Sonali Aggarwal has made this great hour-long documentary on the different mutations of ghetto house in the past 25 years, from B-More to Detroit Techno. Find out where the word juke came from from the men that coined it…
[via Mad Decent]
Chandeliers is a hardware driven electronic band based out of Chicago. The group’s dark grooves and creeping synth lines have a Gary Numan feel but they come across sounding anything but retro. This session was recorded by Giant System, which is a project that was launched to document groups playing their own tunes in their own spaces. Chandeliers is part of a burgeoning, electronic scene in Chicago, along with LAZERCRYSTAL, Mahjongg, Mr. 666 and Gatekeeper, and part of a bigger trend towards more hardware based electronic music.
Wills Glasspiegel has made this short video for NPR on Juke & Footwork. Shot in Chicago and featuring some of the producers making the best juke sounds out there talking about their craft – RP Boo, Traxman, DJ Earl – it gives a quick insight into how the sounds get created, how the dances get danced, and how kraftwerk gets footworked.
[Via Dutty Artz]
In case you missed it, Brenmar has just dropped a sleazy new club banger for free download on his Soundcloud. And don’t forget, the Chi-Town/NYC based DJ is embarking on the Visions, European tour with Mixpak’s Mele and Dillon Francis beginning in mid November. Check out the dates here to see if they’re coming to a town near you.
Chicago’s Starfoxxx released the Karolina EP under the alias STLKRFXXX and describes it as a “combination of Moombahton and Witch House for a one and done Bruja-ton EP.” The concept behind the EP is Starfoxxx’s unhealthy fascination (obsession maybe) with a young lady and his transformation into his alter-ego, STLKRFXXX. Bruja-ton is a term he’s coined for the growing lexicon of fractured Moombah genres. Whatever you call it, it really sets the mood for a serious creep session, great to squat on top of a keg and do your best Gargoyle to. Check out more on Starfoxxx’s Soundcloud.