“Something with the culture just instantly made sense, coming from a punk background. I think footwork music is pretty subversive. It’s raw.”
Footwork is often characterized by aggressive sounds and high speeds, but Chicago producer and Teklife member DJ Phil fills in the music’s framework with remarkable restraint. In the solo recordings he’s dropped on the Web over the past few years, he uses samples to set the mood, often providing them with so much breathing room […]
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands, Bric-a-Brac Records celebrates four years, and more.
Teklife and Treated Crew bring their collaboration to the stage, Hausu Mountain erupts again with three oddball tapes, and more.
Treated Crew rapper Mic Terror leads the charge on this collaborative EP, a blend of hip-hop and footwork that can be traced back to his coming-of-age in Chicago’s south suburbs.
A look at the maze that will host You Are Here Festival