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Trax Records Founder Larry Sherman Has Passed Away

Yesterday, it was announced that Larry Sherman, founder of Chicago House label Trax Records, had sadly passed away due to heart failure.

Created in 1984, Trax Records came to be an integral component to the house music scene in Chicago and beyond. With releases including staple tracks like Adonis' 'No Way Back', Larry Heard's 'Can You Feel It', and Marshall Jefferson's 'The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body), Larry Shermans work with Trax Records was active in shaping and defining an entire genre. The news of his passing was announced by piano-house pioneer Marshall Jefferson in an instagram post last night. The pair first met in the early 80s, where they came to play an instrumental part in the expansion of house music out of Chicago.

Fans and artists alike have flocked to the internet to pay tribute to the legend, and to show their appreciation of his contribution to the world of music. Despite his passing, Trax records continues to operate to this day, now run by Producer 'Screamin Rachael', and it is evident that the monumental legacy that he has left behind will be sure to live on.

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