Afterlife is the first release on the newly formed label, Teklife. A stand alone entity releasing a collection of tracks by DJ Rashad and collaborations with other Teklife artists including Spinn, Taso, Earl, Manny, Gant-Man, Phil, Taye, Tripletrain, Boylan, Tre, Traxman and Paypal, alongside a bonus cut from Machinedrum. As with the last Teklife album, Next Life, all the profits from the sale of this album will go to Rashad’s family.
The groundwork DJ Rashad laid down for footwork and juke producers past, present and future has been essential to the progression of the culture and His ever-growing legacy through Teklife. This project started with fellow producer DJ Spinn and artist Ashes57. After the success of Next Life via Hyperdub - long time supporters of footwork and the Teklife crew, the follow up marks the beginning of a new era.
As expected, the quality of this album is proof of range in style, skill, influence and taste from all artists involved. From the opening bars of the trap and jungle infused banger, Roll Up That Loud, to the soulful MPC chopped groove, Roll A Tree, This long awaited album has a track for everyone and will not disappoint.
Tracks such as Come Close featuring Phil, the aforementioned Roll A Tree with Manny and Oh God from the highly respected DJ Spinn, bring forth preserved styles that come from influencing one another.
Find the digital album on all reputable online sources including iTunes. Though, spending the extra money on a Vinyl copy will get you a download code and a piece of history.
Rest in peace, brother.
Check out http://teklife57.com for all the information.
Written by Sideswipe | Edited by: Jam Fransisco