Though he may be currently based in New York, party-starting DJ/producer Brenmar hails form Chicago, so he presumably knows a thing or two about the Windy City’s long lineage of dance music. And he’s chosen to flex some of that knowledge on a brand-new mix which offers a sonic history of Chicago ghetto house, juke, and footwork. Called History of Chicago, Brenmar’s mix was commissioned by Montreal clothing brand SSENSE, and was delivered with a bit of information from the DJ. He explains, “[The mix] starts in the mid-’80s and ends around the mid-2000s, just as footwork was becoming a new sound/thing… My personal era of Chicago ghetto house is late-’90s and early-2000s. Juke was basically the house party music of choice if you were a teen in Chicago around that time.” With a tracklist boasting cuts from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Adonis, Paul Johnson, Gant-Man, Traxman, DJ Funk, and RP Boo, it would seem that Brenmar knew exactly what he was doing when he put together his History of Chicago mix, all of which can be streamed and downloaded for free below.

Jody “Fingers” Finch – Jack Your Big Booty (BHQ No Acid Vocal)
Frankie Kuckles – Baby Wants To Ride
Mark Imperial – Dissin All Hoes (46th Street Dub)
MD III – The Pressure Cooker (M.D.’s Klub Mixx)
Candy J – Why Are You Wasting My Time (Club Mix)
Mark Imperial – J’adore Danser (Club Mix)
Adonis – No Way Back
Armando – Morse Code
Gant-Man – Juke Dat Girl From Tha Back
Paul Johnson – Construction Work
Jammin Gerald – Pass It To The Homie
Waxmaster – Footwerk 97
Houz Mon – Fear The Worlddd
Eric Martin – If You Ride N My Truck (FTP Up 96 Mix)
DJ Deeon – 3 Fine Hoez
DJ D-Man & Billy Boy – Dooky Boody (D-Man Club Version)
DJ Puff – Bang The Box
Jammin Gerald – Hold Up
Greedy J & Sleepy J – Nation Hoe
DJ Milton – JR Funeral
Dj Puncho – Let me C U Juke
Parris Mitchell – Muthafuckin Dog
Dj Clent – Back Seat Hoe
Green Velvet – Shake & Pop (Gant-Man’s Juke Remix)
Traxman – Get Down Lil Mama
Dj Funk – Bounce Dat Ass
RP Boo – Speakers R-4 (Sounds)