Ten City are set to return with their first new music in 25 years.
The dance group, made up of legendary house producer Marshall Jefferson and Chicago-born vocalist Byron Stingily, first formed in 1987, and released a slew of classics like 'That’s The Way Love Is' and 'Devotion'.
Now, for the first time in 25 years, the duo have announced they will reunite as Ten City, with a brand new house and disco hybrid: 'Be Free'.
Marshall Jefferson has undergone hospital treatment for pneumonia.
The 61-year-old Chicago house legend was hospitalised with the illness, and shared on Twitter that he is in a "serious fight".
Eric Welton, another artist from Chicago, shared the news that Jefferson was in hospital asking his followers to please "send a prayer up".
Dave Pearce has made a documentary on the history of Chicago house, which will air on BBC Radio 4 today (12th July), as well as this Saturday (16th July).
The documentary has contributions from Marshall Jefferson, DJ Pierre and Frankie Knuckles, using material from Pearce’s last chat with the house icon before his death in 2014.
“In the beginning there was Jack... and Jack had a groove!” So the old Mr Fingers track goes, but of course music made for dancing to in clubs, as we know it now, began far earlier than the house that rose from Chicago in the mid-1980s. Before DJ Magazine’s birth in 1991 (prior to that, the magazine was called Jocks), dance records and club culture had been through a myriad different incarnations and evolutions.
Marshall Jefferson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new album.
The legendary house DJ is looking to raise $10,000 to press the album, which is finished, as soon as possible.
The as yet unnamed project was co-produced by the elusive Sleezy D, who Jefferson describes in an accompanying promo video as “the living embodiment of the life of the party".
Jefferson is best known for his series of singles released on Trax Records in the '80s. The Chicago producer’s last solo album, ‘Day Of The Onion’ was released on KTM in 1996.
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