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Of the many bubbling genres of music in this wild world of ours, one that has gotten barely any mention by this here blog is Chicago’s very own footwork/juke.

Why is this? Hard to say – DJ Nate has been a favorite in the headphones around these parts, but for some reason it never translated across to the writings, aside from sneaking in on a few mixtapes. Damn.

So here comes a free mini-collection of footwork tracks from Baltimore-bred/DC-based DJ and producer Jon Kwest, and it only makes sense to get it out to you.

Clocking in with three tracks, Footwork Volume 1 s a short sampler from an artist whose Soundcloud has consistently been one of my favorite to browse (shout out all my Soundcloud Surfers). It’s a playful series of songs, dripping in samples from Robocop and Twin Peaks, and maintaining the footwork formula of deep bass, active kick drums, and a strict belief in the power of 160 beats per minute. Git it!

Footwork Vol 1 by Jon Kwest


Hold onto your hats, it’s about to get meta. DJ Nick, a Philadelphian by way of New Jersey, just put out an absolute wrecker of a mix, featuring all tracks by Philly’s proud native son DJ Sega. Oof. Okay. DJ’s making mixes of DJs’ tracks which they also mix. My head hurts.

Luckily, there’s a cure. The mix itself.

Clocking in at just over twenty minutes, there’s no time to waste on the mix, and DJ Nick goes in without mercy. Remixes, flips and original Sega pieces all crowd in for your attention, and once the dust settles you may finding yourself wanting more.

Again, luck is with you. DJ Nick is ridiculously prolific, and over the last few months has flooded these interwebs with a veritable smorgasborg of similarly miniature mixes, covering a variety of genres. Interest picqued? It should be. Check below the jump for a couple selections.

Sega’s Mix-DJ Nick (Drops) by DJNick20

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