D. jazner’s Day Jammer

Footcrab (DJs Rashad & Spinn Footwork Remix)

THE TRACK THAT broke a thousand ankles, took footwork out of the warehouses of Chicago and introduced it internationally to the electronic masses, has received an even jukier makeover from two of the scene’s godfathers.

While Addison Groove’s “Footcrab”, a premiere track in the ever developing footwork tradition spotlighted on Kode9’s DJ Kicks, has made the rounds throughout the blogosphere and electronic magazine circuit, OG DJs Rashad and Spinn decided  to bring their juke baby back home and show the hordes of new nerdy white boys (jazner included) hopping on for the ride what Chicago footwork is really all about.

Rashad and Spinn take their time with this one, building and developing the beat to form a complex,  well thought out remix with a dirty climactic drop midway through.

Other juke tracks, particularly the ones featured on Planet Mu’s Bangs & Works Vol. 1 comp, have a rushed, gritty, thrown together lo-fi quality that doens’t detract from the music, but has the tendency to scare less adventurous listeners away.

This track is smooth like butter, with a better production style that maintains all the grime, but rounds off all the jagged edges.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get jukier, Rashad and Spinn revist Addison Groove’s instant classic and take it to a whole new level.  While juke slowly creeps to the mainstream, it’s important to remember the roots of it all.  Stew on this track and keep your ears open for Planet Mu’s follow-up comp, Bangs & Works Vol. 2, set to drop Nov. 7th.

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