Remembering home music legend DJ Deeon, useless at 56

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Remembering home music legend DJ Deeon, useless at 56

Chicago home icon DJ Deeon handed this week. The producer pioneered the “ghetto home” subgenre within the early Nineties.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Within the final 12 months, appreciation for home music has seen a little bit of a renaissance.

ADRIAN FLORIDO, HOST:

That is a Beyonce reference. I bought it. And it is true. The style emerged in Chicago, and we will take a second to recollect one of many metropolis’s legends in home music, DJ Deeon.

(SOUNDBITE OF DJ DEEON SONG, “FREAK LIKE ME”)

CHANG: That’s DJ Deeon’s 1996 hit, “Freak Like Me.”

DJ SCRAP DIRTY: DJ Deeon was one of many architects – what we name the godfather of ghetto home.

CHANG: And that, my pals, is DJ Scrap Soiled, a fellow Chicago native who talked to us about Deeon’s bass-heavy, sexually liberated sounds.

DJ SCRAP DIRTY: Ghetto home truly was just like the baby that no person needed to discuss as a result of it was birthed within the underground – within the basement events.

FLORIDO: It made waves all over the world. DJ Deeon was even name-checked in Daft Punk’s 1997 observe “Lecturers,” which lists among the French duo’s influences.

CHANG: Information of Deeon’s demise was posted on his Fb web page yesterday. DJ Deeon Boyd was 56 years outdated.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “FREAK LIKE ME”)

DJ DEEON: (Singing) You want a freak like me to make like to your physique.

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