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Donna Summer, 1948-2012

In Memoriam
Donna Summer, Dorchester born and always Boston-loyal, died last week, reportedly of lung cancer.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  May 22, 2012


Dance marathon

Victor Calderone at Therapy, March 1, 2008
A full brigade of House Nation citizens turned out for Victor Calderone’s marathon spin session at Therapy last Saturday.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  March 04, 2008


House heads

Valentine's Day at 33 Lounge
The lounge at 33 Restaurant & Lounge on Stanhope Street in the Back Bay may just have Boston’s tiniest dance floor. The upstairs restaurant isn’t much bigger.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  February 19, 2008


Sander Kleinenberg

This Is Sander Kleinenberg | Ultra
Kleinenberg’s 28 selections were made by names not well known — the classic strategy by which a DJ projects his own sound, one unmistakable for anyone else’s.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  January 22, 2008


Flower power

The return of Jeanne Mas
As I write this, I’m listening to the newest Jeanne Mas CD, The Missing Flowers .
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  January 14, 2008


Suburban house

DJ Deka’s sweet ride
At Rise the Saturday before Christmas, DJ Deka played a four-and-a-half-hour set.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  January 07, 2008


Roger Sanchez: Release Yourself

Vol. 6 | Stealth
Sanchez tests the limits of the tough, the frantic, and the joyful. Fans expect no less.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  November 14, 2007


Victor Calderone

Evolve | Ultra
Victor Calderone ranks among the top house DJs, and his newest mix makes it clear how he got there.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 24, 2007


Smooth moves

Underworld and John Digweed, Bank of America Pavilion, September 15, 2007
The music of Underworld is almost supremely funkless.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 18, 2007


House at home

Jon Viera’s local Escuro label
If you’re a producer of house music and you’re looking for a label, you might well submit your tracks to Escuro Records.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 21, 2007



Montreal | Yashitoshi
The first track of this CD establishes a taste in dance music that’s recognizably, authentically Montreal.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 14, 2007


Back to the future

Chuck Love, Rise Club, August 3, 2007
Love’s dancers looked just as discofied as his music sounded.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 07, 2007


Cedric Gervais

Miami | Yoshitoshi
This set by influential French-born, Miami-based DJ Gervais lives up to its title.
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  June 12, 2007


Ultra Naté

Grime, Silk and Thunder | Tommy Boy
On the cover of her fifth CD, Naté looks to-die-for in midnight-blue opera gloves and strapless gown .
By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  June 05, 2007
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