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DJ Rashad has died aged 35

The legendary footwork producer has been found dead in his Chicago apartment from a suspected drug overdose

Pioneering Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad has died at the age of 35. He was reportedly found dead in his Chicago apartment by a friend, ABC News reports. An overdose is the suspected cause of death. 

In October 2013, Rashad released Double Cup through Hyperdub, to critical acclaim, and the producer's new EP We On 1 is due to come out next week. Musicians and music fans alike took to Twitter to pay tribute to the juke producer widely regarded as one of the most innovative artists in the world of dance music.

Only last month, Chicago lost another cherished musical son when Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house, passed away.

Hyperdub will be making a statement tomorrow morning, after authorities confirmed Rashad's death. Read our 2012 interview with him here and listen to "Feelin" from Double Cup below.