This is dance music from Chicargo that originates from house roots over the last 30 years or so... via a sample heavy hip-hop tradition and fuck knows what else, I'm just a dude from Yorkshire after all... This music is raw as hell, massive sub bass, twisted samples chopped and screwed out of proportion and insane drum machinie workouts. Its all pretty fast 160 bpm or so, the juke stuff is more stright up whilethe footwork stuff is that mad shit that makes peoples legs turn to jelly. I guess the nearest relations the UK has met up until now is prob ghetto house or booty bass, but that still doesn't prepare you for the mad drum workouts and raw energy. Dance Mania are kinda proto juke, folowing that thread...
Its hard where to start with this since I only came across it last year sometime and its pretty hard to pin down online, you've gotta be from Chicargo to really pin it down it seems...
DJ Nate cauht my ear with his really serreal drum machine/sample workouts, RP Boo and DJ Elmo did too. They all worked in that space between raw energy, speed and space an energy stuff like dubstep and jungle has been playing with parralel to this for some time so it kinda clicked... But this was really diffrent, it's so RAW.
Headhunter un-earthed it around the same time: http://soundcloud.com/headhunter/headhunter-juke-mix-december-2009 for me with that mix and one before it on some Oz radio show. He played loads of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, DJ Clent, god knows what else...
His own productions as Adision Groove took influence from this stuff, Footcrab and Bumb Shit have been anthems in the scene for a while and take the big bass drum workout feel and blend it with dubstep. It kind of kicked off a UK juke/footwork hybrid in the underground bass scene with Night Slugs who have been on it for time too dropping Girl Unit's IRL, which is another insane dance floor drum machine workout. Ramadanman and the Hessle crew have always been on a rhythmic tip but the latest platter by him Work Them has a Juke feel to it too, it comes on Loefah's Swamp 81 label, he's a guy that has been working the space vs time 808/909 thing for ages too so its a good home and cross polination between the UK and US.
But it aint all hybrids that are doing it right now... Planet Mu have finnaly got a Juke/Footwork producer on board to release some music outside of the Chicargo scene mixtape/cdr/youtube thing. You can grab stuff from DJ Rashad, DJ Clint and DJ Spinn on Juno download but others are kind of elusive... So check some links out for some sounds.
Mix: Mike Paradinas (a.k.a. µ-Ziq) - Footwork/Juke [Planet Mu]
Dance: Wolf Pac TS VS Creation
Dance: KEMO,CURTIS,SNOOP vs STEZ,EB.. ( WALA CAM ) CHICAGO FOOTWORKING JUKE SHOW
Interview/Mixtape: Like Fucking Mozart: An Interview With RP Boo
http://davequam.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/like-fucking-mozart-an-interview-with-rp-boo/ Mixtape down the bottom is so good...
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