The Times podcast: House music forever

Beyoncé raises a cowboy hat in the air and sings into a microphone while lying on the back of a translucent horse.
Image from Beyoncé’s new album, “Renaissance.”
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This summer, some of the biggest names in music decided that we all need to dance. Drake, Beyoncé, Charli XCX, Bad Bunny — they all departed from their usual styles to create albums inspired by a genre called house music.

Today, we talk about how house music became the sound of liberation and why it’s back and more mainstream than ever.


Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times pop music reporter August Brown

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About The Times

“The Times” is produced by Shannon Lin, Denise Guerra, Kasia Brousalian, David Toledo and Ashlea Brown. Our editorial assistants are Madalyn Amato and Carlos De Loera. Our intern is Surya Hendry. Our engineers are Mario Diaz, Mark Nieto and Mike Heflin. Our editor is Kinsee Morlan. Our executive producers are Jazmin Aguilera and Shani Hilton. And our theme music is by Andrew Eapen.