Teklife Readies DJ Rashad Tribute Compilation for Hyperdub

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Chicago footwork crew Teklife has shared details of a forthcoming compilation of new material dedicated to the late DJ Rashad (pictured above), who passed away earlier this year. Entitled Next Life, the album will reportedly come "packed to the limit with hyper-kinetic rhythms and manically chopped samples," showcasing "rhythmic ingenuity and hypnotic vocal science." Comprising 20 tracks, the compilation finds the work of footwork originators such as RP Boo, Traxman, DJ Spinn, and DJ Rashad himself jutting up against the output from leading members of Teklife's so-called "second wave," such as DJ Earl, Taso, Boylan, and others. Extended Teklife crewmembers from outside the city, who were apparently "welcomed in by DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn while on their extensive travels spreading the footwork gospel," also make appearances. The full Next Life tracklist is on view below, along with fresh October tour dates for DJ Earl and DJ Spinn.

Described as "a fitting tribute from his musical family to a true hero of electronic music who will be sorely missed for years to come," Next Life is slated for an official release on November 11 via Hyperdub, the label which oversaw the release of Rashad's last album, Double Cup. All profits from the sale of the CD will be given to DJ Rashad's son, Chad.

01. DJ Spinn & Taso - Burn That Kush
02. DJ Earl & DJ Taye - Do This Again
03. DJ Taye & DJ Manny - The Matrixx
04. DJ Phil - Godz House
05. DJ Tre - DNB Spaceout
06. Traxman - Sit Ya Self Down
07. Sirr Tmo - Live in Chicago Subways
08. RP Boo - That's It 4 Lil Ma
09. Gantman - Jungle Juke
10. DJ Manny - Harvey Rachet
11. Boylan - He Watchin Us
12. DJ Paypal - Fm Blast
13. DJ Earl & DJ Taye - Wurkinn Da Bass
14. Rashad x Spinn x Taso x Manny - OTS
15. Heavee - 8 Bit Shit
16. Tripletrain - Never Could Be
17. Durban - I'm So
18. Taso - Drop That Thang
19. DJ Chap - Glacier Bae
20. DJ Paypal x Feloneezy x Jackie Dagger - U should No

DJ Earl

Oct. 04: The Great Chicago Fire Festival (Chicago, IL)
Oct. 10: 20/44 w/ Feloneezy + Jackie Dagger (Belgrade, Serbia)
Oct. 11: 10 Years of Hyperdub + Teklife Showcase @ Studio Spaces E1 w/ DJ Spinn, Ikonika (DJ Set), Taso, DJ Taye, Kode9, Jam City, Oneman, Scratcha DVA + Nightwave (London, United Kingdom)
Oct. 17: Unsound Festival w/ DJ Spinn, Taso + DJ Taye (Kraków, Poland)
Oct. 18: Social Club w/ DJ Taye + DJ Funk (Paris, France)
Oct. 24: Superette Festival w/ DJ Taye, Roska + Liers (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
Oct. 25: Neone (Prague, Czech Republic)

DJ Spinn

Oct. 08: B2B w/ Taso @ Conne Island (Leipzig, Germany)
Oct. 09: B2B w/ Taso @ Prince Charles (Berlin, Germany)
Oct. 10: B2B w/ Taso @ Soup Kitchen (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Oct. 11: B2B w/ Taso @ 10 Years of Hyperdub + Teklife Showcase @ Studio Spaces E1 w/ DJ Earl, Ikonika (DJ Set), Kode9, DJ Taye, Jam City, Oneman, Scratcha DVA + Nightwave (London, United Kingdom)
Oct. 16: B2B w/ Taso @ The Harley (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Oct. 17: B2B w/ Taso @ Unsound Festival w/ DJ Earl + DJ Taye (Kraków, Poland)
Oct. 18: Hetk (Tallin, Estonia)