Brain Dead x DJ Rashad

(Fri, Dec 08, 23)

2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the seminal album Double Cup by the late footwork pioneer DJ Rashad. Throughout the album, Rashad Harden (1979-2014) pushed the iconic sound of Chicago footwork to a massively experimental dimension, diluting its essence, reconfiguring its style, and deconstructing its sonic palette.

Idiosyncratic by form, and dancefloor-oriented by nature, the genre of footwork put a weird, experimental spin on the Ghetto House canon with 160BPM sound palettes, and deep sub-bass stabs cutting the hectic rhythmic framework to the core. Hailing from Chicago—the birthplace and mecca of Footwork—DJ Rashad has helped the development of the genre, bringing it to become a staple in almost every DJ set or club act today.

To celebrate the anniversary, Brain Dead created a commemorative long-sleeve shirt dedicated to the legacy of the footwork milestone Double Cup, and its legendary creator, DJ Rashad. The tee will be available for 72 hours on Friday, December 8th at 10AM PT on, all Brain Dead locations and DSM locations.