Monday, April 21, 2014

Genre research project 37/1359: Ghettotech

Ghettotech or Detroit club music is a form of electronic music originating from Detroit. It combines elements of Chicago's ghetto house with electro, glitch, hip hop and techno. It is usually faster than most other dance music genres, at roughly 145 to 170 bpm, and sometimes features pornographic lyrics. As DJ Godfather puts it, "the beats are really gritty, really raw, nothing polished."

Ghettotech is an integral part of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, an annual event. A Detroit ghettotech style of dancing is called the jit. It is an improvisational dance that mainly centers around the fast movement of the feet. Chicago's equivalent dance style is Juke, where the focus is on the footwork dating back to the late 1980s.


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