-MuzikizuM-

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t -MuzikizuM-

February 13, 2018
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
I hate to sound ignorant, but can someone please explain to me the meaning of the style Juke?
icegrillz

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t icegrillz

May 27, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Juke is a specific style of music which came up with New School Chicago House Music. There's also a verb "to juke" which sums up specific styles of dancing to that kind of music. But the dance's origins go way back into styles of dancing of the 20s's etc. Juke/ Footwork legends like Traxman refer to the track "Percolator" by Cajmere as the initiation of Juke in a musically kind of way. If u want to know something about the culture watch tim and barry's "i'ma tryna tell ya". You're Welcome!

R.I.P. Rashad
satanicholas

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t satanicholas

May 14, 2018
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Around 2011 when I was watching as many YouTube videos of young cats in Chicago dancing footwork as I could the main thing the movement quality reminded me of was early 20th century African American jazz dance forms, like you might see pop-up in b&w movies from the 20s/30s/40s. Also certain styles of jazz are the only other native American musical forms I can think of that might regularly approach juke-level tempos (e.g. some swing, be-bop, hard-bop, post-bop, etc.). Finally of course it's worth mentioning that a "juke joint" is an old African American term for a joint where you could drink, dance, get some food, do some gambling, generally cut loose after sharecropping and dealing with whitey all week.
satanicholas

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t satanicholas

May 14, 2018
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Hi IIWIW. I'm really no expert but this is what I think I know about juke/footwork: it originated in Chicago (I guess sometime in the 2000s? I became aware of it around the time this track was first out) so I would say it is a descendant of Chicago house via ghetto house; it is sample driven, raw, repetitive, and around 160 bpm. This tempo is what attracted a number of UK bass music producers to it as it shares the same tempo range as much d&b and jungle. The impact and success of tracks like Footcrab in the UK and Europe lead to an increase in awareness of and interest in the Chicago sound and its original practitioners, leading to juke artists (e.g. DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn) touring and releasing records on the other side of the Atlantic. As to the "meaning" of juke I couldn't really say. I don't know what factors or influences (social, technological, aesthetic, pharmacological) lead to the tempo of footwork being so much higher than that of all the other native American dance music forms (Detroit techno, all forms of house, even back to disco and hi-nrg). I couldn't even say what, if any, difference there is between juke and footwork. At one point I thought juke referred to the music and footwork to its associated dance style, but footwork is definitely also used as a musical label so I really don't know. Jungle and d&b emerged out of a very particular set of geographic, social, cultural and musical lineages and admixtures and as such could only have emerged at the time and place it did (UK in the 90s). I think it's safe to say that the same is probably true of juke/footwork, even though I know very little about the specifics of the history of Chicago, its subcultures and demographics. The similar yet distinct milieus out of which these forms emerged and continued to develop, evolve and mutate, plus their shared tempos, resulted in a fruitful cross-pollination of mutual influence and collaboration. Hope some of that's helpful. Also I think you meant 'drivel', not 'dribble' ;)
-MuzikizuM-

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t -MuzikizuM-

April 23, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Hi Jayward, it does “click” with me and that is the very reason I was interested in the meaning of the style Juke. Generally if I dont know the answer or meaning behind something I ask a question. Seems that you dont have the answer either which is ok. Just dont know why you wasted your time responding with your condescending and quite frankly pointless dribble.
Cheers
jayward

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t jayward

April 23, 2018
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
why does a dance genre need an explanation? footwork is just that...music you dance too. if you really need an explanation it's not for you. this type of music either clicks or doesn't.
david_plays_vinyl

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t david_plays_vinyl

April 9, 2017
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Addison Groove played a Wednesday party called Boomba with the Gritsy crew in Houston, summer 2010. I remember there was a dude in the parking lot selling "Footcrabs", crabs that you strapped onto your feet. Like, did that dude save those things for that specific occasion?!?!?! How random....Footcrab is a classic tune. Dumbshit is a sick tune as well. THAT BASS!!!

djrodan

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t djrodan

March 21, 2016
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
In interviews Tony is very clear in saying that after being exposed to Juke / Footwork he set out in making these tunes as "dubstep tunes in a juke template."
dima338

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t dima338

November 23, 2014
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
Dumbsh*t samples Dark Skinned Assassin - Unholy
ThePianoMan

Addison Groove - Footcrab / Dumbsh*t as reviewed by ThePianoMan

April 9, 2011
referencing Footcrab / Dumbsh*t, 12", SWAMP:005
You could call this divisive track--popular in certain DJ circles, reviled by others for its simplicity and repetitiveness. I'm talking about the A-side, of course--"Dumbshit," although arguably just as strong a track, never quite got the attention. "Footcrab" is hyperkinetic stuff, like it or not, and damned simple on the surface, a two-syllable vocal sample bounced over a formula 3+3+2 beat. Addison conjures the sound of Juke/Footwork, a U.S. house-based dance sound. But where that scene pushes the samples and appropriations to the front, raw and sharp, this single's sound is a bit more polished: below the hooky surface there's fine-tuned pacing and expert production. Addison Groove is no newcomer to the UK scene--he's worked under the Headhunter moniker in years past--and given a close listen his skill becomes clear.