DJ Rashad - Double Cup 2xLP
Release Date: December 8th, 2023
Partisan Records and the estate of DJ Rashad have partnered on this Double Cup reissue to celebrate and honor the 10 year anniversary since the release of this seminal record.
In some ways, Double Cup is Rashad's debut album, but in more significant ways, it represents a lifetime of incubating a remarkable branch of Chicago house music. In a cruel twist of fate, Double Cup is also a testament to how much creative juice we lost when Rashad died tragically on April 26, 2014
Released originally in 2013, it ended up on year-end lists from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Dazed, Resident Advisor, Crack Magazine, The Wire and Complex, as well as decade lists from Pitchfork, Noisey and SPIN. Rolling Stone described it as "somehow both weightless and brutally powerful" while Pitchfork said it was "unquestionably the strongest footwork-related LP" and NME called the album "unprecedented".
The Double Cup reissue will be pressed on limited edition gold vinyl and includes new artwork created by Teklife visual artist Ashes57.
Those who know, know, but for those new to DJ Rashad and Footwork music it is the grandchild of House, the child of Ghetto House and the older cousin of Drill. The music features high BPM tempos infused with complex sampling and heavy driving bass beats. It started in Chicago clubs in the '90s and grew into a global scene around the success of DJ Rashad and the Teklife collective.