Like so much dance music in the world today, Chicago’s footwork style owes a big debt to house. Sure, it may not sound anything like the deep-and-soulful vibes of classic Marshall Jefferson or Frankie Knuckles tracks, but the hyper-paced sound (and its attendant culture) shares a similar lineage with so many house subgenres, having worked its way through multiple scenes within a scene, providing the soundtrack for dance crews to battle it out on the floor, and becoming a worldwide phenomenon in the process. Here’s what you need to know about what it is and how to make it.
Occasionally we find incredible stories around the web from DJs that inspire and offer a unique point of view from behind the decks – so instead of just hoping that our readers also happen across them, we’re going to publish excerpts from our favorites that we find here in the DJTT news feed. This first […]