Oakland’s Club Chai is one of the most exciting collectives on the West coast right now.
The regular party and record label, helmed FOOZOOL and 8ULENTINA, is an everything-goes affair—meaning DJs play across eras, cutting hypermodern club styles and hip-hop together with vintage acid house, electro and pretty much anything else.
The Club Chai co-founders’ new show on NTS shows the breadth of their influences. They start off with a track from Turkish folk singer Ibrahim Tatlises before weaving through trap, gqom and a mix of acid and dabke—while featuring cuts from affiliates like neo-reggaeton artist Kelman Duran. It’s a full-on sensory overload that highlights the energy and immediacy of their eclectic DJing style.
Listen to the mix above.