The Chicago house historian reveals his library.
In the second-half of our Chicago house RA Exchange special this week, we talk to Gene Hunt, one of the city's more unheralded names. Hunt doesn't immediately come to mind in a list of the founding fathers of the Windy City genre. But as the tracklisting of his upcoming Chicago Dance Tracks compilation for Rush Hour illustrates, he was very much there. Getting tips from Frankie Knuckles, cutting up tape with Ron Hardy, making tracks with Armando: Hunt was one of the few DJs/producers with the foresight to document what was happening at the time (or just the only one crazy enough not to throw things out). And as RA's Aron Friedman found out when he talked to Hunt in Amsterdam recently, Chicago Dance Tracks is just the beginning...
Gene Hunt - Living in a Land - Housetime
Larry Heard vs. Marshall Jefferson - You're Mine vs. Destination (Zernel Gillie Rework) - Rush Hour
Gene Hunt feat. Ron Hardy - Throwback 87 - Rush Hour
Gene Hunt - I Know You Care - Hour House Is Your Rush
Gene Hunt - Gyro Jazz - Hour House Is Your Rush
Gene Hunt - Subliminal State - Trax
Mike Dunn - Gherkin Aftermath 909 - Rush Hour
Craig S. Loftis - Yes I'm Right - Rush Hour
Fingers Inc. - 326 Donnie (Gene Hunt Box Mix) - Rush Hour