Ghettotech or Detroit club music is a form of electronic dance music originating from Detroit. It combines elements of Chicago’s ghetto house with electro, hip hop, techno, and grafts the perceived raunch of Miami Bass as the vocal stamp of the music. It is usually faster than most other dance music genres, at roughly 145 to 170 bpm, and sometimes features pornographic lyrics. As DJ Godfather puts it, “the beats are really gritty, really raw, nothing polished.”
Ghettotech was born as a DJing style, inspired by the eclecticism of The Electrifying Mojo and the fast-paced mixing and turntablism of The Wizard, with DJs mixing genres including Miami Bass, Ghetto House, Electro, HipHop and Detroit Techno. This fast mix of different sounds influenced producers who started making tracks around 1994 which welded the styles together. Moving into 2011 Ghettotech is finding a strong resurgence with Techno and Tech House influences being combined with hiphop and party vocals.