Category Archives: Detroit

This Old Jit

Sole Tech – Jit The Anthem (75 South) (from Jit The Anthem 1995) I would never claim to know much about jit, ghettotech, or hell even techno, but hey, I’ve never been to Detroit. Not to say I’ve ever set … Continue reading

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DET Only

DJ Godfather & DJ Starski – Let’s Go (from DET-Only 005 12″ 2004) DJs Godfather, Starski, and Dick put out a handful of white labels a few years ago under a Twilight 76 sub-label of their own, which contained some … Continue reading

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Jitterbugs

The roots of footwork go back to the early 1900s in Detroit and Chicago, but obviously you can go on forever connecting the dots back the beginning of time. However, it’s probably more interesting to take it one step at … Continue reading

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I’m Ready

DJ Assault – I’m Ready vs Footwork (from Straight Up Detroit Shit vol 4 2000) Don’t be fooled because this isn’t exactly straight up Detroit shit. This is straight up classic italo matched to Waxmasters footwork anthem, possibly requiring more … Continue reading

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Whooditech

This isn’t so out of the ordinary as far as Ghettotech goes, but almost every track from this guy seems to be based on a sample by a New Orleans rapper. I mean the vocals are in the same Detroit … Continue reading

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More Nateisms and Jittin Jesuses

Dollah Jones – Bang It! 2009 Been lending my ears to more Detroit sounds lately, a place which always confused me musically. This is the result of reading this article which roots Jittin to the Jitterbug in a century-long time … Continue reading

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Global Ghettotech

DJ Assault – No Vaseline (from Fuckadancemania 12″ 1998) Most people don’t know it, but DJ Assault composed the Jeopardy theme song. Before he was born even. This was his original version, which he fought for years to keep uncensored. … Continue reading

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