Disco’s Revenge: House Music

What legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles called “Disco’s Revenge,” house music gathered steam months after Chicago’s “Disco Demolition” in 1979—in which 55,000 fans attended a White Sox baseball game in order to destroy disco records beforehand. They rushed the field, shattered their records, and newspapers proclaimed the death of the genre. The early ’80s, though, saw a rise in house music, which Vox explains was essentially three ingredients: “a disco sample, drum sound and uptempo piano.” The genre led to various others, from acid house, deep house and italo, proving that disco never actually died. Find out more, especially the massive house track “Ride on Time,” at Vox.