Chicago House Athletic Club announced that the team’s anthem, ‘This Is Chicago House’, by Vince Lawrence and Chuck “The Voice” Roberts, is currently in consideration for GRAMMY Award Nominations for the 64th GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on Monday, January 31st, 2022.
‘This Is Chicago House’ by Vince Lawrence And Chuck Roberts is being considered for the category of Best Dance Recording and ‘This Is Chicago House’ By Vince Lawrence And Chuck Roberts – Marshall Jefferson Remix is being considered for Best Remixed Recording. The initial round of voting for both of these nominations is underway, and will conclude on November 5th. Nominations for the 64th GRAMMY Awards will be announced on November 23rd.
“Much like soccer, House music is a universal language spoken and understood by all,” shares Chicago House AC Chief Operating Officer, Night Train Veeck. “It has been such a special and humbling opportunity to be able to collaborate, from our team’s very inception, with House Music legends Marshall, Vince, and Chuck in creating this track. We are proud to play a small part in honoring the House music community, and the beautiful city that created it.”
The track’s producer, Vince Lawrence and writer/performer Chuck “The Voice” Roberts, are two of the most iconic artists when it comes to Chicago House music, which was born in Chicago in the 1980’s. Both artists have lived and breathed the genre since it first appeared in venues around the Windy City. The duo collaborated with Chicago’s new pro soccer team to produce ‘This Is Chicago House’ in conjunction with Slang Music Group. The track speaks to every moment in the history of the global House Music family. From legacy to future possibilities, Vince and Chuck focus on the beat, groove and hook, in a way that defines what it means to “be house”.
“House Music is the story of hard working Black entrepreneurs yearning to create joy in their community, young Black teens inventing their own ‘summer jobs’ when there were few to be found, inclusivity for every type of human and so much more,” explains Slang Music Group’s Vince Lawrence, who wrote and produced ‘This Is Chicago House’ inspired by Chicago House AC. “House Music is ours, it’s for us, started in our city, but we share it with the world for all to enjoy. House Music is the groove we started right here on the Southside, but get little credit for these days. This is Chicago House. There is nothing like it anywhere.”
Since adopting the track in August 2021, Chicago House AC has found creative ways to integrate the team’s anthem into many different facets of Chicago’s new sports brand. ‘This Is Chicago House’ is the music fans hear during matches at SeatGeek Stadium, in team videos and social media content, and more.
“The two things that bring people together, more than anything, are soccer and music. This is what makes Chicago House music and Chicago House AC special,” explains Chicago House AC midfielder and Team Captain, Drew Conner. “To have our team named after House music and it’s birthplace was something that immediately drew me and many others to the club. After hearing our team’s anthem ‘This is Chicago House’, I knew it was something special that both music and soccer fans could rally behind. The energy in this song is infectious and the message is clear. House is all about inclusivity, self-love and respect for others. Although the House music genre has spread all over the world, and split into many different sub-genres, this song is a reminder of where it all started. 10/10 great walkout song.”
Fans can listen to both tracks here:
‘This Is Chicago House‘ by Vince Lawrence and Chuck Roberts |
‘This Is Chicago House‘ Remix by Marshall Jefferson |
About Chicago House AC
Founded in 2020, Chicago House Athletic Club is a community-based professional soccer team that plays its home matches at the 20,000 capacity SeatGeek Stadium at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA,) a U.S. Soccer sanctioned third division league. Led by Managing Partner, President & CEO Peter Wilt, Chicago House AC is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) committed to using its platform for social justice, diversity, equality, inclusion and community improvement. The club’s name is a tribute to House Music, which was created in Chicago in the early 1980’s. Fans can help #BuildTheHouse by purchasing tickets at www.chicagohouseac.com/tickets or by calling our Ticket Sales Team at (312) 444-0976. For more information on Chicago House AC, please visit www.chicagohouseac.com and follow the club on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. Our City, Our House.
About Slang Music Group
Slang Music Group is a minority owned, multi-featured music and sound house that produces national Gold & Platinum award winning recording artists and delivers modern sounds to the ad industry seamlessly. The group’s producer/engineer/remixers have worked for top selling acts such as Beyonce, Pink, Johnathan Davis (KORN), John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Charles Jenkins & Wyclef Jean to name a small portion of a very diverse list. While composing and licensing music for commercials, film and TV, members of The Slang Music Group have also been working with burgeoning new talent from all over the world. For more information about Slang Music Group, please visit www.slangmusicgroup.com.