I’m a big fan of House Music having lived in Chicago in the mid 1980s and listened to 102.7 FM WBMX. On Saturday night the station played non-stop house music, and for a teenager from the suburbs making his first forays into the club scene it was exactly what I was looking for. House blended disco and funk with elements of new wave, punk and industrial – all genres I liked – and added a strong kick drum on each beat.
The music was distinctly American thanks to the blending of funk, separating it from the European techno and trance genres that were evolving separately at the time.
Wikipedia has an excellent history on the genre here.
I made a few recordings of BMX’s Saturday Night Dance Party in 1985/86 and have ripped them to digital. I hope to add them here soon and will host them until I get slapped by a lawyer threatening me with an IP violation lawsuit.
UPDATE: Here’s one
BMX Saturday Night Dance Party, Feb 13, 1987