RP Boo

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RP Boo
RP Boo @ Pitchfork, Chicago 7-16-2016 (28135851444).jpg
RP Boo performing in Chicago in 2016
Background information
Birth nameKavain Wayne Space
GenresFootwork, juke
Years active1997–present[1]
LabelsPlanet Mu

Kavain Wayne Space, known as RP Boo, is a Chicago-based electronic musician, producer and DJ known as one of the originators of the footwork genre during the 1990s.[2] He released his debut album Legacy on Planet Mu in 2013.

Born in West Chicago, RP Boo started as a DJ and dancer working with the House-O-Matics juke and House crew,[3] making mixtapes, and contributing to the Bud Billiken Parade.[4] His early, self-released singles are cited as foundational to the evolution of the style of Footwork.[5] He produces tracks using a Roland R-70 drum machine and an Akai S01 digital sampler.[6]



  • Legacy (2013)
  • Fingers, Bank Pads, and Shoe Prints (2015)
  • I'll Tell You What (2018)

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Baby Come On (1997)
  • 11-47-99 (The Godzilla Track) (1999)
  • RP Technic (2014)
  • Classics, Volume 1 (2015)
  • The Ultimate (2016)


  1. ^ Michelle Lhooq (14 May 2013). "RP Boo Is The Greatest Chicago Producer You've Never Heard Of". thump Vice.
  2. ^ [1] Kate Hutchinson, 'RP Boo: Fingers, Bank Pads and Shoe Prints review – forward-looking footwork followup', The Guardian, 25 June 2015
  3. ^ "ZIQ335". Planet Mu. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ Friedlander, Emilie (22 September 2015). "Bang'n on King Drive: Footworking the Bud Billiken Parade with RP Boo, K-Phi-9, and The Era". thump. Vice. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Glasspiegel, Wills (11 May 2011). "Footwork: Chicago Dance Music With A Need For Speed". All Things Considered. NPR. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ Quam, Dave (9 June 2010). "Like Fucking Mozart: An Interview with RP Boo". Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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