Booty house, as it were, ran out of steam somewhere around the time Disco D (R.I.P) started producing tracks for 50 Cent and someone pitched Aril Brikha’s “Groove La Chord” up to 45 RPM. But man, was that shit everywhere for a while. Riding through Detroit in the ’90s on the way to the warehouse party, you could be sure to find some booty on the radio, the perfect urban soundtrack for a bunch of white suburban kids delving deep into the downtown battlescape.
DJ Nate is from Chicago, the original home of booty before sister city to the east took the sound an raaaaaan with it. The dude also recorded these tunes when he was like 17 years old, so it’s questionable if he even knew the source material. But it’s the reboot that booty has been needing for a decade. And his upcoming releases for Planet Mu helps complete that label’s much needed reset—from ’90s cult obscurity to astonishing relevant and prolific mutant bass imprint.