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One of the DJs at the forefront of the fast and furious style of house music known as footwork, DJ Rashad (Rashad Harden) was born in Chicago and raised in the city's suburb of Calumet City. A young fan of Chicago's banging brand of house music known as ghettohouse, Rashad was already making mixtapes when he met the like-minded DJ Spinn in high school. The two would begin DJ'ing around town in 1996, and in 1998 the duo would be featured on a split 12" on the Dance Mania label, although Spinn's side was mislabeled as produced by DJ Thadz. Spinn and Rashad remained a team as ghettohouse evolved into juke, which evolved into footwork, and the two formed the Ghettoteknitianz collective in 2004. Several Ghettoteknitianz-affiliated producers would land tracks on the Planet Mu label's 2010 compilation of footwork tracks, Bangs & Works, Vol. 1. The label also released Rashad's Itz Not Rite EP in 2010, as well as the Ghettoteknitianz 12" EP the following year. The collective evolved into Teklife around 2011 and expanded globally, encompassing footwork producers from far beyond the Chicago scene. In 2012 Rashad released the compilation Teklife, Vol 1: Welcome to the Chi, with his album Double Cup arriving via Hyperdub a year later (along with EPs Rollin' and I Don't Give a Fuck). Double Cup was a watershed moment for footwork, achieving widespread critical acclaim and marking the genre's further creative development as it grew to encompass elements of jungle and acid techno. Tragically, Rashad was found dead in an apartment on Chicago's South Side in April 2014; he was 34 years old. Hyperdub released Next Life, a Teklife compilation with all profits going to a fund for DJ Rashad's son Chad Harden, in November of 2014, followed by Rashad's 6613 EP in June of 2015. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   Rollin
  3.   Let It Go
  4.   Double Cup
  5.   Drank, Kush, Barz
  6.   Cause I Know U Feel
  7.   Leavin
  8.   Feelin
  9.   Acid Bit by Addison Groove
  10.   CCP2 by DJ Spinn
  11.   Itz Not Rite
  12.   You Azz
  13.   Ghetto Tekz Runnin It by Add-2
  14.   Do Not Fuck featuring DJ Manny
  15.   Ya Hot featuring DJ Spinn
  16.   Baby
  17.   Let U No
  18.   I Don't Give a Fuck
  19.   Everyday of My Life by DJ Phil
  20.   Make It Happen by King AG
  21.   Love U by DJ Lucky
  22.   Iiiii Hiiiii
  23.   OTS
  24.   Ghost
  25.   Who Da Coldest
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