Chicago legend Jamie Principle has been awarded at the 2018 Chicago House Music Festival, which took place at Millennium Park last Saturday, 26th May.
Honoured in recognition for his “work and dedication in the formation and development of House Music in Chicago” by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the acclaimed producer shared the news via Instagram thanking the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the City of Chicago and his late friend and long-time collaborator, Frankie Knuckles. “Thank you DCASE & the City of Chicago!!! I felt you Frankie… you were there with me! I love you!” he wrote.
Born and raised in Chicago, Principle is considered to be one of the early pioneers of house music. His 1984 song “Your Love“, inspired by a poem he wrote for his girlfriend, is recognized as one of house music’s first songs. One day one of his friend gave a copy to a DJ that he knew… the legendary Frankie Knuckles, who played it regularly at his Chicago club. The song soon became an underground sensation, played in multiple clubs, copied onto tapes and circulated among fans, before it was finally released as a 12” single over a year later.
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The Chicago artist continued to collaborate with Knuckles and release music throughout the 1980s, including sensational hits like “Baby Wants to Ride,” “Cold World,” “Bad Boy,” “Rebels,” “Waiting on My Angel,” “I’m Gonna Make You Scream,” and “Back N Da Day.”
Recently, he featured alongside Snoop Dogg on the Gorillaz song “Hollywood“ and is currently on a worldwide tour with the acclaimed English virtual band.
Listen to “Your Love” below!
Listen to Jamie Principle’s latest releases on Traxsource!