Greg Kot  

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"Phase II’s “Mystery” weaved layered vocals into a carpet of polyrhythmic effects, a near-perfect marriage of man-made passion and machine-driven groove. And Todd Terry dispensed with a vocal narrative altogether on Royal House’s “Can You Party,” as he created a dance classic out of a delirious, near chaotic collage of electronicsamples. At the core of this track is a repeated vocal hook that refutes Farley Funk’s Chicago-only definition of house. As the vocal loop in “Can You Party” insists, all that matters on the dance floor is, “Can you feel it?”" --"Where Disco Died, and House Music Was Born" () by Greg Kot

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Greg Kot (born March 3, 1957) is an American writer, author and journalist. Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, where he has covered popular music and reported on music-related social, political and business issues. Kot cohosts Sound Opinions which claims in its intro to be "the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show," nationally syndicated through its home base at Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ-FM 91.5.

Kot's books include Wilco: Learning How to Die, Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music, and I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers and the March up Freedom's Highway. He also co-authored The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry (Voyageur Press) with his Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. His music criticism and journalism also has appeared in Encyclopædia Britannica, Cash: By the Editors of Rolling Stone, Harrison: A Rolling Stone tribute to George Harrison, The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock, The Rolling Stone Album Guide and MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. A longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Kot has written for a dozen national publications, including Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.

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