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The collaborative spirit is strong in Chicago these days (as witnessed at this Boiler Room x Pitchfork Fest affair) and some of the young guns in the Teklife crew, including the unstoppable DJ Earl, recently got together to put together the serrated blade that is “Niterave”. Earl, Heavee, Taye & Sirr Tmo bring fucked up synths (I don’t use that lightly) and the huge, rapid-fire toms that have come to define the footwork sound on one of the more aggressive, unremitting 160 tunes I’ve heard in some time. Mid-range synths are much maligned in this post-post world of ours, but “Niterave” proves that when utilized correctly, they can add to the breadth of a genre.