In conjunction with the Red Bull Festival Chicago, ghetto house original DJ Slugo tells the story of the ‘90s dance phenomenon.
Every week on Top Flight, journalist Chal Ravens takes the pulse of the global club scene to find the essential new sounds from the world beyond the 4/4 beat. On this week’s episode, it’s time for a history lesson: Ghetto house’s DJ Slugo joins Chal to tell the story of Chicago’s dance phenomenon of the ’90s, as he prepares to release an EP of archive material from the X-rated genre’s heyday. From dance battles to DJing with tape machines, Slugo paints a picture of a scene that thrived – until rap took over the city while ghetto house evolved into footwork. Slugo also delivers the Top Flight guest mix, a raucous half-hour of his own tracks. On top of that, Chal premieres a new one from Planet Mu’s Bonaventure, and plays music from “hard drum” boss TSVI, NON representative Angel-Ho and more.