Renegade Android

Renegade Android

Real Name:
Shawn Shackelford
RENEGADE ANDROiD is the "musical" outlet for non-android American-born Shawn Jason Shackelford. In addition to RENEGADE ANDROiD, Shawn has also released an album using the moniker 'unseelie,' & has collaborated on other projects (past, present & future.)

Having came into existence in the late 1970's placed his early years in the era of the Atari 800 Home PC & other antique gaming consoles, providing him with musical influence as ubiquitous as technology is seamlessly integrated into our every-day lives.

Currently Associated net-labels: D-TRASH, Alphabasic, GOZOMBIE, elegirl, Photon Emissions, & Vaatican

"Taken from the DTRASH webpage: "The style of his single DTRASH release isn't easy to sum up but we would probably call it 'FX-driven post-Warp hardcore for relaxation'." This is a pretty accurate description of Renegade Android's (aka Shawn Shackelford) sound. Released in 1999, this is unfortunately R.A.'s only album so far. And don't let the rather cheesy name fool you, this is genius work. This is an angry Aphex Twin, pushing his toys to their limit. Infamous breakbeats morphed beyond recognition, simple (yet catchy) 3 or 4 note melodies, abrasive distortion, overflanging, high-pitched electro bass drums, complicated beat sequencing and sick 303s are all part of Renegade Android's own little world. Every sound on this record seems to be made out of metal, solid or liquid. All is chrome and steel; percussive sounds are like banging cans and melodies feel like cold liquid silver running through your veins."


Renegade Android Discography Tracks


DTRASH013 Renegade Android Renegade Android(CDr) D-Trash Records DTRASH013 US 1999 Sell This Version
DTRASH043 Renegade Android The Sprawl(CDr) D-Trash Records DTRASH043 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
GZR001 Renegade Android This Is My Manager(14xFile, FLAC, MP3, Album) GOZombie Records GZR001 US 2006
GZR004 Renegade Android The Brilliant Opus Of Nothing(14xFile, FLAC, MP3, Album) GOZombie Records GZR004 US 2007

Singles & EPs

ele017 Renegade Android Newlease(8xFile, FLAC, MP3, EP) elegirl ele017 Japan 2013
Vaat282mp Renegade Android Computers(11xFile, FLAC, MP3, EP) Vaatican Records Vaat282mp France 2014