We are living in an era where the history of dance music is being questioned like never before – and Ears To The House is proud to be playing its part in the process. In recent years, we’ve covered questions over how many of Sterling Void’s releases in the 1980s were really made by him – and we also know for a fact that Thomas Barnett made “Nude Photo” despite Derrick May taking the credit for it.
Back on Boxing Day, EDM Identity ran what we’ve got to admit was a seriously good story – on how Wes Green alleges that veteran Chicago producer Steve Poindexter effectively wrote him out of the history books when three releases the men had worked on appeared on vinyl in 1989 under Poindexter’s name only.
As a result, Green pursued a very different life – with things only changing at a chance meeting with Poindexter in 2013. When Green confronted Poindexter, he reportedly admitted to what he’d done and apologised – an account of events verified by vocalist J.R. Jordan, who was present at the time.
The three tracks in question were released by Muzique Records – set up by Poindexter himself and Armando Gallop in 1989. Poindexter refused to comment when approached by EDM Identity, and has also not responded to a request for comment by Ears To The House. As for Gallop, he sadly died from leukaemia in 1996 at the age of 26.
However, Poindexter has had the time to share quotes from the Bible during the week, so we humbly suggest he reads Proverbs 10:9 – “whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out”…