The Teklife DJ crew have announced Afterlife, a posthumous album by the late DJ RashadAfterlife collects collaborations between Rashad and some of group’s best-known members, including DJ Spinn, DJ Manny, and DJ Taye. Rashad… More »


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 40 best dance songs of… More »

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 that he could perform at… More »

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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. … More »


The official results of DJ Rashad’s autopsy confirm original suspicions that drugs were the cause of his untimely passingRashad’s label previously asserted the cause of death was a blood clot, but NBC ChicagoMore »

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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. The Chicago footwork and juke… More »

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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 up from roller-skating parties. I… More »


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 Rashad’s death hurts in a… More »


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 label home, London-based Hyperdub, has… More »

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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 former touring act and friend… More »


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 performers backstage. Like Earl Sweatshirt,… More »

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 staff powered through and saw… More »

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 the Best Things We SawMore »


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, and many more. … 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 Mohawk. If we do say… More »