Marshall Jefferson Hosts Sleezy D Fundraiser

Danny Rampling, Jon Da Silva and Steve Mac also lined up for Manchester gig

Back in the summer, Chicago house innovator and acid pioneer Sleezy D (above) sadly passed away from kidney failure. His biggest hit was the monstrous I’ve Lost Control, alongside fellow Windy City peer Marshall Jefferson, on Trax Records. Despite its success, Sleezy decided to instead stay out of the limelight but his legacy still lives on.


In honour of his memory and to raise money for the family Derrick Harris leaves behind, Marshall Jefferson is playing a special Jacked party in Manchester, on Friday, 22 November. The venue is the mid-sized but raw and intimate Gorilla, which is nestled in railways arches, with acid house star Danny Rampling also lining up for deck duty, along with Jon Da Silva and Steve Mac.

Earlier this year, Jocks&Nerds invited Terry Farley from Junior Boys Own to interview Jefferson to coincide with the release of his new book, Diary of a DJ. Jefferson arrived with Sleezy D and together the three legends discussed the influence house music has had over the last 30 years. The interview – widely believed to be Sleezy D’s last – touches on the early days in Chicago, the Warehouse club, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy. It namechecks a great number of records and you can listen to the whole thing here.


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