The Chicago crew will inaugurate their label with an album of Rashad tracks co-produced by other Teklife members.
The Chicago footwork crew announced plans for their new label last summer. Now they've shared details of its first release, a collection of DJ Rashad tracks co-produced by his close friends and associates. It's due out just under two years after his passing.
"Afterlife is testament to an incredible breadth of influences and love of music with soul, hip-hop, house, techno and many more all brought together at 160 BPM," the label writes. "Rashad's presence is felt throughout in the boundless energy and creativity which run through the album, whilst each collaborator brings their personal touch to the compositions."
Collaborators include elder statesmen like Gant-Man, DJ Spinn and Traxman, as well as young guns like DJ Paypal, DJ Earl and DJ Taye. A percentage of the proceeds will go to DJ Rashad's family.
Below you can listen to the album's bonus cut provided by Microglobe and Machinedrum.
01. Roll Up That Loud feat. DJ Spinn & Taso
02. Get Fuk'd Up feat. Gant-Man
03. Lets Roll Out feat. DJ Manny & DJ Spinn
04. Come Close feat. DJ Phil
05. Wear Her Pussy Out feat. DJ Earl
06. Oh God feat. DJ Spinn
07. Ratchet City feat. Gant-Man & DJ Manny
08. Get You Burnt feat. DJ Taye
09. Pass That feat. Tripletrain & DJ Spinn
10. Tony Montana feat. Boylan & DJ Manny
11. Yeah We Do This feat. DJ Tre
12. Lost Worlds feat. Traxman
13. Do U Wanna B Mine feat. DJ Spinn & DJ Paypal
14. Roll A Tree feat. DJ Manny
Teklife will release Afterlife on April 8th, 2016.