Watch a Short Documentary About Teklife & Chicago’s Footwork Scene

September 05, 2013 Watch

As Chicago’s footwork scene continues to land on UK labels like Hyperdub and Planet Mu, the city’s Teklife crew has gotten its very own documentary. The Thump short includes interviews with Kode9, DJ Spinn and DJ Earl, as well as footage from a feature-length Cluster Mag doc (simply titled Tek Life) that’ll drop later this year.

Check it out below, along with tour dates from a Hyperdub tour that features DJ Rashad, Ikonika and Kode9. One of Tek Life’s directors (Chicago native Wills Glasspiegel) also shot a similar NPR film a few years back, so we included that as well…

Hyperdub tour dates:
9/11 Calgary, AB – Hi Fi Club *
9/12 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar *
9/19 Middleton, CT – Eclectic House ^
9/20 Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen ^
9/21 Westchester, NY – The Stood ^
9/25 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile *#^
9/26 Denver, CO – Casselman’s *#^
9/27 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom *#^
9/29 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos for SMOG ^#
10/1 Detroit, MI – The Works for Datswotsup! ^#
10/2 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory *
10/2 Boston, MA – The Good Life for Bassic ^#
10/3 New York, NY – Output for Input ^#*
10/4 Montreal, QC – Club Lambi ^#
10/5 Mexico City, MEX @ Mutek MX, Plaza Condesa ^#*

* with Ikonika
# with Kode9
^ with DJ Rashad