• 12/11/2019
    Interview: Young Bleed

    Young Bleed is a rapper and producer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s best known for “How Ya Do Dat," from his debut My Balls and My Word, as well as his earlier work with C-Loc’s Concentration Camp clique and later run of independent releases via his labels Da'Tention Home and Trap Door Entertainment.

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  • 11/20/2019
    Interview: HTRK

    HTRK is a band from Melbourne, Australia, comprised of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang. They’re best known for 2014’s Psychic 9-5 Club, which was followed up with Venus in Leo this past August.

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  • 10/18/2019
    Interview: Ray Barney

    Ray Barney is an entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois. He's best known as the founder of Dance Mania Records, and currently runs New Life Health Foods.

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  • 10/11/2019
    Interview: DJ Slugo

    DJ Slugo is a ghetto house producer and DJ from Chicago, Illinois. He’s best known for his prolific output and close involvement with Dance Mania, as well as the genre-defining “Wouldn't You Like To Be A Hoe Too."

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  • 10/3/2019
    Interview: DJ Roc

    DJ Roc is a juke and footwork producer and DJ from Chicago, Illinois. He’s best known as a member of the Beatdown House crew, as well as for his Juke City mixtape series and 2010 solo record The Crack Capone. His next album, the sequel to last year’s Roctober, comes out October 28th.

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  • 9/20/2019
    Interview: Gant-Man

    Gant-Man, a.k.a. Gant Garrard, is a producer and DJ from Chicago, Illinois. He’s best known for his contributions to ghetto house (as the scene’s youngest participant, releasing an EP on Dance Mania at age 15), juke (as a collaborator of DJ Puncho, whose track “Juke It" popularized the name), and footwork (as a member of the Ghettoteknitianz crew, later renamed Teklife).

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  • 9/17/2019
    Interview: DJ Elmoe

    DJ Elmoe is a footwork producer from Chicago, Illinois. He’s best known for “Whea Yo Ghost At, Whea Yo Dead Man," the lead track from Planet Mu’s Bangs & Works compilation, which brought footwork massive international attention upon its release in 2010.

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  • 9/11/2019
    Interview: DJ Nate

    DJ Nate, a.k.a. BakaMan, is a producer, rapper, singer, and dancer from Chicago. He’s best known for the bop hit “Gucci Goggles," as well as his 2010 footwork record Da Trak Genious.

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  • 9/6/2019
    Interview: DJ Clent

    DJ Clent has been making footwork, juke, and ghetto house tracks for about as long as I’ve been alive. He’s known everywhere for “Back Up Off Me," and in Chicago particularly for enormously influential tracks like “Bounce" and “3rd Wurle." He self-released his latest record, Clent, earlier this year.

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  • 3/20/2019
    Interview: Lee 'Scratch' Perry

    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a pioneer of dub music, known for his production work with his studio band The Upsetters as well as a wide variety of other acts. Throughout the ‘70s, his studio the Black Ark turned out numerous landmark records, including Blackboard Jungle, often cited as the first album of the genre. He’s since gone on to collaborate with artists ranging from Bob Marley, The Congos, and Max Romeo to the Beastie Boys, The Orb, and Andrew W.K.

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