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Movin' Forward - A Tribute To DJ Rashad

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DJ in the Dark
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DJ in the Dark another great piece of Machinedrum, RIP DJ Rashad! Favorite track: Machinedrum - The $$$.
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Alegria I was lucky enough to catch Rashad & Spinn play a show in Poland shortly before the former's untimely passing. Out of all the tribute tracks that came afterwards, this release gathers some of the best ones. Hope Machinedrum keeps exploring the footwork route, cause he's one of the best in the genre and definitely making Rashad proud... Favorite track: Machinedrum - All I Really Want.
Jordan Aylward
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Jordan Aylward It's now over a year since Rashad passed away, yet we continue to hear material from him at the same prolific rate that we came to know him for. There's plenty out more out there (and plenty yet to come i'm sure), but this EP is up there with the very best. RIP RASHAD. Favorite track: DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook - Understand.
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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.

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.

- Travis Stewart

Artwork by Ashes57.
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield @ Audible Oddities.


released April 24, 2015



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Travis Stewart known as Machinedrum has produced and composed over a dozen albums under various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease, through solo Machinedrum work and with collaborative projects Sepalcure, JETS, Dream Continuum, or other mutations, Stewart has established himself as electronic music's true Renaissance man. ... more


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