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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

ogmor, Friday, 15 January 2016 13:37 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

yep batida is the name, it means beat.

ANU (sisilafami), Friday, 15 January 2016 15:52 (two years ago) Permalink

'Hwwambo' is such a good track.

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

paolo, Friday, 15 January 2016 18:39 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

sounds cool.

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

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

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:42 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Maybe Paypal and N Fox?

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

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

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

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

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Hey (Extended Mix), Monday, 29 February 2016 07:53 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

will check it out for sure, <3 NON.

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:58 (two years ago) Permalink

This might be my favorite track this year.

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Scratch that. It definitely is.

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:00 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:27 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

this is cool

the late great, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:44 (two years ago) Permalink

agreed

ulysses, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:46 (two years ago) Permalink

WHOA

the late great, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

yah that bangs

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

speaking of footwork in japan, anyone into FOODMAN?

the late great, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

that's amazing, ta!

ogmor, Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:01 (one year ago) Permalink

also just announced: http://teklife57.com/releases/005-DJMANNY_GREENLIGHT/

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Foodman is awesome. I've met him during my stay in Japan. Definitely has a new album on the way.

maarten, Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Don't know if you've all seen this before - it's from 2013, 75k views on Youtube etc., but I keep coming back to it. The guy who comes in at 15:50 is just complete brilliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4lLTpMZdug

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

nice find, thanks!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 20:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah that's sick

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

dj manny!!!

the late great, Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

Add the new Traxman and Nidia Minaj

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

gone girl and tone deaf and idk

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

whoaaaaa

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:27 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

Frederik B, Monday, 5 March 2018 20:28 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

pvmic

the late great, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:36 (five months ago) Permalink

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

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:39 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

how so

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:57 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

i see

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:43 (five months ago) Permalink

nobody listens to techno :(

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:43 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

the late great, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's cool hybrid imo

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:08 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink


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