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Ricky Dillard celebrates history of Chicago house music with ‘Choirmaster: The Chicago House Music Remixes’

The new EP includes dance-friendly remixes of hit songs

Ricky Dillard releases EP

Multiple GRAMMY®-nominated iconic choir director Ricky Dillard celebrates the opulent history of Chicago house music, and his own musical influences, with Choirmaster: The Chicago House Music Remixes, available digitally today.

Ricky Dillard releases EP“For 30 years now, I’ve made music for Sunday morning, directing my award-winning choir, New G.,” says Ricky Dillard. “But I started my career as a recording artist in the classic Chicago house music scene, where we made feel-good music for dance clubs, not the church. My choir music has always had house elements in it, but now I’ve flipped it to put the choir into some house music the way we used to do it!”

Creatively curated and produced by 3-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Max Stark (Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly), the new EP includes dance-friendly remixes of hit songs from Ricky’s critically acclaimed album, Choirmaster. In celebration of Dillard’s three-decade career, the remix song titles pay homage to some of the streets, neighborhoods and venues that have been a part of Ricky’s musical journey.

Choirmaster: The Chicago House Remixes Track List

1. More Abundantly Medley (Wentworth Ave Mix)
2. Release (South Shore Drive Mix)
3. I Won’t Go Back (Warehouse Mix)
4. Glad To Be In The Service (Mason Court Mix)
5. More Abundantly Medley (Chicago Heights Mix)

A true pioneer, Dillard’s influence can be seen across genres and generations, inspiring the sounds of acts like Kirk Franklin and Kanye West. He has shared the stage with the likes of Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Debbie Allen, Bonnie Raitt, and P. Diddy.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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