During the early '90s, there was a moment in time when artists who performed true "house" were crossing over from the world of clubs and dance and landing on the pop charts.
For those unfamiliar with the term, house is an electronic form of music that many feel was the successor to disco. Among the many niche genres of dance (trance, progressive, ambient, drum n' bass, dub -- just to name a few), house was always the most soulful -- and like disco worked well to showcase talented singers and offer deep, lyrical content.
People like CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters are probably among the most recognized of the house performers who found mainstream success -- but there is no leaving out Queens-born Robin Stone -- better known to her fans as Robin S.
Her massive 1993 hit "Show Me Love" was an international smash, and has since been sampled, remixed and covered so much that even if you don't hear the entire track while in a nightclub, there's a good chance you'll catch at least a piece of it.
And should you desire to experience the tune in its entirety, we can point you toward Silk UltraLounge in Hauppauge -- for on Saturday, May 14 Robin S. herself will be live, in the flesh and bringing the hit to the stage -- along with her other big singles, "Love For Love" and "It Must Be Love."
RSVP in advance (bigislandevents.us/reservbigisland), as those on the guest list (21 and over) get in free before midnight, while everyone else will pay a reduced cover. Trendy attire is a must; table service is available.