Thinking back to when I was first navigating the fresh, fun and original sound of Chicago Footwork...
I heard Double Cup around its release, immediately ordered the Bangs & Works compilations and thankfully came across Tim & Barry's 'I'M TRYNA TELL YA' documentary (essential viewing!) which really unpacked why this music felt so full of life.
While it was obvious then and now that DJ Spinn is a central figure in Footwork, he's always had a mysterious low-key charisma about him. Not quite in the front and centre but always near.
On Da Life EP, Spinn brings an Electro-into-G-Funk flavour linto Footwork. A laid back slow-mo feeling within a music that is definitely fast. It warps time with complex rhythmic tricks without ever losing the smooth! - Nic