Slacker

Real Name:
Shem McCauley
Profile:
Well-known UK production team which was responsible for hits like 'Your Face' and 'Scared' which became anthems of the mid-90's progressive house/trance scene.
Later Shem McCauley went solo and continued work under the 'Slacker' guise with multiple tracks being released on his Jukebox In The Sky label.

Sadly, Shem put an end to his own life in Bangkok, Thailand over the weekend of 21st/22nd January 2012.
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Albums

Slacker - Start A New Life album art Slacker Start A New Life (Album) Godlike & Electric UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Slacker - Feel Space / Jukebox In The Sky album art Slacker Feel Space / Jukebox In The Sky Loaded Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Slacker - Scared album art Slacker Scared (Maxi, Single) Loaded Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Slacker - Flying album art Slacker Flying Loaded Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Slacker - Your Face album art Slacker Your Face (Single, Maxi) Loaded Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Slacker - Psychout album art Slacker Psychout (Single) Jukebox In The Sky UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Slacker - Fusion album art Slacker Fusion(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Tape To Tape none UK 1999 Sell This Version
Slacker - The Sound Of Slacker EP album art Slacker The Sound Of Slacker EP (EP) Jukebox In The Sky UK 2001 Sell This Version
Slacker - Looky Thing album art Slacker Looky Thing Jukebox In The Sky, Jukebox In The Sky UK 2002 Sell This Version
Slacker - A Million Dreams / Slip N Slide album art Slacker A Million Dreams / Slip N Slide Jukebox In The Sky, Jukebox In The Sky UK 2003 Sell This Version
Slacker - Best Boyfriend album art Slacker Best Boyfriend Jukebox In The Sky, Jukebox In The Sky UK 2004 Sell This Version
Slacker - What A Dream / Goodnight Clocks album art Slacker What A Dream / Goodnight Clocks Jukebox In The Sky UK 2004 Sell This Version
AIR1 Slacker - Turning To Air album art Slacker Turning To Air(12") Not On Label (Slacker) AIR1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DIRTYHIGH1 Slacker - Dirty High album art Slacker Dirty High(12", S/Sided) Not On Label (Slacker) DIRTYHIGH1 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Slacker - Free Man / Memory Man album art Slacker Free Man / Memory Man Jukebox In The Sky UK 2005 Sell This Version
Slacker - Goddam Noize album art Slacker Goddam Noize Jukebox In The Sky UK 2005 Sell This Version
Slacker - Let Me Stay album art Slacker Let Me Stay Jukebox In The Sky UK 2006 Sell This Version
Slacker - Resist album art Slacker Resist Jukebox In The Sky UK 2006 Sell This Version
CZN001 Slacker - Corazon album art Slacker Corazon(12", S/Sided) Not On Label (Slacker) CZN001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
GAEA015 Slacker - Remixes album art Slacker Remixes(3xFile, MP3, Single) G&E Analogue GAEA015 UK 2010

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cosmrecords

cosmrecords

April 20, 2018
edited 9 months ago
Ahhh,... I remember the news about his death in Thailand, but (if I remember it correctly) the reasons and circumstances have been something of a mystery when I read it (briefly after the death) back then - so from what I decipher here - he was driven into suicide suffering from depressions ????? *sigh* ... what a sad fuckup :( He was insanely fantastic,... just as Jukebox In The Sky was. He was holding the values of "atmosphere" and "mood" up high in a time and scene where that was not really the prevailing quality of most artists :) ... anyhow: I just came back from a bicycle tour in the sun, when suddenly I caught myself singing the "Looky Thing" vocals in a loop - and - immediately had a sooperbig grin for that one creeping back into my head (after so much water ran down the Nile in the meantime).
Let's not forget this guy, let's honor him and keep his legacy alive !!!!!

(and if you read this yourself on a cloud via some godOS mobile device, Shem - serious tele-back-pattings from my side - u will always find my studio-doors open for you if you are bored and need a place to haunt :)
Rich.C

Rich.C

February 16, 2017
Sasha and Digweed have alot to thank this guy for, he remixed countless tracks which featured heavily in their sets between 1998 - 2000, prodigy - smack my bitch up, breeder - tyrantanic, jark prongo - movin thru your system, locust - no one in the world are just a few which roll off the tongue. He certainly was creative and had the uncanny knack of taking a track, ripping it apart then placing his own unique spin on it, making it funky and progressive at the same time, R.I.P. Slacker
loopdokter

loopdokter

January 3, 2016
Shem was a man as creative as the shirts he wore. He was truly Streets Ahead. A great DJ and talented producer who sadly succumbed to the inner demons of depression.
Sebbyp

Sebbyp

December 28, 2013
A true visionary of electronic music in the late 90's. Productions that stand out with originality and quality. A true forgotten genius of the edm scene RIP Shem
czelaya

czelaya

January 4, 2013
If there was one thing I could say about Shem's music is that it truly stood out. Of all the producers/artist out there when Slacker released a track I didn't know what to expect but that's where his skill as an artist resided in. I meet him once at Club Ambersands, New Orleans, Louisiana where he played skillful set. We talked about 20 minutes and he was sincere and thanked me for his support. I even brought my 12 vinyl of Psychout to sign. Much respects for an artist who didn't follow the usual road in music.
rubez

rubez

February 2, 2012
RIP slacker! he was a master, and it showed through in his productions. TRUE electronic music and pure trance.
behemoth

behemoth

May 30, 2002
I don't think i've heard one Slacker tune/remix that was short of brilliant. "Fusion" and "Looky Thing" are just incredible. An album would be nice.....

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