Pretty good vid. I'm well beyond the years where I would need the dexterity, strength and speed to do some "footwork" but I like watching juke dancers. However, not terribly crazy about the "beats" -- the music sounds too canned, too simple (I don't hear the same level of "creativity" that some of the producers and jocks in the video heard). I thought it was funny that Juke parties were being banned because of "booty" shakin' -- no different than hip hop parties, and they don't ban them.
I won't say I found main tracks on Dancemania, like good tracks from 0:01 to end, but there are a lot of joints you can pull behind to give more presence to your mix (rhythms/basslines).
Not fillers, let's say background moods, Paul Johnson did a lot of great stuff. They can add a great hypnotic vibe, or you can have fun with the fader.
Dancemania and Dj Funk were very sought after in 96 in Paris, it was the main vibe for like 1 year in the gay clubs.
all of these tracks are quality, can't believe i've never heard of this before - are they available digitally?
The ghetto tracks were the first house tunes that really made a dent in the countryside around chicago in the early / mid 90s. They crossed over to the macho mainstream so much easier than the more disco/soulful/gay sounding tracks. Many very underground ghetto tracks were big hits in the small town dance bars, teen clubs and titty bars. They fit right in with the early rap, metal, industrial, and commercial dance music at the time. Big respect; these tunes opened me up to what was going on on the more soulful dancefloors in chicago, NY and beyond. ...and they still work today.
Go to the 19 minute mark and hear the truth about SPINELESS Chicago radio and it's promoters. WGCI KILLED House Music in Chicago and thursty ass promoters looking for success in promotion followed their lead. I was offered the opportunity to play the Drive At 5 mix on that station and when I was told No House Music...I walked away! Unlike some other DJ's in Chicago, I have a real job and playing music was always a hobby so I could always afford to play by my own rules.
Here is a Juke Track that never came out on wax or CD, just this youtube video,