When Chicago’s DJ Rashad, one of many main lights of town’s footwork sound, handed away in 2014, aged simply 34, it despatched reverberations around the globe.
Now his property has signed an unique publishing take care of Waxploitation Records, the LA label which has launched music from artists together with Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, Black Moth Super Rainbow and MF Doom since being based within the mid-90s by Jeff Antebi.
“Seeing the place hip-hop and digital music, and even pop music, has developed in the previous few years, DJ Rashad’s presence is strongly felt, and he is dearly missed,” stated Antebi. “We’re hoping to maintain his legacy thriving for a few years to return.”
Rashad loved a detailed relationship with the UK, with labels Hyperdub and Planet Mu serving to to popularise his music outdoors its small native scene. He was a founding member of the Teklife Records crew who embrace long-term collaborator DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, Gant-Man and extra.