Screamin' Rachael

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Screamin' Rachael
Birth nameRachael Cain
BornChicago, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, Producer, CEO
Years active1983–present

Screamin' Rachael, a Chicago native, was born Rachael Cain. Dubbed the “Queen of House Music” by Billboard magazine,[1] Rachael has loosely been connected to the evolution of the House music genre. She has worked with performers such as Grandmaster Melle Mel, Marshall Jefferson, Colonel Abrams, Afrika Bambaataa, and many others.


Screamin Rachael's first release with Trax Records was "Fun with Bad Boys," which she released in 1987[2] with her friend and mentor, Afrika Bambaataa.

Rachael became owner and operator of Trax Records and its trademark in 2007.[3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

Rachael was part of the 1980s–1990s Club Kids scene[5] and, in the documentary about its founder, titled Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015), she discusses her reaction to the disappearance of her friend Andre "Angel" Melendez and a song she wrote about it, titled "Give Me My Freedom/Murder in Clubland".[6]

Her background has resulted in her being the subject of and in her making an appearance in multiple books, films, and documentaries. These include:


  1. ^ New York Magazine Jul 12, 1993, p.38, Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Trax current owner Screamin' Rachael picks her top 10 records from the seminal label's catalogue - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "The Digital Resurrection of Chicago's Trax Records". Bandcamp Daily. 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  4. ^ Christian Santana. "Screamin' Rachael "Extacy" - XLR8R". XLR8R. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ Hruska, Rachelle (June 24, 2008). "Interview With Richie Rich". vimeo.
  6. ^ Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig. 2015.
  7. ^ Michael Alig, Party Monster: The Shockumentary (1998), 41:40
  8. ^ Screamin Rachael Cain, Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015)

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