It’s Friday so we’re listening to something more upbeat. Today we’re listening to DJ Rashad, a producer from Chicago. Rashad along with DJ Spinn created the genre footwork, which plays samples and percussion at a fast-paced 160BPM. Footwork, as the name suggests, originated as a score for local dance competitions, but its influence has spread globally, perhaps because it expresses the hyperspeed of our internet-based lives. We’re playing Rashad’s magnum opus, 2013’s Double Cup, as well as Afterlife, a posthumous album from 2016.
Have a really nice Friday.