Play House Records (1986-1989)
When people think of Chicago house they think of Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard and the legendary label Trax. But overlooked is Play House Records, a label that only ran for three years but offered up some of the early Italo and acid cuts hitting city record stores. Started by Chicago nightclub owner Mike Macharello in 1986, it was a hotbed for young and now forgotten producers like Harvey Harris and singer Denise Motto. But it was Macharello and engineer Duane Thamm Jr’s production team The Fascination that lead to some of the label’s biggest tracks like ‘The Flight’, a track tailor-made for the coming house explosion across the pond.
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