IT on Red Bull Radio Live with Robert Williams & Ron Trent

Monday, November 19, 2018
Chicago

Interdimensional Transmissions is a biweekly radio show from the minds and crates of electronic musicians, DJs and scholars BMG and Erika. Usually broadcast from Detroit, this special edition of Interdimensional Transmissions will take place inside Chicago dance music bastion Smartbar. BMG and Erika will interview Robert Williams, the former New York truancy officer who busted Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles before taking them under his wing. After talking to Williams about New York, his move to Chicago and opening the Warehouse, they’ll be joined by Ron Trent, who will help tell the story of the Muzic Box, the near-mythic club Williams opened in the ’80s that launched the short but profoundly influential career of DJ Ron Hardy. They'll also discuss the primacy of the Chicago scene, and how it helped shape Detroit's major contributions to dance music. This is a rare opportunity to learn about one of the wilder footnotes in dance music history, straight from the source.

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