Footwork’s most prominent standard-bearer’s heavy debut album for Hyperdub. R.I.P. Rashad…

Perhaps better described as a collaborative effort – all bar two tracks feature Spinn, Addison Groove, Taso, Manny, or Earl – ‘Double Cup’ is the freshest missive from the rapidly ascendent and influential Chicago scene.

Over 14 fibrillating tessellations of classic funk, soul, house and jungle Rashad stakes his ground with assured swagger. When he really cuts wild the effect is remarkable: previous single, ‘I Don’t Give A F**k’, with its minimalist bleep coda and strobing bass pulses is a big winner, as are the juicy, acid-bootied ‘Double Cup’ with Spinn, and the 45rpm flip of Larry Heard’s ‘Donnie’, here as ‘Reggie’, or the lush-out ’94 jungle styles of ‘I’m Too Hi’. Tipped!