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DJ Earl w/ Max Holiday

Event Details

Friday, July 20, 2018
9-11:55 p.m.
Terrace, Memorial Union
One of the  mainstay of Chicago's juke/footwork scene, DJ Earl is a member of the  Teklife  collective along with genre pioneers DJ Spinn,  and the late DJ Rashad. Like those artists he has traveled the global spreading the gospel that is footwork. His tracks combine deep  up&down  tempo rhythms with heavy bass and manipulated soul, jazz, and hip-hop samples. He began participating in dance battles in  2005, and  started making music in 2008 after meeting Rashad and Spinn. He joined their  Ghettoteknitianz  collective, appearing on their eponymous 12" EP and Bangs & Works, Vol. 2, both released by Planet Mu in 2011. He released numerous digital albums and EPs,  Ghettoteknitianz  morphed into  Teklife , and Earl appeared on Rashad's acclaimed 2013 album Double Cup ( Hyperdub ), in addition to releasing his debut 12" EP Blue Summer (on Lil Pitch) that year. Following Rashad's untimely death in 2014, Earl appeared on  Teklife's  Next Life tribute compilation, as well as two of  Hyperdub's  tenth anniversary compilations. He also collaborated with Lee Bannon and fellow  Teklifers  DJ  Paypal  and DJ Taye. In 2016,  Teklife  released Rashad's Afterlife (which Earl contributed to), as well as Earl's Open Your Eyes LP, which included collaborations with  Oneohtrix  Point Never,  Moondoctor , and Suzi Analogue. Earl also released a cassette EP on Analogue's Never Normal Records, and the two collaborated under the name WORKFLOWW.    Max Holiday (Milwaukee, WI) to open.  This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a  Wisconsin Union member .