What is Footwork House Jam (FW)?
First of all it is a long-running club night in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to real house music and house dance culture. Started in 2010 as a small project, influenced by sound and visual esthetics of 90’s house parties in New York and Chicago, FW soon became the biggest creative community of dancers in Russia, gaining strong local following and international reputation. It is the birthplace and home for leading Russian house dance crews.
Various Artists EP “Footwork House Jam #1” is a homage to the global house culture and the eponymous Moscow-based club night in particular. The idea behind this compilation is to provide the fuel for house dance culture and house movement to expand further on, blurring the boarders and eliminating the prejudices of the present times. This is a collection of irresistible swinging beats from some of the world’s top house producers: Karizma (USA), Nubian Mindz (UK), Byron The Aquarius (USA), Kid Sublime (Netherlands), Lay-Far (Russia), Intr0beatz (Island), SMBD AKA Simbad (UK). These tracks will make your body jack!
Being a long-time resident of FW, Lay-Far selected and compiled the music for this release, sharing his vision of what Footwork House Jam is all about.
House is a feeling, not a fashion.
Suppored and played by Gilles Peterson, Matthew Herbert, Ame, Benji B, Jimpster, Mad Mats, Atjazz, Nachtbraker, Loz Goddart, Deetron, Josh Wink, Alex Nut, Toshio Matsuura, Kev Beadle, Radio Slave, Catz ’n Dogz, Tensnake, Agoria, Sascha Dive, Brame & Hamo, Moodymanc, Fred Everything, Adesse Versions, Iron Curtis, Chaos In The CBD, Flori, XLR8R, Music Is My Sanctuary, etc.
Jeremy Underground: “I really dig it, would love to play the tunes”.
Simbad (Worldwide): “Great EP man !! Very dope !”
DJ Spinna: “All star line up!”
Laurent Garnier: “Wicked”
Ben UFO: “Some killers on here!”
Tom Trago: “Great Release!”
Red Rack’Em: “All tracks dope. Will support.”
Dave Aju: “Dope rhythms and vibes all round!”
Roska: “Nubian mindz and the karizma joints are sick!”
Kiko Navarro: “Loving all the tracks…What a release!!!”
Craig Smith: “Dope EP”
Luke Solomon: “Some great stuff on here!”
Fred P: “Cool”
Mr Beatnick: “Really great comp guys, love it!” 5/5
Nickodemus: “Feet shufflin, body jackin, neck breakin beats for the dancefloor!
DJ Caspa: “Excellent music all the way with this Va, so happy to own it :)) 10/10”
released March 31, 2017
Mastered by Martin Iveson @ ARCO Labs.
Design by K-Feer
Photos by Sasha Box
FW Crew: Anya Karmanova, Snow, Lay-Far, Raf
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