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Ron Trent Features In Wax Poetics' Travel Series Premiere 'Soul City - Episode 1: Chicago'

Watch my interview as part of the first episode of a new travel series by Wax Poetics, exploring the musical heritage of selected cities. 

"Ronnie Reese explores his home town of South Side, Chicago, first visiting with Todd Mayfield, son of soul icon Curtis Mayfield and writer of the new biography "Traveling Soul" (which was co-authored by Wax Poetics writer Travis Atria). They talk about Curtis's desire to own his own work, which led to starting the record label Curtom. In the second segment, Reese meets with Chicago house icon Ron Trent, where they talk about his rise through the local and international scene, which culminated in cofounding his own label, Prescription Records. In the epilogue, we pop into the (Discogs) Crate Diggers record fair and speak to cofounder Zernell Gillie, as well as chat with Ron Trent again about the joys of record digging." 

For Those Of You Who Did Not Hear It The First Time...Casual Conversation With Francois K Video

Here is the edited video for your viewing. Though this was done out of courtesy to my fans and was not really a planned FB event, the information is valuable and rare. 

Francois is a wealth of knowledge and is a beacon to the landscape of the roots of underground and even commercial music today.

He happen to be in NYC in a special time when the connectivity of the underground music scene and the commercial radio were working together. FK has worked with some of our most legendary acts and recordings of our time. 

"Go Bang" is just one of them. 


The IT - 'Breeze' - New Vinyl Release + Music Video

"The morning dew

The flowers that bloom

The smallest ballerina

Dancing to the tune

Between the leaves

I had talked to trees

In the light of the sun

She leaps...she runs…

Without a care

I wish I could keep her there

Where she only dance with me

But then

No-one else could feel her touch

See her beauty and emotion

The things that I love so much

She leaves to come back

Just to begin

Time and time again


With a blink of an eye

….she’s gone

She’s free

She’s a breeze

A breeze from the wind, you see

She’s a breeze….


She’s a breeze

A breeze from the wind, you see

She’s a breeze


...She’s a breeze"

'Breeze' (FVW007)

Lyrics written and performed by Harry Dennis

Produced by Ron Trent for Future Vision World

Available to order on vinyl format from Rush Hour here

What A Party!

Thanks again to those who came out to the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party this year, if you were one of around 30,000 people who showed up (almost double of last year's attendance of 16,000), you know that it was a very special event indeed! Click here to read more and see more of the festivities that went down at the Chicago Reader. (Click Photo for more)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)

'I Just Wanna Dance With You' Exclusive Digital Release

Another addition to the Dancefloor Boogie Delites album, "I Just Wanna Dance With You" first premiered on the Japanese DJ show Dommune. Now this highly sought after Jazz Funk selection is now being made available for your play exclusively from MUSICANDPOWER.

Available exclusively only on GUMROAD:

MP3 (320kbps)


'Ticket ToThe Warehouse - Music & Art Installation' (Detroit Edition)

Less than a few days to go, Detroit peeps! Make sure you don't miss this very special occasion in celebrating 40th anniversary since the doors of the Warehouse opened in Chicago and changed the music world forever. 

Click here for ticket and event info.

See you on the dancefloor!

'Ticket To The Warehouse - Music & Art Installation' (Detroit Edition) Flyer

Ron Trent Boiler Room Opening Set @ Smart Bar, Chicago + Playlist + Photo Gallery

Its all connect through rhythm and sound>>>

Like every story there is a beginning>middle>end> Knowing how to approach either on the journey is an art form. All very important. I was asked to set the vibe for the evening and I welcomed the opportunity to set the tone. It has been 3 years since my first Boiler Room in London so enjoy this edition recorded here in Chi-Town>> MUSICANDPOWER- 


Special shout to my Fam for coming to hang out with me Big Bros Robert Williams( The Founder) and Larry Hope (One of Chicago's legendary stylist),@Lee Collins , Sadar Bahar along with my inner crew Hsiao Lan Magnifique ,Rob Mckay, and Augustus Taylor>>>
Energy is everthing....

Special Thanks to Gabe, Storm, and the Boiler Room Crew>>>

Respect Always

>>> Playlist (artist, track name) >>>

Weather Report, 'River People'
Ron Trent DFBD, 'Pop, Dip & Spin'
North End, 'Tee's Happy'
Aurra, 'Checking You Out'
Asso, 'Don't Stop'
Deodoto, 'Whistle Bump'
Exodus, 'Make It Together'
Juggy Murray, 'Inside America'
Ron Trent DFBD, 'Touch'
Patrick Cowley, 'Get A Little'
Azymuth, 'Fenix (Ron Trent Re-Edit)'
Louie Vega featuring The Winans, 'I Choose You (Mid-Tempo Mix)'
Chez & Trent, 'The Choice'
Black Man's Techno, 'Rude Boy Science (Trinidadian Deep Remix)'
Conjure ,'Pressure Release'
DJ Clock, 'Unity'
Quick, 'Zulu Man'
Bolla, 'Makusa (Joe Claussell Remix)'
Ron Trent feat. Lono, 'Man-Child'
Mateo Matos, 'New York Style'
The Pockets, 'Come Go With Me'

'   Boiler Room Chicago - Teachers' Photo Gallery'

'Boiler Room Chicago - Teachers' Photo Gallery'