Footwork pioneer Rashad Harden, better known as DJ Rashad, tragically died last month at the age of 35. Before his death, the Double Cup artist and member of the footwork collective Teklife had been working on new music. One of those pieces is a Teklife remix of Sleigh Bells’s “Young Legends”, which the band shared today.
Taken from their album Bitter Rivals, “Young Legends” is transformed from a bouncy, pop-inflected track to a skittering, breakneck-paced piece of footwork. On the remix, Rashad and Teklife pitch shift Alexis Krauss’ voice, add modulating bass, and hyper-frenetic drum machine blasts. It’s enough to start spontaneous footwork circles in your living rooms. Listen in below.
DJ Rashad’s most recent solo offering, We On 1, is out now via Southern Belle Recordings.
Meanwhile, Sleigh Bells will continue to support their with an extensive summer tour. Dates are below.
Sleigh Bells 2014 Tour Dates:
06/07 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
06/10 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom *
06/12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony *
06/13 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
06/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue *
06/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts *
06/19 – Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival
06/21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
07/02 – London, UK @ Village Underground
07/04 – Winchester, U.K. @ Blissfields Festival
07/05 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
08/01 – Washington, DC @ Mad Decent Block Party
08/02 – Norfolk, VA @ Mad Decent Block Party
* = w/ Yvette