FORTUNE SOUND CLUB + HAPPY ENDING FRIDAYS present:
DJ RASHAD (LIT CITY TRAX/TEK-LIFE) (CHI-TOWN)
DJ Rashad has been instrumental to the creation and evolution of Chicago Juke music and has been lifelong friends with other key players on the scene such as Paul Johnson, DJ Gant-Man, DJ Spinn, DJ Godfather and Jammin Gerald. He has the ability to blend elements of house, ghetto house, disco, juke, and ghetto tech together with a knack for creating sparse, snappy tracks that manage to convey a physicality and funk with spectacular precision. Along with his teammates DJ Spinn and DJ Gant-Man, DJ Rashad has become notorious for making Juke anthems that have made fans outside the world of Chicago mix cds. Heís released records on Dancemania, Juke Trax, Planet Mu, created his own label, Ghettophiles, as well as had featured remixes on BBE, Palms Out Sounds, and Movel Traxx. Heís received press coverage from DJ Mag, XLR8R, Fact, Resident Advisor, as well as Rip It Up. Additionally, heís headlined parties such as Londonís Night Slugs, Brusselís Regulate, Chicagoís Mad Decent Block Party, and New York Cityís Turrbotax and Momaís PS1 events. Recently DJ Rashad's Teklife Vol.1 was acclaimed by SPIN as the #1 Best Dance Album of 2012 and was also celebrated by The New York Times, The Fader, The Wire, Resident Advisor, XLR8R & countless others. His next release Teklife Vol.3: The Rashad & Manny Show is dropping February 5th.