Footwork Or Die
Vinyl LP Record [2LP]
With Footwork Or Die, Chicago's own DJ Diamond returns to the spotlight with a strongly infectious and deep masterpiece, a worthy successor to his debut album Flight Muzik (2011). 2013 saw the release of a reloaded extended version of Flight Muzik, titled First Class Flight Mix, and now in 2016, Duck N' Cover Records bring more of DJ Diamond's outstanding music to the ears of a wide audience. With his first album, DJ Diamond, aka Karlis Griffin, made clear that he is one of the footwork scene's most original producers, with a very distinctive style of his own that is not replicable. The epic quality and deepness of some of the brightest moments on Flight Muzik are back and, in some cases, even topped on Footwork Or Die. An important factor that made DJ Diamond a local legend, long before the debut album was available, is the apparent musicality of his productions. The style lends itself to outsiders, but doesn't compromise on the frenzy that is needed to bring the footworkers the necessary heat. A hybrid, only a genius mind can fabricate. Experience once again, a beautifully sequenced album featuring Duck N' Cover Records notoriously stylish artwork. A perfectly well-balanced compilation of deep and hard hitting material, bearing the mark of a classic album that will stand the test of time.