For the history-making producers here, musical nostalgia seems as impossible a feat as the jaw-dropping footwork juke inspires.»
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last year planet mu released 'bangs and works volume 1'. it was a carefully curated, first of its kind compilation of chicago footwork, a style of music which is possibly some of the most genuinely future-facing, innovative new electronic music on the planet. since the release of that album the attention paid to this little known local scene has increased drastically, so much so that planet mu were able to bring over djs rashad and spinn plus footwork dancers for a tour of the uk and europe. the music has been adapted for different uses by people outside chicago, and has influenced new productions not only by planet mu artists such as machinedrum and kuedo, but by many others as well. 'bangs and works volume 2' brings the focus back onto chicago's own producers, showing where the real innovation in the scene still lies. the album attempts to show different sides of footwork to volume 1. where the first compilation showed off some of the more hallucinatory and leftfield elements, volume 2 has a wider remit, covering mad techno-style tracks.....
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