The Era, Chicago Footwork
This year, the resurgence of Chicago footwork, which emerged out of the house music and juking movement on Chicago’s South Side, exploded back onto the world stage with its near-impossible, extra-human speed. The Era crew, comprised of members Litebulb, SteeLo, Dempsey, Chief Manny and P-Top, is leading the charge, and represents the merger of Chicago “Battle Squads” Terra and Goon Squads. Working in unison with the Teklife collective of DJs, including DJ Jody Digital, DJ Manny, Juke Nukem and others, the crew is at the forefront of a footwork resurgence. Traveling the globe, from the streets of Japan to Ohio living rooms to the Marley floors of French dance studios, The Era has taken footwork to the next level.
Best of Chicago 2016