DJ Nate's Curious Appeal
Reviewed by Brandon Soderberg Source: (Splice Today)
A new compilation, Da Trak Genious, proves a worth introduction to the Chicago beat maker.
Twenty-year-old Chicago producer DJ Nate makes footwork music, an even wilder, faster, and out-there extension of juke—itself an A.D.D update on house, the Windy City's mammoth contribution to dance music. Da Trak Genious compiles 25 of Nate's tracks, unmixed, but sequenced brilliantly, providing a considerable introduction to this fairly under-the-radar style. That
Reviewed by JON CARAMANICA Source: (New York Times)
The dance maneuvers pulled off by participants in Chicago’s footwork battles can be jaw dropping: perhaps 75 percent of the movement is happening below the waist, and 75 percent of that below the knee. Plenty of competitions are archived on YouTube, and they’re as noteworthy for their soundtracks as the visuals. Footwork music is an offshoot of juke, a herky-jerky stripe of Chicago house music, and the roots of footwork and juke can be traced to the city’s
DJ NATE Da Trak Genious Planet Mu
Reviewed by LUIGI PATAZONI Source: (Vice Magazine)
Sorry, I stopped paying attention to obscure American dance styles shortly after I stopped laughing at that documentary about krumping, but this retrospective of footwork cuts from 20-year-old Chicagoan Nathan Clark is a bit of a treasure trove. Twenty-five tracks of jittery, syncopated Chicago house jammed full of robo-synths and totally-out-of-nowhere samples that have you jabbing yourself in the ear and going “Hold on, was that Evanescence?” to nobody in particular.
DJ Nate Da Track Genious Review
Reviewed by Melissa Bradshaw Source: (BBC Website)
Juke, with its dance-oriented subgenre footwork, is the latest ghetto bass culture to begin spreading the globe. A descendent of Chicago house, it’s fast becoming the latest sound to satisfy the UK bass underground’s constant hunger for new influences. UK labels Hum & Buzz, SWAMP‘81, and Night Slugs have both promoted and hybridised the sound and exciting things can be expected from them in the near future. While the output from their artists (like Addison
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