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Podcast 126: Ghetto Division's Chicago Mix

When it came time to commission someone for the Chicago edition of our City Guide podcast series, we here at XLR8R spent weeks brainstorming and tossing around possible candidates, many of them legends in their own right. After all, we were talking about Chicago, the birthplace of house music. But then we received an email out of the blue from Ghetto Division, an energetic crew of young Windy City DJs and producers whose roll call includes founders Rob Threezy, Maddjazz, Charlie Glitch, and Rampage alongside newer members Lorenzo Vektor, D-51, MoonMan, M-Dok, Sigma, and Louie Cue. The guys were actually volunteering to tackle the Chicago podcast, promising to do justice to their city's rich house music history while also incorporating the newest Chicago sounds. We'd heard amazing things about Ghetto Division's Southside Shakedown parties, and their passion for their hometown and the podcast was convincing to say the least, so we took a bit of a risk and handed it over to them. And boy, did they deliver—this mix is MASSIVE, covering 90 tracks in fewer than 70 minutes and running the gamut from acid house classics and Chicago legends like Cajmere, Fast Eddie, and DJ Funk (to name a few) to the newer, bassier, and occasionally Latin-flavored sounds of the crew's own productions. If this is the future of Chicago, the city has nothing to worry about.

Fast Eddie "Hip House 89'" (DJ International)
Julian "Jumpin" Perez ft Kool Rock Steady "Ain't We Funky Now" (DJ International)
Maurice "This Is Acid" (Trax)
Cajmere "Coffee Pot (Percolator)" (Club House)
Armando "100% Dissin You" (Warehouse)
Cajmere ft. Derrick Carter "Wet Dream" (Cajual)
MD3 "The Pressure Cooker" (Underground)
Mike Dunn "Magic Feet" (Westbrook)
Mike Dunn "So Let it Be House" (Westbrook)
Mr Fingers "Can You Feel It" (Trax)
Mr. Fingers "Washing Machine" (Trax)
Mike Dunn "Life Goes On" (Westbrook)
Debo "South Side" (Dance Mania)
House Master Boys "House Nation" (Dance Mania)
Adonis "Were Rocking Down the House" (Trax)
Mr. Lee "I Cant Forget" (Trax)
The Outhere Bros "Pass the Toilet Paper" (Af-Ryth-Mix Sounds)
The PJ Project "Nice-N-Fast" (Power)
Cajmere "Chit Chat" (Club House)
DJ Sneak "Work It" (Defiant)
Farley "Give Yourself to Me" (Trax)
Tyree "Acid Crash" (House Musik)
DJ Deeon "Freak Like Me" (Promo)
The Mixmasters "In The Mix" (DJ International)
Fast Eddie "Clap Your Hands" (DJ International)
Fast Eddie "Git On Up" (DJ International)
Z-Factor "Fantasy" (Mitchball)
Fingers Inc. "Mystery of Love" (DJ International)
Tyree ft Chic "I Fear The Night" (Underground)
Fast Eddie "Make Some Noise" (DJ International)
Kool Rock Steady "Let's Get Hyped" (DJ International)
Fast Eddie "Acid Thunder" (DJ International)
Pierre's Pfantasy Club "Got the Bug" (Trax)
Ralphie Rosario "You Used to Hold Me" (Hot Mix 5)
DJ Funk "Funk Me Right" (Dance Mania)
Paul Johnson "Feel My MF Bass" (Dance Mania)
DJ Hyperactive "Venus" (Missile)
DJ Funk "Pass It Around" (Dance Mania)
Cajmere "Jungle Jazz" (Cajual)
Dajae "You Got Me Up" (Cajual)
DJ Tragic "Wasted Time" (UC Music)
Dance Works "Dem Rats" (UC Music)
The Outhere Brothers "Boom Boom Boom" (House Nation)
DJ Sneak "Flip It" (Relief)
RT "Can We All Just Get Along" (Cajual)
Dajae "Brighter Days" (Cajual)
Cajmere "Conflict" (Cajual)
Cajmere "Coffee Pot (Percolator)" (Club House)
CZR "Ghetto Muzik" (IHR)
Green Velvet "Lalalalala" (Cajual)
Jammin' Gerald "Pump That Shit" (Dance Mania)
Jammin' Gerald "Pump On The Floor" (Dance Mania)
Steve Poindexter "Compter Maddness" (Muzique)
Lidell Townsell "Get With U" (Mercury)
Eric Martin "Fire Alarm" (Dance Mania)
Fast Eddie "Big Ol Booty" (IHR)
CZR "Seizure" (IHR)
Blaxican "Bounce Dat Booty" (IHR)
Tyree "Dat Ass" (Renegade)
MCM-13 "Big Fat Juicy Booty" (Jasper Stone)
MCM-13 "How To Run A Train" (Jasper Stone)
The Kix "Feelin You" (UC Music)
DJ Bam Bam "Da Hard Beats" (UC Music)
Kevin Halstead "Hands Up" (UC Music)
Alex Peace "Let Your Mind Be Free" (UC Music)
Kevin Halsted "Hands in Da Air" (UC Music)
Dance Works "Burnin'" (UC Music)
Rick Garcia "The Predator" (IHR)
Rick Garcia "The DJ Rocks" (UC Music)
Stacy Kidd "Get with It" (Titled)
Johnny Fiasco "Zig Zag" (Hot Trax)
DJ Jes "I Gave You Love" (Fresca)
CZR "Southside Chicago" (IHR)
Hispanic Syndicate Empire "Strong Feeling" (IHR)
Stacy Kidd "Give It To Me" (Dance Mania)
Rampage & Nader "Get Up" (Ghetto Division)
M-Dok "Busta" (Ghetto Division)
Maddjazz "Jack Move" (Ghetto Division)
Jose 2 Hype "Closet Freak (Charlie Glitch Remix)" (2HYPE)
Bingo Players "Devotion (M-dok Remix)"
Rob Threezy "La Chalupa" (Ghetto Division)
Jose Zaragoza "Shindigin' (Charlie Glitch Remix)" (Deep Hype)
Rob 3 "All My Time" (2HYPE)
Louie Cue "Feedback (M-dok Remix)" (Ghetto Division)
Charlie Glitch "The Talk"
Maddjazz "N2 The Music" (Ol' Head)
Knuckles "Headfones (M-dok Remix)"
Maddjazz "I Don't Play" (Ghetto Division)
Charlie Glitch "Chambermaid Swing"
D-51 "Mi Trompeta" (Ghetto Division)

53 comments Ghetto Division's Chicago Mix

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:09


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:24

Bad Ass Tracks, you guys did Chicago well

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 12:57

cant fuck with GHETTO DIVISION. fuck what you heard whos the best in Chicagoooooo!!

DORITOS AND A GRAPE SODA (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 15:05


smallsmcgee (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 15:27

Snapped ,dancing in my kitchen !

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/04/2010 - 23:10

this is the most stupid mix ever!!!!

Toy Selectah (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 01:31

Puro OG Chicago Mexicans!!!


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:06


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:09

great job ghetto division. giving our kids hope for years to come

DJ Scend (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:36

Much much love to my Ghetto Division homies! Holdin' it down like no others in our city of wind! Chitown goes hard!!

Kane One (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:01

awesomeness. a round of micheladas on the house.

done uemf (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:42

by far one of the best mixes ive heard!! great job!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 13:25

if this is the future of Chicago, I'm moving to Detroit......

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 14:57

move to Detroit then.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 15:13


Mr. Automatic (Front 312) (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 15:18

Good job guys. I got shivers down my spine from this mix. Way to do this right!

Chicago Latina (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/05/2010 - 17:03

I LOVE It!! Great job guys!

Binker (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/06/2010 - 00:52


Damien102.7ComiskeyJubilations102.7PhotonDoltonExpo (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/06/2010 - 08:51

I need to be drivin' round Chi-Town throwin' a million dubs of this out da window. If we ALL started jackin',we could we could have world peace. Guaranteed! I just stood up and saluted my speakers. Mayor Daley is criminal......

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/06/2010 - 20:48

fuckin M A S S I V E next time im in chi city im making it a priority to see these dudes

Danni (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 04:48

Bony Boys Movin on up!

Cristin (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:24


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:41

Ghetto Division is the shit!!!! They be snapping on their mixes!!! Peace, love & house music all day everyday!!!!

Primo Stallone (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 13:33


Jubilee (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 14:45

Fucking great! Love these guys!!!!!

Lorenzo Vektor (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 09:31

Thanks to everybody showing love, we do this music for you!

djmoppy (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 14:34

HOT ...

charlie glitch (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 16:22

thanks for the support :)

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 16:29

rockin out to this at the apple store!!!!!!

Film42 (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 07:50

Hottest mix out!

lupe (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 08:31

this is so chicago HOUSE MUSIC and they did it old school way where its not just a couple tracks its all 120 thousand house classics the real chicago way to make the mixtapes, nice..thanks ghetto division for holdin it down in chicago

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 13:35

This is how Chicago's underground party scene does it every weekend!

pilsen (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 12:21

musica para gente naca,pochos nacos!!!! that's why latinos are so ignorant about new talent in latinoamerica.Sorry Toy you support this music because you make money with this shit!!!. I'm from Chicago and I know those parties with drugs and ghetto people with out education.!! so lame..

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 07:26

Bwwwaahahaaaa! Pilsen, youre so wrong but soooooo right.

LOL (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 10:01


haterville (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 12:06

hmmmm, and some people wonder why they call Chicago Haterville.

aye pilsen (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 12:09

Aye pilsen, I guess it takes a naco to know a naco right? You've been to "the parties" supposedly right? If you don't want to dance to house music I suggest you take yourself to the opera or symphony, maybe you'll fit in better there or go to bar in Wrigleyville.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 13:42

yeah, stay in wrigleyville. . .

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 08:25

Or Wicker Park, where House is still House, cause I don't know what this crap is.

LOL (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 14:21

wicker park = hipster transplants from iowa and kansas who think they know what house music is

southside = Real House music

Learn to evolve, don't be a House Dinosaur, these guys are actually doing something positive for Chicago, Ghetto Division is awesome

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 17:06

what's the track in between CZR - ghetto muzik and percolator

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 17:19

luv it..Chi-town!!!! dope!

POdfan85 (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/25/2010 - 12:55

Thanks for getting a group of talented DJs for Chicago's podcast, and not Flosstradamus.

WTF!!!!! (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 15:57

are yall really arguing about southside or wicker park? its all f*ing house music!!!!! Chicago holds it down!!!!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 15:32




Chitowns Finest (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 09:32

damn best house that i have heard in a while

Lovely Leyna (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 07:31

This is honestly best house mix I heard in a long time.....You guys got skills, that's for sure, keep doing what you do! You got mad talent, and no matter where you go, Chi-town or elsewhere, there will always be haters, just remember they are your biggest fans. Peace..........

the future (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/22/2010 - 10:22

still bangin this mix. and where can i get headphones from mdok and chambermaid swing by glitch?

hope :) (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 06:02

gotta love it!! best house mix ive hear in a while! :)

OZZIE2XX (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 08:33

Mad love! Holdin it down for the city!!

Noble (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 11:57

Ghetto Division is laying the new foundation of house where the old one once stood.... and for those arguing Pilsen vs. Wicker Park - yall's is ignorant

Boy13 from Chi-town's Synthetic crew of [lUV.N.mUZIK] (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:06

Ghetto Division is holding this sh*t down. very old school start. nice acid. per previous comments, house is house. there's tons out there. let's not forget that. GD does a great job of representing Chi-town. I love me some old school acid house personally. Good job. Haters stop hating and start supporting. If it's not ur scene, stay out. Fighters and thugs, stay out and leave the mess outside of the parties. Sum of us jus wanna dance like the Ghetto crew does. Jus sayin. Thanks!

Roxy from Southside, Chitown: (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 22:38

You guys are the best!!! I always have a great time dancing to your mixes... Much love and respect!

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