Pride 2021 (DJ Mix)
As a DJ, producer, and cofounder of Classic Music Company—a record label every bit as iconic as its name would suggest—Derrick Carter has been helping define the sound of Chicago house since the late ’80s. Endowed with an unerring ear for a groove and a keen sense for cultural shifts, he’s kept the style evolving without ever letting it drift too far from its funk roots. Carter’s Pride mix is a testament to his open-minded sensibility as a selector. Alongside canonical artists like Honey Dijon, from his own label, or Chicago’s James Curd, a longtime peer, he sneaks in clever remixes of Lil Nas X and Amy Winehouse—proof of just how much variety he can squeeze into his version of house music and still feel right at home.