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DJ Rashad

Rashad Harden was a quintessential figurehead in the evolution from ghetto house to Chicago juke to footwork and one of the artists to have to consistently pushed the evolution of the Footwork genre forward. He was born in Hammond, Illinois and moved to the deep south suburb of Calumet City soon after. Rashad started out as a dancer in middle school cutting his teeth with some of the most respected dance groups including House­O­Matics, The Phyrm, and Wolf Pac. He quickly thereafter took up DJing with some of his first public gigs around 1992 at spots like his sixth grade high school clu ...read more

Rashad Harden was a quintessential figurehead in the evolution from ghetto house to Chicago juke to footwork and one of the artists to have to consistently pushed the evolution of the Footwork genre forward. He was born in Hammond, Illinois and moved to the deep south suburb of Calumet City soon after. Rashad started out as a dancer in middle school cutting his teeth with some of the most respected dance groups including House­O­Matics, The Phyrm, and Wolf Pac. He quickly thereafter took up DJing with some of his first public gigs around 1992 at spots like his sixth grade high school club Jubilation. He met his longtime ally DJ Spinn during homeroom at Thornwood High School in 1996, and they quickly began producing tracks at each others’ houses. During this era, they DJ’d parties with the likes of RP Boo, DJ Clent, Gant-­Man and others.

His first release to make it to vinyl was the track “Child Abuse” on Dance Mania (mislabeled as DJ Thadz) in 1998. Following the release of his single “Itz Not Rite” (Planet Mu) and his inclusion on the Bangs and Works album (Planet Mu) in late 2010, he was constantly in demand around the world and spent the majority of his time on the road touring the world as a DJ, more often than not in tandem in with his lifelong friend, DJ Spinn. He was involved in many Footwork cliques - including Beatdown House (founded by DJ Clent), the Ghettoteknitianz (with DJ Spinn) and Teklife. As a producer his crowning achievement was the October 2013 release of his album Double Cup on Hyperdub Records featuring collaborations with DJ Spinn, Taso, DJ Phil, DJ Manny, DJ Earl and Addison Groove. « hide

Similar Bands: Patrice and Friends , DJ Taye, DJ Earl, DJ Spinn, Traxman

LPs
Double Cup
11/05/2013

3.7
87 Votes
Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome To The Chi
06/05/2012

3.7
19 Votes
Just A Taste
2011

3.8
15 Votes
Grace
2010

Jukeworkz
2009

2
1 Votes
EPs
6613
2015

3.3
2 Votes
We On 1
2014

3
3 Votes
I Don't Give A Fuck
07/22/2013

3.5
8 Votes
Rollin
03/18/2013

3.7
17 Votes
Party Pleaser's
2011

Footwork Essentials
2010

Itz Not Rite
2010

3.3
3 Votes
Jukeville
2009

Ghetto City
2008

Juketronic
2008

You Know What It Is
2008

Freakin Me On The Flo
2008

Tek-9
2008

Im a Beast
2008

For Da Foot Workerz Volume 1
2008

Imma Do Me
2008

Juke It From Behind
2007

Jukestacy
2007

Get It Shorty
2007

Send It Up
2007

Compilations
Someting 2 Dance 2
2008

Juke Trax Online Vol. 13
2007

Juke Trax Online Vol. 4
2006

Juke Trax Online Vol. 5
2006

Juke Trax Online Vol. 3
2006

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