DJ Taye
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DJ Taye

Harvey, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009

Harvey, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2009
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The best kept secret in music



Teklife's DJ Taye Shares Jittery, Wobbling 'Fuck 'Em' Stream Footwork
DJ Taye is the youngest member of DJ Rashad's Teklife family
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins
May 27 2014, 9:15 AM ET
We lost a great when footwork godfather DJ Rashad passed unexpectedly last month. To paraphrase the introduction to our favorite tracks by the man: When Frankie Knuckles died, we lost a vital piece of Chicago dance music's history; when Rashad Harden left us, we lost an unfathomably large chunk of the music's future. His legacy does live on, however, in those he inspired and fellow members of his Teklife crew — the backbone of the city's juke-inspired sound. We've heard from DJ Spinn. Now meet DJ Taye, the group's youngest star whose minimal but effective approach has landed him a Hyperdub cosign and plenty of hometown hype. On June 3, he'll drop TEK x TAR Vol. 3, the next installment in a cross-label collaboration with the titular Los Angeles imprint.

Run by Paul Preston, a.k.a. Brainfeeder affiliate PBDY, TAR trades in 100-percent free digital sets, carefully curated not for genre, but for spirit and innovation. Past releases — which always feature exactly three tracks — have included psych-rock (Sabba Rabba), weird punk (Kynan Williams' Champ), freaky rap (Sidewalk Kal) and, of course, innovative beat music from Teklife members DJ Earl and DJ Manny.

Below, you'll hear DJ Taye's jittery, wobble-warped cut "Fuck 'Em." - Spin Magazine

"DJ Earl and DJ Taye tour Europe in hopes of spreading the good word of Teklife"

Can you spare a moment to talk about Teklife?

Thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home. I’ll only be a moment. Teklife, as you may or may not know, is music. But it’s more than just music. It’s a movement. Some might even say that Teklife… is movement.

Don’t take it from me, though. With Teklife, hearing is believing. Listen to the gospel of DJ Taye and DJ Earl. Though, like certain other religions out there, simply listening at home is not enough. Go out into the world, into the communion of Teklife. I will leave this pamphlet with you. As you can see, it details the dates that DJ Taye and DJ Earl are playing in Europe.

I hope to see you on the righteous path.

DJ Taye and DJ Earl dates:

10.10.14 - Belgrade, Serbia - 20/44
10.11.14 - London, UK - Studio Spaces E1 (Hyperdub x Teklife)
10.12.14 - London, UK - Rinse FM Session
10.17.14 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival *
10.18.14 - Paris, France - Social Club
10.24.14 - Neuchatel, Switzerland - La Superette Festival
10.25.14 - Prague, Czech Republic - Neone
10.31.14 - Geneva, Switzerland - Le Zoo %

* DJ Spinn & Taso
% only DJ Taye

• DJ Taye:
• DJ Earl:
• Teklife: - Tiny Mix Tapes


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Currently at a loss for words...

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