The L & B Project. Spleef the Rag. Underground Construction 1995. Producers: Terry Baldwin, LaTour. Main genre: Electronic, Dance. Tags: House, Hard House, Chicago House. Contains samples of 1 song.
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Spleef games take place in a stadium, or elevated surface which consists of a generally large platform of blocks, known as the Spleef block. The platform is usually surrounded by a building for people to spectate. The goal is to destroy blocks on the platform near or under the opponent to cause them to fall, while avoiding suffering that fate yourself. Those who fall from the platform lose the round, and can fall into a pit, lava, or many other cruel fates designed by the stadium constructors. Creating blocks during the playing of Spleef is not usually allowed, except in variations
It was one of Joplin's early works, and became the model for ragtime compositions by subsequent composers. It is one of the most famous of all ragtime pieces. As a result Joplin was called the King of Ragtime. The piece gave Joplin a steady if unspectacular income for the rest of his life.