In 1991 Brooklyn-based house DJ Todd Terry released his dance classic "House Is a Feeling." The track borrowed its title proclamation from spoken-word poet Chuck Roberts, who famously encapsulated the flavor of house music with his impassioned speech on Rhythm Controll's "My House." Back then, pretension played a lesser role in the nightlife's underground; downtown revelers headed to Club Shelter, Sound Factory Bar, and Body and Soul to catch a regular rotation of local DJs. Variations of those nights are still around, but the past decade has given way to "clubbing"—a word that makes some cringe, evoking as it does images... More >>>