Anthony Shakir

Anthony Shakir

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Anthony Shakir
Detroit producer Anthony "Shake" Shakir is one of the more underrecognized, underappreciated names in American techno. A bedroom producer since 1981, Shake had an important role in helping shape the early Motor City sound associated with artists such as Juan Atkins / Model 500 and Derrick May. He worked with May and Carl Craig as a producer, writer, or engineer on several early tracks on Metroplex, and worked in management and A&R for the label (as well, he's often joked, as being the janitor) during its formative years. His first solo material appeared on Virgin's seminal Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit compilation with 'Sequence 10'. Known as something of a techno purist, Shake has distanced himself from the European scene many of his colleagues have turned to for support (this accounts somewhat for his continuing obscurity), and his music is stylistically closer to second wave artists such as "Mad Mike" Banks and Claude Young — hard, stripped-down tracks which owe equally to techno, electro, hip-hop, and funk. Shake's visibility and reputation have risen in more recent years as a result of his Frictional and Puzzlebox labels, the latter of which he formed in 1996 with fellow Detroit electro / techno producer Keith Tucker (formerly of Aux 88). Releasing a series of records both solo and in combination (usually under the name Da Sampla), Shake and Tucker's Puzzlebox Records has, along with Underground Resistance and Guidance Recordings, become one of the more coveted sources of straight-up, no-bones Detroit techno.
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Anthony Shakir Discography


KLANG 40 Anthony Shakir Mr. Shakir's Beat Store (MiniAlbum) Klang Elektronik KLANG 40 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
db 123 F.S.K. Meets Anthony "Shake" Shakir* F.S.K. Meets Anthony "Shake" Shakir* - First Take Then Shake (Album) Disko B db 123 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gigolo 09 Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Systemic Advancing E.P. (EP) International Deejay Gigolo Records Gigolo 09 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
SCD 008 Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Tracks For My Father 7th City SCD 008 US 1998 Sell This Version
SBLEP037 Anthony Shakir Shake EP(12", EP) Sublime Records (3) SBLEP037 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
SCD 015 Anthony Shakir What, Me Worry?(12") 7th City SCD 015 US 2002 Sell This Version
DUSTV005 Anthony Shakir Lost & Found 1 Dust Science Recordings DUSTV005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SYNCRO 03 Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Arise Syncrophone Recordings SYNCRO 03 France 2009 Sell This Version
RH-110 R1 Anthony Shake Shakir* Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 1 Of 2) Rush Hour Recordings RH-110 R1 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
RH 110-3 Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Frictionalism 1994-2009(12") Rush Hour Recordings RH 110-3 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
ALR011 Shake Shakir* At The Bonnie Brook(12") Astro Lab Recordings ALR011 France 2010 Sell This Version
RH 110-12B Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Frictionalism 1994 - 2009(12") Rush Hour Recordings RH 110-12B Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
RH 110-12A Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Frictionalism 1994-2009(12") Rush Hour Recordings RH 110-12A Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
RH 110-R2 Anthony Shakir Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 2 Of 2) Rush Hour Recordings RH 110-R2 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
HJP58 Anthony Shake Shakir*, Oni Ayhun Anthony Shake Shakir*, Oni Ayhun - Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC / Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro(12") Honest Jon's Records HJP58 UK 2011 Sell This Version
FRCT-016 Anthony "Shake" Shakir* Piper(12") Frictional Recordings FRCT-016 US 2011 Sell This Version
RH 110-4 Anthony 'Shake' Shakir* Frictionalism 1994-2009(12") Rush Hour Recordings RH 110-4 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version


RH 110 CD Anthony Shake Shakir* Frictionalism 1994-2009 (Comp) Rush Hour Recordings RH 110 CD Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

LWE042 Anthony “Shake” Shakir* LWE Podcast 42(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Little White Earbuds LWE042 US 2010

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July 21, 2014
Shake is without a doubt one of the true innovators, and a magnificently skilfully raw DJ you will ever come across. Huge respect and thanks for the wonderful music!


April 30, 2004
Anthony "Shake" Shakir paved the way in the mid 90's for the hip-hop style broken beat techno, a favorite of Claude young. His unique and ground breaking style separates him out every bit as much as the 303 sound of hardfloor, the twisted bassline of E-dancer and the techno-click sound found in most green velvet productions. While he is very well respected, i still think he is massivley under rated. His style may be too sparce and broken beat for some, but there is no doubting he is another artist who likes to be different and break boundries. And thats what techno is all about.

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