• DJ Nate Da Trak Genious

    DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious

    Reviewed by Noel Gardner Source: (Drowned in Sound)

    <b> DJ Nate </b> - Da Trak Genious

    Whether in the context of ‘music criticism’ or merely talking smack on the internet, at certain times it is best for you and everyone else if you take a step back and admit that there are big swathes of music culture that you will never have a proper handle on. It’s not a big deal, you’re still allowed to like it, but no matter how much stock you put in this being the era of the global community and whatnot, if you live in the UK you basically don’t know
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  • DJ Nate, Da Trak Genious

    DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious

    Reviewed by Steve Kerr Source: (Little White Earbuds)

    <b> DJ Nate </b> - Da Trak Genious

    For the uninformed, a basic rundown: the ghetto house blueprint drawn by Dance Mania and other labels in the 1990’s begat juke, a slightly faster, more dance-specific (Youtube “Chicago juke” if you’re unfamiliar) style that incorporated pop sampling to a greater extent — vocals looped at hyperspeed for an intense, blurry effect. Sometime in the last decade, Chicagoan juke productions started to become even faster (now sitting around 160 BPM) and more
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  • DJ Nate: Da Trak Genious

    DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious

    Reviewed by Ben Murphy Source: (Fact Magazine)

    <b> DJ Nate </b> - Da Trak Genious

    Footwork is a fiercely competitive, complex and acrobatic form of dancing that evolved in Chicago from the city’s ghetto house and hip-hop scenes. It also refers to the style of music that mutated alongside it, a stuttering, chopped, processed mesh of hip-hop and R’n'B samples and machine-gun drum machine shrapnel that veers wildly from bubbling double-time beats to crunk rollers, sometimes cutting between juke tempo and hip-hop in one song.

    DJ Nate is one
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  • DJ Nate – “Da Trak Genious” (Review)

    DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious

    Reviewed by Mitch Strashnov Source: (Urb)

    <b> DJ Nate </b> - Da Trak Genious

    It’s hard to remember when there was a piece of music that would stun and confuse people simultaneously, where it would take multiple times to seep into minds and make sense. Then the footwork wave out of Chicago hit the internet and reached the computer screens of the wisemen at Planet Mu. Finding an exuberant amount of twisted goodness in the works of these bedroom producers (as well as dancers), they took a chance and shined a light upon producers like DJ
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