Jill Flanagan of Forced Into Femininity takes her underground scene to task, the Era throw a listening party for their first ‘footwork mixtape,’ and more.
West-side native DJ Oreo throws himself a birthday party at East Room on Sunday that doubles as an informal turntable battle with his best friend—and then he hits the road with Lil Yachty.
Footwork crews often end up as sideshows to DJs or rappers—but Chicago dancers the Era hope to change that with their first stage production.
On Pitchfork’s second day, RP Boo and Jlin inspired fancy footwork, while Sufjan Stevens and Brian Wilson served up different doses of sadness.
With its combination of sweetness and battle-ready heat, “Lost Worlds” belongs alongside DJ Rashad’s best songs.
Subterranean hosts a benefit show for Mucho Culo, which was based out of a studio destroyed in a July fire.
The notorious international pop-up party brings the two midwestern cities together with a four-show series beginning tomorrow night at Evil Olive.
Two of the footwork’s greatest producers team up with raunchy Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
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.
Machinedrum just released a tribute EP to footwork mastermind DJ Rashad, who died nearly one year ago.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
The dance masters lead a footwork workshop at High Concept Laboratories tomorrow afternoon.
The Chicago producer died before the music he helped define could break out, but he’s still inspiring his Teklife crew—which is releasing a compilation to benefit his young son.
DJ Spinn talks about DJ Rashad and Michael Jackson in Pitchfork’s record fair.