Rolling Footwork / Juke / Batida / Shangaan/ Chaabi / Other

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Wanted to start a new rolling footwork and juke-related thread as the title of the one we've been using for years doesn't really reflect what's happening so much any more.

Figured it would be nice to open this out to some of the more esoteric dance styles that have been emerging around the world too, seeing as many of them seem to share that broken / cut-up / / hard / fast / unpredictable rhythmic style.

So take this thread as you will - if it fits or if it don't, post up your tracks.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 12:25 (three years ago) link

should footwork really be chucked in with the others? im not sure anyone making chaabi cares about footwork.

StillAdvance, Friday, 15 January 2016 12:29 (three years ago) link

I'm really interested in this kind of crossover trend of sampling tiny snatches of African rhythms in this way. Posted this DJ Paypal track on the old thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgtfx8RttME

Which shares a similar vibe to this from Italian producer, Clap! Clap! (who is doing a show in the UK with Omar Souleyman in March)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp4vSJyVoGk

And also this from the Lisbon producer Nigga Fox, who along with Marfox has been spearheading their own Cargaa-style, releasing tracks on Warp and footwork label Lit City Trax.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp4vSJyVoGk

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 12:38 (three years ago) link

xp yeah, I'm not trying to lump them in with each other, it's just that electro chaabi etc won't really get discussed on other dance-related threads.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 12:39 (three years ago) link

well that's a good start. sorry for the repost - here's the Nigga Fox track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHdgIke_6KI

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 12:41 (three years ago) link

ok whatever! i love electro chaabi, at least the cairo liberation front mixes i have, so would welcome any tips for more like that.

StillAdvance, Friday, 15 January 2016 12:44 (three years ago) link

I take it you've heard the EEK x Islam Chipsy stuff? Not strictly electro chaabi, it's its own thing. Two drummers and an absolutely incredible synth wiz making awesome heart-pounding stuff

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 12:49 (three years ago) link

its amazing. the live vids on youtube are also incredible. i wanted to buy it but trying to save at the mo.

StillAdvance, Friday, 15 January 2016 12:57 (three years ago) link

I saw them a few weeks ago with my o/h and they melted us into the floor. Even with earplugs in, they were deafening. V loved it too - don't think I've ever seen her so excited at a gig.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 13:04 (three years ago) link

which is the MOST esoteric dance style? should have been a poll

ogmor, Friday, 15 January 2016 13:37 (three years ago) link

my favorite principe last year : https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/alma-do-meu-pai

also mastercard > paypal : http://mallmusicinc.bandcamp.com/

ANU (sisilafami), Friday, 15 January 2016 13:40 (three years ago) link

Enjoying the DJ Firmeza stuff. By the way, I wasn't sure whether Cargaa was the right name for the Lisbon stuff. I've seen it referred to as batida as well.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Friday, 15 January 2016 14:25 (three years ago) link

yep batida is the name, it means beat.

ANU (sisilafami), Friday, 15 January 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

'Hwwambo' is such a good track.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 15 January 2016 17:30 (three years ago) link

Check this shit out. There's a Jlin remix in there

https://soundcloud.com/liquorishrecords/noam-kamal-kulturu-ep-preview-lqd004-2

paolo, Friday, 15 January 2016 18:38 (three years ago) link

As in a remix done by Jlin, not a remix of Jlin

paolo, Friday, 15 January 2016 18:39 (three years ago) link

Rolling Afrobeats / Afropop 2016

Rolling Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2016 Thread Once Known as World Music

other threads where some of these styles get covered

curmudgeon, Friday, 15 January 2016 20:12 (three years ago) link

this one too, similar kinda 6/8 clave groove: https://soundcloud.com/principepromos/dj-nigga-fox-um-ano

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 15 January 2016 20:20 (three years ago) link

Anyone want a footwork-ish mix I made?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1sqyp2hn97l93a/slim%20traks.mp3?dl=0

canoon fooder (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:56 (three years ago) link

I've been researching some Japanese Footwork for a radio show, the stuff I really like drifts in to more abstract Hip Hop or other genres occasionally, but I love this from Orrorinz.

https://orrorinz.bandcamp.com/track/blow-yo-shit-rough-mix

MaresNest, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:40 (three years ago) link

ooh this thread looks good, I've been digging that track in particular off the PayPal album and wondering where to go next, the link with Nigga Fox makes sense

the tune was space, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:32 (three years ago) link

article on Gqom

Gqom, the foot-stomping new sound of South Africa's townships

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/22/gqom-house-dance-bhenga-julz-da-deejay

The minimalist house music that comes with its own unique dance style, bhenga, that’s Durban’s answer to Chicago footwork

Gqom Oh! The Sound Of Durban Vol 1 is out on Friday 29 January via Gqom Oh!

djmartian, Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:01 (three years ago) link

sounds cool.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:39 (three years ago) link

P4k review: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/21381-the-sound-of-durban-vol-1/

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:42 (three years ago) link

I've been toying with the idea of buying up a bunch of footwork (and related) vinyl online and teaching myself how to DJ properly... Is this a wise choice? All my mixes are kind of pre-prepared digital affairs rather than on the fly mixes. Footwork is still relatively niche where I live, but the appetite for booming bass has always been very high.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:02 (three years ago) link

This is from a while ago. House of Black Lanterns don't strictly stick to footwork, but this is nice and forbidding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sWoR1VWEc4

canoon fooder (dog latin), Thursday, 28 January 2016 16:05 (three years ago) link

Kode 9 has one of those residency shows on Radio 1. This one has a bunch of juke on it. And a gqom track. And some other stuff, mostly grime

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ybqvq

paolo, Friday, 29 January 2016 19:23 (three years ago) link

There was some talk in the poll about Nidia Minaj and the Portuguese scene...its called batida? Where can I find out about that?

thank you, based basics (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:29 (three years ago) link

Ok I just saw a little duscussion upthread...us there anythung else besid es s the Danger EP to look out for?

thank you, based basics (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:30 (three years ago) link

Maybe Paypal and N Fox?

thank you, based basics (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:32 (three years ago) link

In terms of Batida, there's always Marfox too.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:48 (three years ago) link

Yeah I found the principe bandcamp page. Ty dog latin!

thank you, based basics (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:58 (three years ago) link

new mix

Night Slugs' Newest Signing J Heat Takes us on a Jersey Club Journey
https://thump.vice.com/en_uk/track/night-slugs-newest-signing-j-heat-takes-us-on-a-jersey-club-journey

djmartian, Friday, 5 February 2016 22:07 (three years ago) link

3 seconds into this and i can tell i'm gonna love it

posted with permission by (dog latin), Saturday, 6 February 2016 01:39 (three years ago) link

cross posting this here, detailed percussion-heavy club tracks (mostly 130 - 140) from Salviatek (Uruguay): https://salviatek.bandcamp.com/album/aequs-nyama-ep-stk002-2

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:30 (three years ago) link

actually 'ayida weddo' is 160 and would be cool mixed w/footwork

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:37 (three years ago) link

For those who enjoyed the first two installments, DJ Orange Julius new Juice mix is out today: https://soundcloud.com/mall-music-inc/juice-iii

Dominique, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:36 (three years ago) link

Zora Jones - Ruby Fifths feat Heavee - https://soundcloud.com/fractalfantasy/sets/ruby-fifths

Scratcha DVA remix - https://soundcloud.com/fractalfantasy/ruby-fifths-ft-heaveedva-hiemotions-remix-zora-jones-1/s-uFROh

paolo, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 18:18 (three years ago) link

The Moro and Mhysa EPs on Non are interesting:

https://nonafrica.bandcamp.com/album/moro-san-benito
https://nonafrica.bandcamp.com/album/mhysa-hivemind

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 27 February 2016 11:32 (three years ago) link

That Salviatek is so good! Definitely check the Moro if you like that.

Hey (Extended Mix), Monday, 29 February 2016 07:53 (three years ago) link

This thread is awesome; here's the playlist:

ILM's Rolling Global Footwork and Juke Related Music Thread 2016 Spotify Playlist

ulysses, Monday, 29 February 2016 21:21 (three years ago) link

will check it out for sure, <3 NON.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 29 February 2016 21:29 (three years ago) link

I wasn't familiar with them til someone on twitter linked Mhysa's cover of "Just a Girl"! Even tho I already followed Mhysa, I only knew of her as a DJ.

Hey (Extended Mix), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 01:19 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

HOLY FUCKS http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/18099-dj-marfox-2685/

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:58 (three years ago) link

This might be my favorite track this year.

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:58 (three years ago) link

Scratch that. It definitely is.

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:00 (three years ago) link

I AM TRYING TO LEAVE MY EARTHLY BODY AND TRANSCEND TO THIS TRACK'S LEVEL.

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:27 (three years ago) link

indeed, love this guy, and his Portuguese partner in crime DJ Nigga Fox. Along w the Teklife crew and DJ Paypal/Mastercard/Orange Julius folks, pretty much auto-listen for me right now

Dominique, Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:56 (three years ago) link

this is cool

the late great, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:44 (three years ago) link

agreed

ulysses, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:46 (three years ago) link

dj manny!!!

the late great, Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:35 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention... also a good time to look back on this thread cause there's some bangers!

ILM's 2017 Rolling Global Footwork Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:59 (one year ago) link

Add the new Traxman and Nidia Minaj

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:28 (one year ago) link

JAWOHL

you wanna provide some track names and reasons why?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:29 (one year ago) link

gone girl and tone deaf and idk

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:47 (one year ago) link

i don't have spotify but i hope jana rush is on there.

also this is pretty great https://buwanbuwancollective.bandcamp.com/album/0

ANU (sisilafami), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:52 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

new DJ Taye is really good! Vocals and hip hop influence bring a lot of variation to the sound, and Taye's productions are on point

Dominique, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

excited to check it

i was surprised that i wasn't much into the dj earl album because in general i really like his production and dj'ing (particularly the jungle / dnb influence he brings)

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

also got quickly bored of the dj manny

hate to say it but i feel like footwork really peaked about 4 years ago

i'm still listening to footwork buuuuuut aside from jlin not much i think that reaches the heights of "double cup" or "legacy"

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

On the other hand, if this is real...

FootWork and Juke fans get ready 😎🎧🔥😈✔️ pic.twitter.com/5LW3q28G1i

— DjnateAkaBakaman 🎧☔️🎧☔️🍃 (@FLEXXBABII) March 1, 2018

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 5 March 2018 19:25 (one year ago) link

whoaaaaa

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:27 (one year ago) link

wasn't the thing w/ Nate that he drifted away from footwork really soon after the first collection came out and started doing relatively straight rap productions instead?

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 March 2018 20:04 (one year ago) link

He invented Bop!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP7DvWrOWoc

Frederik B, Monday, 5 March 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

Yeah, he was doing auto-tune singing and it was still kinda crazy but a world away from the footwork stuff.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 5 March 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

chief keef invented bop tbf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5lRW_eS8KI

but yeah dj nate was early on that wave

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

pvmic

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:36 (one year ago) link

fwiw i think jana rush dropped one of the best footwork release oat last year.

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

tbf Gucci Goggles came out before Ballin. But I don't know who invented what, all I know is that I kinda miss the sound :( Super Saiyan vol 1 is one of the underrated mixtapes of the decade.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

tbf Gucci Goggles came out before Ballin. But I don't know who invented what, all I know is that I kinda miss the sound :( Super Saiyan vol 1 is one of the underrated mixtapes of the decade.

― Frederik B, Monday, March 5, 2018 7:00 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not according to the time stamps on these videos. and sicko mobb / every bop artist will tell you they were inspired to start rapping by keef, 'ballin' was the biggest keef song on the west side

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 10:26 (one year ago) link

pvmic

― the late great, Monday, March 5, 2018 5:36 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my character is dude who is right

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 10:27 (one year ago) link

It feels really awkward for me arguing this with a chicagoan, and my comment that dj nate invented bop was meant tongue in cheek, but the flexx washington mixtape came out in august, and ballin came out in september, no?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 11:15 (one year ago) link

the date on the 'ballin' youtube i posted was may. it was getting played out all summer

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 12:03 (one year ago) link

i just think it’s funny that you popped into a footwork thread to street team for chief keef

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

the date on the 'ballin' youtube i posted was may. it was getting played out all summer

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), 6. marts 2018 13:03 (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh well. Fair point :)

Frederik B, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:44 (one year ago) link

i just think it’s funny that you popped into a footwork thread to street team for chief keef

― the late great, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:18 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It’s like a metaphor for what happened to footwork irl

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

how so

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

artists like say dj nate stopped making footwork to make keef type records

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:34 (one year ago) link

most hip hop producers i talk to in chicago had a point where they were making juke & footwork stuff tbh

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

i see

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

nobody listens to techno :(

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

I'm sure most rap producers in Chicago have dabbled in footwork/juke, but out of the ones that really made their name on it, I can't think of any others (besides DJ Nate) who abandoned it?

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:00 (one year ago) link

not the same thing at all but i heard taye raps on his new one?

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:01 (one year ago) link

Yeah it's cool hybrid imo

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

I'm sure most rap producers in Chicago have dabbled in footwork/juke, but out of the ones that really made their name on it, I can't think of any others (besides DJ Nate) who abandoned it?

― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:00 PM (forty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

some of them used to do it primarily but i'm sure veering to rap was specifically bc they hadn't made their names as dance producers

im not saying the culture is gone at all, i know ppl who still do it, just that the rap gold rush def shifted some of the zeitgeist away for awhile

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link

That makes sense.

Re: the DJ Taye record, all the DJ Paypal collabs are the highlights imo.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:29 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Whoops meant to post in this thread

If you didn’t go to parties at The Rink, House of Kicks, Dolton Expo, Markham Skating Rink, 5th City, Paul Hall or the Route then you wouldn’t understand this thread...

— AshleySherelle (@AshleySherelle) March 23, 2018

Good twitter thread of how this stuff was experienced

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

Nice. I didn't hear any of this until post-Bangs & Works, but I love hearing this era of tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzh3MIO27VU

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:19 (one year ago) link

That one in particular has been huge forever, I remember us saying that in high school

I am pretty sure it’s skeet skeet skeet not ski ski ski lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

Recently thought of it when hearing this Scratch DVA track (takes the same rhythm and slows it down 30bpm, I'm sure it's referencing this music)
https://scratchadva.bandcamp.com/track/square-off

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 23 March 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Amazing track from the Batida Apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ, Vol. 1” DJ set(?)/compilation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC1Z1iMOsF4

Batida • Eléctrico 18

breastcrawl, Saturday, 19 January 2019 23:38 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

1) DJ Nate returns to footwork!
https://hyponik.com/news/planet-mu-welcomes-back-dj-nate-for-new-album-take-off-mode/

2) His rise was slowed after he was paralysed from the neck down two years ago...

!

3) ...an accident which he’s recently recovered from.

!!!

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:18 (eight months ago) link

I guess he made videos of his physical therapy, damn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THzg_asEJD8

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:22 (eight months ago) link

wow, kudos to dj nate, that's awesome

ogmor, Friday, 1 March 2019 11:11 (eight months ago) link

It's not my business but I have so many medical questions based on that press release (mostly because my partner is a PT and I hear about this stuff a lot). Like, clearly he wasn't literally 'paralyzed from the neck down' since he was making beats and doing physical therapy?

But whatever, hoping for the best for him.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:11 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

DJ Nigga Fox just dropped an LP and it's about as good as his EPs in my layman's estimation.

pomenitul, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

Agreed

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 1 November 2019 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

I like it a lot as well

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

Cross-posting this album here since it has a lot of similarities imo

https://subreal.bandcamp.com/album/poliformo

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:22 (two weeks ago) link


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