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Footwork is one of this decade’s dance music success stories. Born in Chicago, this fast, propulsive genre evolved out of the city’s ghetto house and juke scenes and, running at a swift 160bpm, was originally designed to soundtrack spectacular dance battles and uplifting community street parties.

Thanks to frenetic YouTube clips, Planet Mu’s seminal ‘Bangs & Works’ compilations and footwork’s shock-of-the-new factor, the sound started to spread beyond the borders of the Chi in 2010/11 and now, as the tens come to a close, you’ll find 160bpm disciples everywhere from Tokyo to Belgrade.

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