Larry Heard and the birth of ‘Jack’…

The great Larry Heard, aka Fingers Inc, aka Fingers Corporation, aka Gherkin Jerks and countless other personae, is coming to Ireland to play at this year’s Beatyard Festival in Dun Laoghaire – a stone’s throw from the abode of yours truly…

Around 12 years ago, the good people at Red Bull Music Academy sat down with Heard to chat about the origins of some of his most famous tracks, and the Chicago scene of the mid- to late-80s. It’s a fascinating document of the time, featuring some killer tunes.

Check out around 53.25, when the interviewer asks Heard to analyse the term ‘house music’, and the identity of the ‘Jack’ identified in the now-famous speech by Chuck Roberts, which forms the backdrop to ‘Can You Feel It’…

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