DJ Earl is a footwork DJ and producer from Chicago, releasing on Teklife, Planet Mu and Hyperdub, among others.
DJ Earl represents the new generation of Chicago’s sound, between jazz and funk tunes, devilish synthesizers, unstructured hip hop samples, heavy sub basses and mesmerizing snares. He entered the musical world in 2005 by means of dance battles. He participated in local parties in roller skating rinks, building up his knowledge of this culture. In 2008 he meet DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad — a sudden trigger that led him to produce his own footwork tracks and join the Ghetto Teknitianz beside Spinn, Rashad, Traxman and many others. He is currently preparing to release a new record crafted alongside Daniel Lopatin - also known as Oneohtrix Point Never - which will be out on Teklife in September 2016.
DJ Earl will be performing at Loop with footwork dancers Sirr Tmo and Dre.