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Bernard Johnson is known for his work as a promoter in Chicago’s house scene during the 1990s. He is well-regarded for his work promoting gay nightlife for men of color with Rails Marketing Group, and for bringing together house and hip hop during Saturday night parties at Da Prop House. In particular, he programmed DJ Steve “Miggidy” Maestro in the club’s basement, and brought house DJs from Baltimore, Atlanta, New York, and other cities to Chicago.
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House Music, Chicago, Illinois, promoter, Rails Marketing Group, Da Prop House, Steve 'Miggidy' Maestro
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Bernard Johnson" (2013). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 6.