Shaded (2)

Nom civil:
Skyler Patrick Taugher
Creating a completely unique and different style of music today, SHADED has a signature sound – a weaving combination of funky, psychedelic vibes and textures, making his sets something to remember. His sound is undeniable in character and is breathing new life into the techno house world.

Growing up in Newport Beach, California, he secluded himself in skating, surfing and music since a young age. His father, a musician and producer of classic rock, provided a pivotal role in creating his passion and drive for the raw and electric sound he loves to play today. Since 2006, his production style has constantly evolved whilst trying to stay true to his roots of groove laden, rock inspired minimal ‘’surf ‘’techno.

2012 was a big year for Skyler, it provided him the opportunity to develop and create his new solo career and moniker, SHADED. His previous success was as the duo SHDWPLAY, but his decision to go solo ultimately came from his desire for more creative and individual freedom.

As SHDWPLAY, the duo released four EPs on Dubfire's SCI+TEC Digital Audio Imprint, quickly becoming well-regarded staples in techno ranks around the world. Their unique sound, exemplified in cuts like ‘Time Drip’ and ‘Drug of Choice,’ were heard in DJ sets from Richie Hawtin to Dubfire himself, solidifying their presence in the electronic dance world and as official members of the SCI+TEC family.

This newfound recognition, coupled with the desire for creative individuality, prompted his decision to leave and to pursue his solo career. Since the creation of SHADED in 2012, he has been playing his LIVE sets worldwide from festivals in Mexico and Croatia to clubs in London, Berlin, and Brazil. From touring with the SCI + TEC family and playing along side Dubfire and Carlo Lio he has gained recognition throughout the industry as one of the top LIVE acts, exciting crowds with his brand of ‘’funkadelic’’ techno. Through touring with SCI + TEC, fans and admiration for his style of music have grown considerably, leading to increased demand for his solo performances.

On SCI + TEC he has had multiple EP’s in both the techno and minimal charts in 2012 and 2013 including the hit tracks ‘’Be My Binge’’, ‘’Love Bug’’ and ‘’This Is This’’. His musical output has gained much respect from industry heavy weights including Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Joseph Capriati, Tiga, Slam and Sasha.

This year his major noted release on SCI +TEC was the EP ‘‘Dwell’’ that reached #1 on the Top 100 Minimal Release charts via Beatport. After the success of ‘’Dwell’’ he followed up with his most recent EP - ‘’SHE SHE’’, his debut release on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings in June 2014, solidifying his production versatility.

Shaded (2) Discographie Tracks

Singles & EPs

Shaded (2) - Be My Binge album art Shaded (2) Be My Binge (EP) SCI + TEC Digital Audio US 2012 Vendre cette version
TEC086 Shaded (2) - This Is This album art Shaded (2) This Is This(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) SCI + TEC Digital Audio TEC086 US 2013
TEC119 Shaded (2) - Gender Bender album art Shaded (2) Gender Bender(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) SCI + TEC Digital Audio TEC119 US 2014
TT025 Shaded (2) - Sheshe album art Shaded (2) Sheshe(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Twin Turbo TT025 Canada 2014
TEC105 Shaded (2) - Dwell album art Shaded (2) Dwell(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) SCI + TEC Digital Audio TEC105 US 2014
TEC134 Shaded (2) - Electric Auto Pitch album art Shaded (2) Electric Auto Pitch(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) SCI + TEC Digital Audio TEC134 US 2015
TT028 Shaded (2) - Ripped Kick album art Shaded (2) Ripped Kick(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Twin Turbo TT028 Canada 2015
TT037 Shaded (2) - Creepy Fingers album art Shaded (2) Creepy Fingers(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Twin Turbo TT037 Canada 2016
TEC145 Shaded (2) - Yoyoyo album art Shaded (2) Yoyoyo(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) SCI + TEC Digital Audio TEC145 US 2016
TT044 Shaded (2) - Time Wasting album art Shaded (2) & Harvard Bass Shaded (2) & Harvard Bass - Time Wasting(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Twin Turbo TT044 Canada 2017
TT050 Shaded (2) - Body Feels album art Harvard Bass & Shaded (2) Harvard Bass & Shaded (2) - Body Feels(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Twin Turbo TT050 Canada 2018