Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Michael Winston

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Michael Winston got his start as a dancer and DJ partying at the Warehouse at 206 South Jefferson. He became a close collaborator and confidant of Frankie Knuckles, working with the legendary Godfather of house on remixes and production, and filling in at the Power Plant as a DJ. Today Winston works as a chemical dependency counselor and continues to DJ.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dancer, Warehouse, Frankie Knuckles, Power Plant, disc jockey

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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 Michael Winston

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