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My Year of Mixtapes Week 24: Ghettotech

My Year of Mixtapes Week 24: Ghettotech

Playing tracks by

DJ At Will, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Santone, Technasia feat. DJ Godfather & DJ Omega, Drexciya and more.

This week I've got a tape of Ghettotech, which for you uninitiated folks is a genre of uptempo urban dance music we have here in the Midwest. The music (and the name "ghettotech" itself) originated in Detroit, and is essentially sped-up Detroit techno with a heavy dose of Miami bass music and Chicago ghetto house influence. It's fast, it's bass-heavy, it's got a lot of dirty words—it's similar to Juke, but there are some key differences that a lot of people overlook: ghettotech tends to stick to either four-on-the-floor style drum patterns or traditional Miami bass electro drum patterns, whereas juke is a lot more all over the place rhythmically; ghettotech makes a lot less use of the tom tom drum as a melodic instrument; and ghettotech tends to be "techier" or more futuristic sounding, whereas juke has a lot more of a pronounced soul, hip hop, and R&B influence. The last few years... (full text at


lady miss kier

brilliant mix...made my morning..thanks


:) glad to hear!

Melting Universe

I've played this mix SO much. You wouldn't believe the amount of times I've bumped it at work and had to dive for the volume when other people I work with are about! Great mix