26 April 2015 marks one whole year since the tragic passing of Chicago footwork pioneer and TEKLIFE founder, DJ Rashad, aged 35.
At 160bpm, footwork is a genre of fast-paced dance music from Chicago, Illinois, that combines the minimalism and fast beats per minute of ghetto-tech with the traditional boom of bass music.
The scene had evolved from juke and ghetto house well before the rest of the world began to pay attention in 2011, and DJ Rashad and his TEKLIFE crew were instrumental in the development of the scene, the music, and its international recognition.
Fellow TEKLIFE founder DJ Spinn has given us the go-ahead to commemorate and celebrate Rashad’s music and legacy the best way we can in Auckland; with a footwork night!
8:00pm: Doors open; chef Kia’s lil' hitters (finger food) menu available
8:30pm: Screening of footwork documentary “I’M TRYNA TELL YA”, featuring the TEKLIFE crew
9:30pm: Sets showcasing DJ Rashad’s influence from Addison Chase, Average White DJ, HopeOne, Issa, JRed, Ma Bec, Milo B, PIMMS, Riot, Scott Detail, Steezie Wonder and Trendy
$5 koha before 10pm/$10 after: DJ Rashad leaves his family behind him and any profits, including DJ fees, will be donated to his 9yo son Chad.