House on the Lake at Park Road Park today (10/20/2012)



Since it’s birth in Chicago in the 1980s, house music has unified diverse leagues of people worldwide with its signature “four-on-the-floor” drum beat, electronic pulse and soul-soaked shouts that get bodies sweatin’, jumpin’ and jackin’. It’s surprisingly spiritual and sinfully sexual all at once. Charlotte once had a promising house scene, but noise ordinances and venue closings caused a disconnect within the scene. Ray “DJ Rsenal” Anderson is hoping to change that. House On The Lake, founded by Dale J. Rodriguez and Anderson, aims to reignite the local house music scene and let house heads know they don’t always have to hit the road to break a sweat. The event will focus on “deep” house, which in itself contains many different dimensions. Sounds for the inaugural event will come from Charlotte house legends DJ Andy K, That Guy Smitty & Gary “Jackmaster” Wallace (a Chicago legend and current N.C. resident), DJ Rsenal, Blingxbdgt, Arthur Brothers, Nat Eichler, DJ Justice and Johnnie Davis. Free. Oct. 20, 12 p.m. Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road.

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