From beats to threads: reliving the house music days

Guess what track popped up on my playlist the other day? Yep, the undying classic, "Dub Be Good to Me" by Beats International. If you've been around the house music scene as long as I have, you’ll probably remember that Beats International were a brilliant British dance music band and hip-hop collective. Formed in the late 1980s, they were the brainchild of the iconic Norman Cook, who many of us also recognise as Fatboy Slim. There’s a vibe, an energy to the music that was unparalleled at the time. Dive back into its history here if you're feeling as nostalgic as I was.

Now, those lyrics: "Tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty" – they got stuck in my head. Not just as a catchy tune but as a visual, a design. I could imagine wearing that feeling, that house music essence, every time I step out.

Tank Fly Boss Walk Jam Nitty Gritty

This spark led me to create a typographic poster design celebrating not just the song, but the entire era of classic house music. A time when acid-washed jeans were in, warehouse raves were the weekend plan, and vinyl records spun tales of our youth.

If you're a house music fan, a lover of its rich history, or someone who simply digs house music fashion, you're in the right place. While you're here on Subhustle, take a moment to explore some of the garments that pay homage to this golden era. It’s not just clothing; it’s a statement of passion, rhythm, and groove.

Oh, and if you’re someone who believes that every day is a dancefloor, this Dancing Feet T-shirt might just be your next favourite tee. Trust me, it's a head-turner for every house music lover out there.

Dance Music Lovers T-shirt Design


Let's keep the conversation going. Share your favourite house music memories or tracks - after all, our love for house music is what connects us all.

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