The late, great Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad tragically passed away last month at the age of 35. During his career as a rapper and producer, DJ Rashad also helmed the famous footwork collective Teklife. Although Rashad’s final release was his We On 1 EP, new Teklife material has surfaced today in the form of a remix of Sleigh Bells’ Young Legends.
Featured on the band’s 2013 LP Bitter Rivals, Young Legends is a charismatic, upbeat Sleigh Bells anthem featuring spirited synth beats and vibrant vocals from frontwoman Alexis Krauss. The Teklife crew adds in some frantic beats and modulation to ignite the track into a full-blown footwork frenzy.
According to Sleigh Bells, “Young legends die all the time.” Nevertheless, we’ll be mourning the loss of DJ Rashad for years to come.