Chicago is easily recognized as one of the most successful pop rock bands ever, having lasted for so many years while still charting single after single.
To achieve longevity in the music industry, Chicago’s sound evolved to keep pace with popular culture. With disco rising to dominate the airwaves in the 70s, the band released their thirteenth LP (cleverly titled ‘Chicago 13′) which was produced with disco clubs in mind.
Their track Street Player is such a departure from traditional rock and roll. There’s this long sort of tribal funk house break about halfway through (which is pretty standard for disco records of the era), but keep listening and check out the last couple minutes. It’s easily my favourite part!
Oh yeah, and it’s been heavily sampled as well… but I’ll leave that up to you to figure out. Too easy.