perfect classic, Marshall Jefferson's "The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body)." The iconic 1986 song from the still-active Chicago OG is credited as the first piano house track and was a keystone of the then-nascent house sound. "Move Your Body" made waves once again with a new generation of ravers when Manchester duo Solardo worked with Jefferson to drop an update of the upbeat jam in 2019.