Three prominent figures in Chicago’s footwork and juke scene are giving masterclasses on the genres. DJ Clent, RP Boo and Traxman have opened registration for Chicago Footworkology, which will take place on April 10th and 11th.
Chicago dance crew Creation Global has organized the music camp, which will consist of three Zoom masterclasses as well as a beat battle called “Werk The Beat.” Participants can sign up for both days for $50 or “drop in” for $20.
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Along with the late DJ Rashad, DJ Clent (real name Clenton Hill) and RP Boo (real name Kavain Wayne Space) are the artists most commonly associated with the origins of footwork, which The Quietus notes emerged parallel to juke from ghetto house in the mid ’90s. Traxman (real name Cornelius Ferguson), on the other hand, has played a wide range of music since the ’80s and is known more for his frenetic turntablism than for ties to any single genre.
Although based in Chicago, Creation Global boasts 70 members worldwide. “Our crew is dedicated to the performance and preservation of Chicago-based African-American art forms, development of the next generation of leaders and artists, and building global connections to strengthen our multicultural movement,” reads a passage of the Chicago Footworkology description.
Register to Chicago Footworkology via this form.