DJ Rashad, Ikonika (Hyperdub)
DOCTOR JEEP (Trouble & Bass)
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
DJ Rashad has been instrumental to the creation and evolution of Chicago Juke music and has been lifelong friends with other key players on the scene, such as Paul Johnson, DJ Gant-Man, DJ Spinn, DJ Godfather, and Jammin Gerald. He has the ability to blend elements of house, ghetto house, disco, juke, and ghettotech together with a knack for creating sparse, snappy tracks that manage to convey a physicality and funk with a spectacular precision.
Along with his teammates DJ Spinn and DJ Gant-Man, DJ Rashad has become notorious for making juke anthems that have made fans outside the world of Chicago mix cds. He's DJ'ed across Europe and released records on Juke Trax and Databass records earlier on in his career and some big remixes and collaborations are in the pipeline.
DJ Rashad's landmark 2013 album on Hyperdub Records titled "Double Cup" is the artists most critically acclaimed release to date. Here's the Pitchfork review (Best New Music): http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18627-dj-rashad-double-cup/
Ikonika is one of the outstanding producers of her generation. Her 2008 debut 'Please' (Hyperdub), announced a forward thinking, highly melodic, twisted take on UK underground dance music. After further singles for Planet Mu and Hyperdub, she went on to release one of the best albums of 2010 'Contact, Love, Want, Have', receiving glowing reviews from The Guardian, BBC, NME, FACT, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork among many more. Her remix projects have included Interpol, Caribou, Cubic Zirconia and DJ Mujava.
Equally accomplished is Ikonika the DJ. Her technical proficiency has taken her to bookings at clubs and festivals all across the world. Her live and studio sets journey from classic House and Techno, to RnB bangers, to the freshest sounds of the underground. Her talent was recognised by DJ Mag with nominations for 'Best Breakthrough DJ' of 2009 and 'Best DJ' of 2010, in their 'Best Of British' awards.