Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with David Adams

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Dancer David Adams grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago in a family of movers - dancers, musicians, and athletes. Influenced by choreographers of the 1980s, especially those who developed bboy repertoires in the breakdancing films of the era, he came of age as a club dancer at Medusa’s, listening to resident DJs like Psychobitch and Terri Bristol, and later evolved his club dancing practice at Red Dog and Smart Bar.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dancer, Medusa, Red Dog, Smart Bar

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with David Adams

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