AOTY 2018

Still Trippin'

DJ Taye - Still Trippin'
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #349 / 706
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
March 2, 2018 / Release Date
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Hyperdub / Label
Footwork / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

The Chicago-based dance-music subgenre of footwork can be intimidating to newcomers, with its reliance on insistent polyrhythmic beats and vocal repetition. Fortunately, DJ Taye’s Still Trippin’ is one of the most tuneful and accessible examples of the genre.

80
XLR8R

With Still Trippin’, DJ Taye said he took the chance to not have boundaries with the genre and to reach a broader audience beyond the underground. He showcases the breadth of footwork and pushes the sound forward by building links with trap, R&B, and Jersey. In doing so, he reinvigorates footwork and brings it up to date with 2018 dance culture.

80
Crack Magazine

DJ Taye’s creative, rich debut album Still Trippin’ is footwork at its best.

80
AllMusic

Still Trippin' builds on Taye's past triumphs, such as the remarkable 2015 EP Break It Down, and ends up a sprawling yet cohesive work that reaches toward mainstream accessibility without diluting or compromising the genre's essence. If you're new to footwork, this is just as valid a starting point as DJ Rashad's Double Cup.

78
Pitchfork

Infused with his own rapping, the debut album from Teklife’s youngest member makes a strong case for the way footwork has been strengthened, not diluted, as its form has loosened up.

70
Spectrum Culture

Still Trippin’ is in the vein of albums like DJ Earl’s Live Love Teklife and DJ Paypal’s Sold Out that actively encourage casual listening rather than challenging it. But I suppose in a genre as weird as footwork, the best way to innovate is to go pop.

60
Resident Advisor
The LP's commitment to variety is its salvation, but it's also its biggest flaw. It assumes the solution to spreading footwork globally—or simply evolving it—can't come from its own DNA. As it is, the LP's cross-genre hybrids rarely improve the footwork formula, and, by combining it with inferior versions of other styles, sometimes diminish it.
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pstaggs707
70
Still Trippin' is filled to the brim with great footwork tracks. However, therein lies its main problem: it nearly manages to outstay its welcome. Still Trippin' falls prey to an issue that plagues even the greatest full-length footwork albums: at a certain point, listening to fast-paced, highly repetitive sounds can become a bit numbing. Also, while every song here is beautifully put together, the album is still front-loaded with undeniable bangers such as "Trippin'" and "Need ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#14/Crack Magazine
#34/The Vinyl Factory
#50/SPIN

Track List

  1. 2094
  2. Trippin'
  3. Need It (feat. DJ Manny)
  4. Smokeout (feat. DJ Lucky)
  5. Same Sound (feat. Odile Myrtil)
  6. 9090
  7. Anotha4 (feat. DJ Manny)
  8. Bonfire (feat. DJ Paypal)
  9. The Matrixx (feat. DJ Manny)
  10. Get It Jukin' (feat. Chuck Inglish)
  11. Pop Drop (feat. DJ Paypal)
  12. Gimme Some Mo (feat. UNIIQU3)
  13. Truu (feat. DJ Paypal)
  14. Closer
  15. I'm Trippin'
  16. I Don't Know (feat. Fabi Reyna)
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Added on: December 6, 2017