From Jack to Juke 25 Years of Ghetto House (documentary)
This is one of my favorite Music Documentaries by Sonali Aggarwal looking at the electronic side of Chicago music from the last two and a half decades. Chicago is the Mecca of house music where it all began to what we call House and EDM today. Back in the early 80s a music genre that was a spin-off of disco was sweeping through Chicago on a wave that would eventually be coined “House”. This genre over the years has been ultimately responsible for many version of “house” but none for familiar than “Ghetto House”.
From Jack to Juke breaks down the Chicago-centric sound (which has been known as “trax,” “booty house,” and many other names before being introduced as “juke”) with DJs like Gant-Man, V-Dub, Traxman, Spinn, and other Chicago legends charting the progression of the sound. You also have input from Detroit DJs like Godfather, helping shed some light on how the sound of Chicago migrated to different states and taking on new influences.