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Teklife Announces Posthumous DJ Rashad Album, ‘Afterlife’

The Teklife DJ crew have announced Afterlife, a posthumous album by the late DJ Rashad. Afterlife collects collaborations between Rashad and some of group's best-known members, including DJ Spinn, DJ…
Anna Gaca / February 29, 2016

The 40 Best Dance Songs of 2015

The year that was got us intoxicated with X-static house anthems, interstellar jock-jam updates, and Travolta-hot footwork burners. Below you'll find our list of the…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2015

Review: DJ Rashad and RP Boo Make Footwork Feel Again on ‘6613,’ ‘Fingers, Bank Pads, & Shoe Prints’

Footwork was never meant to be funeral music. Unwitting scene grandfather RP Boo has said that his earliest ghetto-house derived tracks were explicitly constructed so…
Colin Joyce / July 3, 2015

Teklife’s DJ Rashad Memorial Album Will Benefit the Late Legend’s Son

A new album honoring late Chicago producer DJ Rashad will soon see the light of day, courtesy of his Teklife crew and the acclaimed Hyperdub label.
James Grebey / October 1, 2014

DJ Rashad Died From Drug Overdose, Autopsy Says

The official results of DJ Rashad's autopsy confirm original suspicions that drugs were the cause of his untimely passing. Rashad's label previously asserted the cause of death was…
Olivia Forman / August 7, 2014

DJ Rashad’s Cause of Death Blood Clot, Not Drugs, Claims Label

DJ Rashad's death on Saturday afternoon at age 34 might be even more tragic than previously thought, but his legacy should be all the stronger.
Marc Hogan / May 1, 2014

Teklife Forever: DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn Reflect on Footwork’s Chicago Origins, Global Spread

This wasn't supposed to be a eulogy. This was supposed to be the story where Rashad and Spinn were going to tell how they came…
Jessica Hopper / April 29, 2014

DJ Rashad, R.I.P.: His Legacy Through Our Favorite Tracks

When Frankie Knuckles died, there was a sense that Chicago house music had lost an invaluable piece of its history. Juke and footwork innovator DJ…
SPIN Staff / April 28, 2014

Hyperdub Remembers DJ Rashad: ‘A True Innovator’

DJ Rashad died Saturday afternoon at age 34, and music lost a pioneering ambassador of the rapidfire Chicago style known as footwork. Now Rashad's former…
Marc Hogan / April 28, 2014

Chicago Footwork Innovator DJ Rashad Dead

Earlier this evening Detroit producer DJ Godfather tweeted that footwork DJ and Teklife founder DJ Rashad has passed away. The news was confirmed by Rashad's…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2014

SPIN’s Best SXSW 2014 Portraits

SPIN's photo team spent SXSW 2014 shooting a seemingly endless loop of live shows, but we also managed to track down many of this year's…
Jolie Ruben / March 19, 2014

The 40 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014

While the tragedy of Wednesday’s car crash loomed large over this year's SXSW, the festival managed to carry on and was mostly business-as-usual afterward. SPIN's…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2014

See Pusha T, Deap Vally, Dum Dum Girls and More Play SPIN’s House of Vans SXSW Party

Last week, Pusha T, Dum Dum Girls, and Lydia Loveless played SPIN's House of Vans party at South By Southwest, and they each ranked among…
Jen Jamin / March 18, 2014

SXSW 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

All the best photos from SXSW 2014: Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn, Sam Smith, Dum Dum Girls, Perfect Pussy, Bleachers, Riff Raff, The Orwells, Erykah Badu,…
Jolie Ruben / March 16, 2014

SPIN/House of Vans SXSW Showcase Photos: Pusha-T, Dum Dum Girls, Charli XCX, More

SPIN and House of Vans kicked off SXSW's music festival on Wednesday afternoon with no less than a dozen acts on two stages at the…
Krista Schlueter / March 15, 2014

DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, and Taso Smoke Out ‘Luchini VIP’

We've been singing footwork master DJ Rashad's praises from his 2012 Essential TEKLIFE Vol. 1 to recently naming his "I Don't Give a Fuck" the…
Dan Reilly / March 5, 2014

Ryan Hemsworth’s Radiohead Rave, DJ Rashad’s Footwork, 11 More Dance LPs in Control Voltage

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Special Request, Soul Music (Houndstooth)Paul Woolford has been out there doing his thing — mostly a techno thing — for a long time…
Philip Sherburne / November 5, 2013

DJ Rashad’s EPs ‘I Don’t Give a F—k’ and ‘Rollin” Prove the Footwork King Can Do Almost Anything

Despite a 15-year reign as what Ghettophiles label owner Neema Nazem calls the "gum underneath the shoes of Chicago house music," juke and footwork (a…
Andy Beta / July 30, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: AlunaGeorge, Baroness, Mac DeMarco, and More

Close out the work week with 10 all-new, ready-for-streaming albums. Grab a set of earbuds and dig into the latest releases from AlunaGeorge, Ebony Bones, DJ…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream DJ Rashad’s Manic, ‘Best Cry Ever’-Sampling EP ‘I Don’t Give a F—k’

"We Chicagoans are spoiled, if you know what I mean," says DJ Rashad, sitting in the studio with fellow Chicago footwork trailblazer DJ Spinn. "Footwork…
Philip Sherburne / July 22, 2013
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