Bed squeaks. Bouncing bass. Rapid-fire vocals. Shaking thighs. Machine-gun claps. Echoing snares. Chipmunk voices. Fancy footwork. Hyper cool. This is the stuff of Jersey Club anthems. It's a high-energy style that grabs you by the collar and pulls you onto the floor. It's a sound designed to make you sweat. Repetitive and loud, it's almost obnoxious. It lands somewhere between New York's Vogue and Chicago's Juke with a little bit of that nasty from Miami Bass.
DJ Sliink has helped break the bouncy sound out of the Newark streets and into the hearts of millions worldwide. Tracks like “Vibrate,” “Put Cha Back In It,” and “Test Me” help define the movement. He's as comfortable leading DIY parties as he is soundtracking runways for Alexander Wang and Rick Owens, and Billboard Dance tapped the talented Jersey-holic for a list of the 41 best Jersey Club music songs ever. Enjoy the madness below, and learn something while you're at it.