Vinyl Sampler 1 of a comprehensive journey in the essence of Chicago House Music, featuring forgotten gems, future classics, highly sort after originals and obscure edits... This Is How It Started focuses heavily on the early days of the Chicago sound, especially in the formative years at Ron Hardy s Music Box. Following Chicago s Disco Demolition Night in 1979 the genre s popularity fell dramatically, hence fewer disco records being released.In this era Chicago s DJs such as Hot Mix 5, Hardy, Knuckles & Jesse Saunders played a variety of styles mixing in Italo, electronic pop music, electro-funk and older disco joints often playing their own edits which focusing on the portions of the songs which always rocked the dancefloor. At the end of 1982, when DJ Frankie Knuckles left the Warehouse to open the Power Plant, Ron Hardy started to DJ at the Warehouse s new location until owner Robert Williams renamed it The Music Box. In 1984, a local label released a 12-inch single called -On and On- by locals Jesse Saunders & Vince Lawrence who had simple made the song in order to replace a record which had been stolen from Saunders collection, the -On & On- bootleg disco megamix by Mach. Hence Chicago House Music was born and a modern day phenomenon followed.