The late DJ Rashad was a pioneer in the old-fashioned sense of the word. He treated tracks like shuffling explorations—tests even. The goal was always to induce dance, but the creative garnishes atop ‘Double Cup’ are what make it a classic of the footwork genre. Speaking through samples is an effective way to communicate: Rashad did something more by becoming the sample and then puppeteering it like a mad scientist with a nearly-sentient robot. Like that scientist, too, the DJ was unpredictable and demanding. Ultimately, this tracklist gallerises the beauty of moving your feet one way and the other.
A favourite: ‘I Don’t Give A Fuck’