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Take Off Mode by DJ Nate

DJ Nate

Take Off Mode

Release Date: Apr 26, 2019

Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Bass Music, Techno Bass, Juke/Footwork

Record label: Planet Mu

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Take Off Mode

Great, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Nine years after DJ Nate's Da Trak Genious helped introduce Chicago's frenetic footwork sound to the world in 2010, the producer returned with his much-anticipated follow-up. During this time, the regional style had expanded into a global movement, and its influence has been felt throughout numerous styles of electronic music and hip-hop. Nate, however, had basically abandoned the style by the time the album was released, instead pursuing a career in hip-hop and R&B, and eventually scoring a local hit with 2012's "Gucci Goggles," an anthem of Chicago's bopping scene.

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Pitchfork - 76
Based on rating 7.6/10

The first thing that many outside Chicago's footworking community ever heard from its native son DJ Nate was "Hatas Our Motivation," a dizzying track in which the titular phrase, gravelly and defiant, looped ad nauseum over rapid-fire drum machine as brooding synths and pitched-down vocal samples churned ominously underneath. It was 2010, and Nate, just 20 years old, was the first footwork artist to sign to Planet Mu, a UK label better known for jewel-toned IDM. To outsiders, it sounded like a hole had opened in the earth's crust, exposing some heretofore undiscovered gyroscopic contraption swiveling below.

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Resident Advisor - 68
Based on rating 3.4/5

DJ Nate is known in dance music circles for footwork, but he didn't come from that world. In the late '00s, the Chicago artist's profile rose with chipmunk-soul ear worms like "Lil Mama Bad As Hell," which inspired a crop of homemade choreography videos uploaded to YouTube. There was "Bedroom Victory," a slow jam that was heard on the battle floor as dancers showed off their moves to competitors.

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