• DJ Roc – The Crack Capone

    DJ Roc - The Crack Capone

    Reviewed by Chris Downton Source: (Cyclic Defrost)

    <b> DJ Roc </b> - The Crack Capone

    Alongside DJ Nate, DJ Roc (real name Clarence Johnson) is easily one of the most high profile and respected figures to emerge from Chicago’s footwork / juke scene, first playing his own footwork tracks and re-edits at local parties around 2004, before going on to spend the last few years releasing his now legendary in the scene ‘Juke City’ mix CDs alongside his Bosses Of The Circle crew. In many senses this debut album ‘The Crack Capone’ fulfils a similar
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  • DJ Roc: The Crack Capone

    DJ Roc - The Crack Capone

    Reviewed by Tom Lea Source: (Fact Magazine)

    <b> DJ Roc </b> - The Crack Capone

    DJ Roc is a veteran of the Chicago juke scene that you’ve presumably heard tons about recently. If you haven’t, you can easily google it.

    The Crack Capone is his first full album with a worldwide release, via Planet Mu. It’s the second juke long-player that Mu have put out, after DJ Nate’s, and the two make for an interesting contrast. There are plenty of similarities between them, the most obvious (ignoring structural ones like drums and tempo) being the
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  • DJ Roc The Crack Capone Review

    DJ Roc - The Crack Capone

    Reviewed by Chris Power Source: (BBC Review)

    <b> DJ Roc </b> - The Crack Capone

    Following DJ Nate’s Da Trak Genious, DJ Roc’s The Crack Capone continues Planet Mu’s sequence of juke releases. Juke is a faster variant of ghetto house, the raw, minimal house style that developed in Chicago in the 1990s, and until now much of it has only been available in the UK as low quality YouTube rips. The juke variant currently in vogue – particularly, on this side of the Atlantic, with DJs and producers occupying the loosely defined areas of post-dubstep
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  • DJ Roc ‘The Crack Capone’ (Planet Mu)

    DJ Roc - The Crack Capone

    Reviewed by Albert Freeman Source: (Halcyon)

    <b> DJ Roc </b> - The Crack Capone

    With a steadily increasing amount of UK-based buzz directed towards the Chicago Juke House style and increasingly major UK artists seeking to emulate this sound in their productions, forward-thinking UK label Planet Mu goes the full monty with an album’s worth of productions from Chicago-based DJ Roc, an established legend in the Juke scene. As the UK scene has steadily diversified and fragmented over the previous few years, the always-hungry trendsetters there have
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