Thursday, February 3, 2011


Much like the hot sauces pictured
Chicago / Ghetto House / Booty / Juke / Footwork are all closely related, yet divisively different. Collectively, Damn Zun feels that Music is Music and Hot Sauce is Hot Sauce. Or at least it should be, right? Allow me to explain..

I went to the grocery store the other day, on a mission to find apple sauce. Now by definition, or title, apple sauce is not much more than manzanas y agua RIGHT?
WRONG! I had to pay $0.75 more to get good ol American apple sauce. If you want synthetic sauce, well, it's there too. If you want real Juke, Real Chi Town, here it is, Dj Clent from the Wild Hundreds (complete w/baby DJ cryin in the backround)

"'s like outer-space music" - DJ Clent

For posts with no mention of hot, or apple sauce, please explore the much deeper lessons and further dichotomies (in Juke, not sauce), with Dave Quam (video jacked)

So off the apples, and onto the music. 2010 was an interesting year. Baile Funk (Funk Carioca) continued to backslide into our collective (un)consciousness. Baltimore Club seemed boring. Electro was laughable and Dubstep was being played at college frat houses across the USA.
But wait, what's this? BBC Radio 1 likes Moombahton? African Kuduro being played by a Gringo in LA, and Colombian Cumbia embraced by young club DJ's in every major city..what's happening, ITZ NOT RITE

The South Side of Chicago, in 2010, became one of the most recent ghettos to receive worldwide exposure. Where did it start? Not sure, I didn't research at all. But I do remember Planet Mu being the first label I can recall to release an official collection of Chicago footwork music. Bangs & Works Vol.1 gathered tracks from some of Chicago's most respected producers (DJ Nate, DJ Rashad, Traxman, et al.)

Highlights for me included the above, as well as:

full transparency (source material):


DJ Lil Rome & DJ Yung Tellem - Kill Da Circle Play by Damn Zun™ - BK,NY

Now, if you still don't believe in the Internet and Social Revolutions (#TUNISIA #JAN25 #EGYPT), I'd like to present exhibit Z:

Freaktion EP(minimix)-soon on Generation Bass by Sabbo

Brand new release from Sabbo, put out digitally by the fam Generation Bass, Freaktion is Middle Eastern Juke. Tel Aviv crossing paths with Chicago.

AND IT WORKS. DJ Sabbo deconstructs tracks, layers them to the sky, and then turns them to dust with filthy 808 work. Well done, sir.

"This man does footwork better than most producers in Chicago!" - DJ Rashad

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