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New book compiles over 800 photos of DJ Rashad

The series captures the late footwork pioneer in action between 2011–14 through the lens of Teklife’s Ashes57

Five years after the death of the Chicago footwork producer, aged 34, Teklife photographer and visual artist Ashes57 has published On Tour With DJ Rashad, a commemorative collection of photographs documenting his life and work between 2011–14.

A pioneer of the genre, Rashad Harden was a founder member of Ghettoteknitianz, a group of artists that later went out under the name Teklife. He toured regularly, often with longtime friend DJ Spin, and in the UK worked with labels such as Planet Mu and Hyperdub.

Over 800 photos are featured in the book, all taken by Ashes57, who writes in the preface, “This book is about my friendship with DJ Rashad. It doesn’t cover his entire life, nor his whole music career, nor even all of his tours and DJ shows. The photos in the book are from the time that I spent with Rashad from 2011 to 2014, from the shows he invited me to and the time we spent hanging out in between.”

Ashes57’s On Tour With DJ Rashad is published on 1 May. Pre-orders are being taken now.