Double Cup - DJ Rashad
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release on the Hyperdub label for the footwork producer features appearances from DJ Earl, DJ Phil, DJ Spinn, Addison Groove, Manny, and Taso.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    100
    There’s footwork based on deep, soulful sensuousness and hip hop wooze as well as face-melters, making this the finest, most engaging example of footwork we’ve heard yet.
  2. Oct 22, 2013
    90
    You will be hard-pressed to find a fresher-sounding dance LP this year.
  3. 80
    It’s the sound of the genre at its most bonkers, with the scene’s most brazen producer churning out never-before-heard sounds that range from the acid-ghetto-house of ‘Acid Bit’ to the footwork/jungle hybrid of ‘I’m Too High’. Impressive stuff.
  4. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    Underneath the jarring keyboards and jerky percussion is a delicacy gives the LP international appeal, one that means it won’t be confined to cars and packed warehouses.
  5. Oct 25, 2013
    80
    A much more concise statement than last year's Welcome To The Chi, Double Cup is an exciting portrait of a maverick artist with complete creative freedom, and the skills to hold it all together.
  6. Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Emerging as an outgrowth of Chicago house music, the principle formula is one that combines bubbling 808s and low end with angular snare patterns and looped snatches of vocal samples. It can often prove a jarring prospect in the first instance, but DJ Rashad’s Double Cup is a coherent and appealing starting point for the curious.
  7. Oct 22, 2013
    60
    Thrilling in five-minute bursts, a little tiring over a 50-minute LP, Rashad gives us a take on minimalism in the no-attention-span era: repetitive, ominous, eerily calm but always threatening to explode.

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  1. Nov 6, 2013
    7
    A good album overall. Great mixing and production by DJ Rashad. I just wish the rest of the album was as brilliant as the first four tracks. Unfortunately it isn't, which makes me a little disappointed as it could have been much better. Expand
  2. May 21, 2014
    6
    RIP. This guy had potential. Real sad he's gone. A really solid album. I'm still bumping this LP to this day after its initial release. Not a whole lot, but revisiting it after his news of his death it's better on my 6th or so listen than my first few were when it first came out. Expand