Jlin has announced a new EP, 'Embryo', which will drop on 10th December via Planet Mu. You can hear the title track below.
Comprising four-tracks, the release marks a shift in direction for the producer, who veers into mutant techno territory with a retro-futurist undercurrent.
Juke Bounce Werk has issued an open call for submissions to the label's forthcoming compilation, 'JBDUBZ Vol. 9'.
The Los Angeles-based imprint is inviting new talent and established artists, both known and unknown to the crew, to send in footwork, juke, and jungle-oriented music for consideration. All submissions must be received by 1st October 2021 at the following email address, using the subject header 'JBDUBZ9': email@example.com
A short film on the music genre and dance style footwork is being projected onto Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a huge Art Deco building home to shops, offices and showrooms, through to early September.
The projections are taking place as part of the city's Year Of Chicago Music project, which sees the Department Of Cultural And Special Events link up with Art On TheMart, a public art initiative. Three films are being projected onto the building for the project, and the first of those is 'Footnotes', an animation on footwork.
Chicago footwork pioneer RP Boo is to release a new album on Planet Mu this September.
Titled 'Established!', it's his fourth full-length release for the label, following on from 2013's 'Legacy', 2015's 'Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints', and 2018's 'I'll Tell You What!'
The album looks back to the time when the producer was inventing and pioneering the footwork genre, "going out listening to disco and linking with early house producers such as Paul Johnson," a press release says. Elsewhere, he takes inspiration from the ghetto and jacking house of the '90s.
Planet Mu will next release a new album by leading footwork producer DJ Manny.
'Signals In My Head', Manny says, embodies his aim "to do something that nobody [in Footwork] had ever done before, which is an R&B love type of album. I just want people to know it's love out there."
Traxman, RP Boo and DJ Clent are to teach an online workshop series on footwork and juke production.
Launching later this year, Chicago Footworkology Music Edition is an online workship series presented by Creation Global, which will offer three online masterclasses across one weekend.