Teklife records proudly presents the third installment of ON LIFE, a compilation series exploring
the wide array of talent and range on the posse’s roster. Featuring the OGs, the protégés, the Chicagoans and the out-of-towners, it showcases 20 different artists who continue to push the sound of footwork to new levels.
Among the 18 tracks on this compilation, you hear the many moods that make up this world of music and dance. The smoother, tender side, built around heavy harmonies and intermittent percussion is explored on DJ Manny’s glorious New Wave. Heavee and Sirr TMO touch on the aggressive, competitive side on Get Smoked, utilizing taunting vocals and jarring synths to stir up a battle. The clubby, celebratory side is handled by DJ Lucky on Welcome to the Party, with seductive chants and throbbing bass tailored to fill up any dance floor.
Some tracks in this collection harness one of the aforementioned approaches, while others employ all of the above. ON LIFE is a grand display of the depth and diversity that embodies the spirit of footwork, and how strong it still is going into its 4th decade of existence. It’s a testament to the Chicago-born culture, and shows who’s still carrying the torch that the late DJ Rashad and other pioneers initially lit.
001 DJ MANNY - NEW WAVE
002 DJ PHIL x DJ SPINN x DJ MANNY - NO LOVE
003 DJ TRE - THA GET DOWN
004 BOYLAN - WHISTLE
005 TRAXMAN - I'M YOUR FATHER
006 TASO - TTTNL
007 DJ LUCKY - WELCOME TO THE PARTY
008 HEAVEE X SIRR TMO - GET SMOKED
009 DJ JALEN - WORKIN ME
010 SLICK SHOOTA - LET'S MOVE
011 A.FRUIT - PROPAGANDA
012 REGENT STREET X DBK - TIDES
013 DJ TAYE - BAKKITUP
014 DJ PAYPAL - XYLO TRAK
015 DJ CHAP - EL MAGO
016 MEL G - EROSION DUB
017 TRIPLETRAIN - EVERYBODY
018 JANA RUSH - RAH