#Curated - Ghetto House (NSFW)

If you're not familiar, NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work. This music can have cursing and be sexually explicit.

This week I decided to release a Ghetto House playlist. Ghetto House was started in Chicago in the 80's and gained popularity in the early 90's. The template for Ghetto House is Cajmere's "It's Time for the Percolator." The basic identifying factors are its four to the floor clave rhythm from 130-150 BPM with sexual lyrics samples repeated or a full rap. 808 and 909 kicks always drive the rhythm. Ghetto House is the predecessor of many genres including Juke, Baltimore Club, and Jersey Club (featured in an earlier playlist). 

Luke Joachim

DJ CoolHand, New York, New York

CoolHand is a DJ/Producer like no other.  His roots are in Oakland, California, where fresh diverse sets, smooth fades, and crisp cuts are required. He is one of the few young DJs who truly started by lugging turntables, digging for vinyl, collecting old crates at radio stations, and blasting home speakers at various events. By the end of high school, he was spinning regularly at night clubs in San Francisco.

When CoolHand moved to New Orleans, he started by spinning Fridays at the “#1 college bar in the nation” (USA Today), touring with international artists, and performing at industry leading festivals like A3C and SXSW.

His sets are spontaneous and interactive because CoolHand vibes with the party and depends on the energy in the room for his selections. His mixes include multiple genres, remixes, key blending, wordplay, and creative concepts. Whether he is playing for an exclusive event or packed arena, come ready to feel the groove like you never have before.

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