Ghettotech: The Bluffer’s Guide

By: Gavin Mueller

Posted 08/27/2007 - 08:25:04 AM by vsvsvs:
 Only on Stylus will you find the longest, most pretentious articles on the dumbest shit. Anyway, where's any mention of DJ Funk?
Posted 08/28/2007 - 11:14:19 AM by J_R_K_:
 I think DJ Funk gets mentioned in the longer, more pretentious version of this article.
Posted 08/29/2007 - 03:20:15 PM by GavinM:
 Haha, sort of true. I was trying to stay Detroit-specific, since ghettotech usually refers to the Detroit style. DJ Funk's from Chicago, usually gets grouped into "ghetto house." Semantics, I know. DJ Funk does pretty much rule.
Posted 07/23/2008 - 07:41:52 PM by ginsushark:
 House was big in the Detroit in the mid 80s. College Wayne state types would spin that at more "sophisticated" house parties. ANother big influence was Detroit's New Wave radio station that played funk and new wave. (WLBS? - its been so long) Yaz, Dolby and etc. From the late 80s until the early 90s Booty or Bootybass (what it was called before geto tech) was mostly b-sides of obscure electro-rap 12s. so it wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that they had no vox - they just preferred the instro mixes. the style sped up in BPM every year from approx 120-130 then 130-140. Detroit was/is part of the Booty belt that runs from Miami through Atlanta to Detroit. Be sure to peek Latin booty. Did you cover the jit/juke rivalry?(my eyes glazed over trying to read the article. but I appreciate teh effort. props.)