Footwork originator RP Boo, Chicago crew member Heavee and Teklife first lady Ashes57 join DJ Earl on our monthly survey of 160 BPM mayhem, with interviews, mixes and exclusives.
In the first part of this episode of Teklife’s monthly two-hour show, DJ Earl is joined by his childhood friend and core crew member Heavee, a security guard by day who slings together ghetto house, footwork and juke jams by night. He reminisces with Earl about bonding in high school over a shared love of music and flexing together in the dance collective Animosity, how much DJ Rashad meant to him and how Flying Lotus recruited him for the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Next up is graphic designer, label manager and artist Ashes57, who phones in from London to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what’s coming up for the label and her own key moments being a part of the global movement. This episode is closed out by none other than RP B_oooooo_, the godfather of footwork, who delivers a percolating mix of heavy-hitters from Traxman, Clent, Jlin, Taye and more.
It’s time for another two hours of 160-BPM insanity on this episode of Teklife’s monthly show. Keep it locked for exclusive-packed mixes from RP Boo and Heavee, and brand new tracks from DJ Earl and Co.
Explore Funkmaster Flex’s Digital Hitz Factory for PlayStation 2 for yourself!
Chicago’s Markham skating rink was subject to a criminal investigation earlier this year.
Listen to this FlyLo FM mix from Grant Theft Auto V, featuring DJ Rashad’s “Fuck T-Why.”
DJ Earl and DJ Paypal recorded “We Get Lit” in Berlin while on tour for his debut LP Open Your Eyes, at their friend and producer Nando‘s studio.
Find the records Ashes57 talks about here, along with all Teklife Records’ upcoming releases, at their website.
RP Boo essentially invented footwork with his uptempo experiment “Baby Come On” in 1997.
Get lifted with the euphoric video for “Bang’n On King Drive,” a documentary of the largest and oldest African-American parade in the US.