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A Detroit ghettotech style of dancing is called the jit, which relies heavily on fast footwork combinations, drops, spins and improvisations. It originated from “the Jitterbug,” a stateside dance style from the 40’s that became a worldwide sensation by way of US soldiers spreading it during WW2, quickly getting banned by authorities on account of being rude, vulgar and against the interests of the war effort. The movements are characterized by a highly energetic and ecstatic movements, and the frenetic mixing style reflects the highly improvisational nature of the dance, and the DJ’s who spin ghettotech wildly blend together chicago juke and footwork, jungle, miami bass, electro, hard techno. This is the first in a series of Jit compilations transmitted from planet Detroit and beamed directly into the ghetto of your mind. Elevated Jit is dedicated to the jitters and and to the loving memory of Andre “Erotek” Brown. Jit the Planet ! Look out for volume 2, coming soon.
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