A look back at the DJs, drugs and roller-rink raves that made Chicago a house music hotbed:

“‘We were hearing more and more: “Chicago is where house was from,” says electronic musician Kate Simko, who went to her first rave in 1995. ‘We realized [from] the magnitude of people that were playing [at events] how important Chicago was. We definitely had a sense that history was being made. I couldn’t believe that this shit was going on, that we’re going to a roller rink and it’s full of 1,500 or 2,000 kids and it’s going all night long until six in the morning.’”