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I feel I don’t really take the time out to really post up more music on here, but I’ve just been busy and I end up getting lazy and just reblogging everything. It’s crazy to think that I’ve gained so many followers since June, but that stacked with my real life responsibilities, and I pretty much have to set certain ideas for posts aside mainly because I lose track of things very easily. especially suffering from ADHD as long as I have since the age of 6…but moving on.
Okay, I’ve been really feeling juke for like the past two years. Juke is basically a Chicago based type of dance/bass music that has been often compared to Detroit style Ghetto Tech and Jit. But basically in Chicago, there’s been a whole culture based on that sound and it’s involved many talented producers and djs. As well, there are high school and community events where the younger juke DJs and coming producers basically play records and there are dances and stuff like that based from the music. Basically, besides being a an underground mainstay in the Chicago and Detroit scene since the early to mid nineties, it pretty much has been gaining some recognition on the music blog circuit and big wigs in the EDM scene such as Mike Paridinas (also known as U-ziq, Jake Slazenger, and other nicknames/pseudonyms and releasing material on Warp Records throughout the late 90s) putting out juke records in the past year and a half from DJ Rashad, DJ Nate, and a couple of other people. I guess although the sound has been really regional so to speak, it’s gotten really popular because of the internet and in Europe because of it’s avant gard styled qualities. “Out In The Streets” by Africa Hi-tech that came out this year is pretty much like a more polished version of juke but mixed with some dubstep qualities…but it is juke nonetheless in nature. That record in particular has been gaining some popularity amongst more dubstep and grime DJs on an international level. I personally got into it mainly because I’m a big fan of jungle and drum and bass from when I was in high school to now…and alot of those juke records have that same frenetic energy in terms of percussion and how the drums are put together.
My good buddy is a fellow creative out of the Burgh known as Mans & Them and me and him have been rapping for a while about the internet and music and all of that stuff and I actually met him when I still lived at my first apartment back in 2007. I was living next door and had all my vinyl and my turntables in the basement of my apartment and I would pretty much spend the times when I wasn’t in class buying records and playing personal sets. Me and him would just play music and smoke weed for the majority of the time, but he would always be playing some crazy stuff that I was really into. From him, I was introduced to alot of that nwe wave french electro stuff like Surkin, Ed Banger, Instititubes, blog house stuff from sites like discobelle and mad decent, Justice, and a bunch of other stuff. But even as far back as 2008, he played some newer school juke records that were just pretty much ripped from imeem (that’s where I went to get more obsucre B-More club mp3s around 2007-2008) and I was just hyped on that.
So, I guess I should say some words about this mix. I’ve been really digging it and it really has a lot of soul music influence in it, but also meshes in the realms of some early 90s Detroit Techno and other newer electronic music without losing any variety. Lots of nice and massive synths and raw bass.