Hyperdub Prep New DJ Rashad EP
The sudden and unexpected loss of Footwork innovator DJ Rashad on April 26th last year aged just 34 – shortly after he’d returned to the Teklife fold – hit the dance music community hard and inspired the kind of torrential grief which greets music’s most respected names. Rashad was Footworks’s James Brown; a gamechanger who, in keeping with Chicago’s history of producing pioneering DJs, laid down the template for a sound that represented the positive spirit of the city today.
Gone but certainly not forgotten a host of tributes have been made to Rashad since his untimely passing, with Machinedrum recently dropping his own collaboration with the man himself on the Moving Forward EP and Hyperdub and Teklife joining forces to release the Next Life compilation. Now, Hyperdub are prepping a new four track EP featuring a slew of previously unreleased productions and includes a number of all star appearances from DJ Spinn, DJ Manny, Gant-Man and Taso with all proceeds being donated to Rashad’s family. Titled ‘6613’ you can check out the track list for the EP below.
A1 CCP2 (feat. DJ Spinn)
A2 Cause I Know U Feel (feat. Gant-Man)
B1 Ya Hot (feat. Taso)
B2 Do Not Fuck (feat DJ Manny, DJ Spinn and Taso)