• Various Artists Bangs & Works Vol. 1 (A Chicago Footwork Compilation) Review

    - Bangs & Works Vol.1

    Reviewed by David Stubbs Source: (BBC Music)

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    Arising from mutant, Chicago-based house scenes from the mid-90s known variously as ghetto house and juke, the current footwork scene is a new, competitive strain of dance set around the 160bpm mark and involving some staggeringly fleet dance moves, shown off in gyms, abandoned warehouses and so forth. Bangs & Works Vol. 1 is a compilation of cuts by the DJs who provide the soundtrack for these moves, including DJ Nate and DJ Roc.
    Typically,
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  • Chicago Footworking Compilation - Bangs & Works

    - Bangs & Works Vol.1

    Reviewed by Unknown Source: (Tuneraker.com)

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    The 25 short sharp hits of Chicago Footwork music compiled on ‘Bangs & Works’ shock and thrill even at a time when music is ubiquitous. A bunch of ghetto kids reconstruct dance music into futuristic cartoon collages. Samples fly thick and fast and most tracks implode within the three minutes mark, exhausted from the sheer level of intensity.

    Footworking is a fast, 150 to 160bpm (beats per minute) dance style that has caught on in a small
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  • Bangs & Works vol.1 Review

    - Bangs & Works Vol.1

    Reviewed by Unknown Source: (indiebandwagon)

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    With the closest brush with mainstream only being Chicago duo Dude N Nem’s single ‘Watch My Feet’ hitting the charts and Missy Elliot featuring the Full Effect troupe in her ‘Lose Control’ video and bringing footworkers onstage during the 2005 BET Awards, footwork (or interchangeable with its ‘predecessor’ juke) has largely been a danceform that has been confined to the borders of Chicago. A cat that is slowly being let out of the
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