DJ RASHAD : 6613 EP

DJ RASHAD : 6613 EP

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It’s a safe bet that there are hundreds of EPs’ worth of unreleased material from the late, great DJ Rashad, the beloved figurehead of Chicago’s Teklife crew. Rashad Harden, along with lifelong friend and collaborator DJ Spinn, was at the forefront of footwork’s manifest destiny until his tragic death last year; his last full-length release, 2013’s Double Cup, is often considered the genre’s high watermark. Posthumous four-track EP 6613 is the icon’s first solo Hyperdub release since that album, and it arrives in a year overflowing with stellar footwork releases, as though some higher power attuned to avant garde dance music felt sorry for the world’s loss. There’s been Dark Energy, a vision from Gary producer Jlin’s apocalyptic Afrofuture, and most recently, scene godfather RP Boo’s Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints, its abstracted, essentialized structures evoking De Stijl compositions. In comparison, 6613 feels like comfort food—a return to Rashad’s soulful side, though not without its own dark corners.