All proceeds from the self-released Movin' Forward EP will go to Rashad's family and estate.
Travis Stewart first hinted at his Rashad tribute with "Understand," a track made in collaboration with the Chicago footwork pioneer and Nick Hook, earlier this week. Now he's released the whole Movin' Forward EP, which includes another team-up with Rashad (and that producer's frequent partner DJ Spinn) along with a Rashad and Taso remix of Machinedrum's "SeeSea."
You can buy the EP over at Stewart's Bandcamp—all proceeds go to Rashad—and read his heartfelt letter below.
DJ Rashad was, is and will forever be a legend. Not only was he a Footwork and Juke pioneer but also one of the hardest working DJs and producers I've ever met. The dude really never stopped working. He was either globetrotting and spreading the sound of Chicago around the world or in the lab pushing himself to expand his sound further and further. On April 26 2014 the world lost one of the most inspiring and talented artists of our time. His spirit moves through Teklife, the dancers, his friends and everyone he has touched or influenced.Tracklist
Over the past few years I've been lucky enough to collaborate with Rashad and even be remixed by him. The tracks were never completely finished and seemed impossible to finish after he passed. Eventually I mustered up enough courage to open the sessions and finish them. It is what Rashad would have wanted me to do.
"Movin' Forward" is a collection of those collaborations plus two exclusive unreleased Machinedrum tracks that were heavily inspired by Rashad and the Teklife crew. I called it "Movin' Forward" because I know Rashad wants everyone he touched to keep pushing themselves and follow in his footsteps on the path he had been creating all these years. I'm proud to have known him, shared the stage with him and to have collaborated with him. May his sound and spirit continue to inspire and spread through everyones speakers! Teklife to tha next life!!
100% of the proceeds will go to his family and estate.
R.I.P. DJ RASHAD
01. DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook - Understand
02. Machinedrum - All I Really Want
03. DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn & Machinedrum - The Flow
04. Machinedrum - The $$$
05. Machinedrum - SeeSea (DJ Rashad & Taso Remix)
Machinedrum released Movin' Forward on April 24th, 2015.