i get a feelin'

Today, I'm going to be a little lazy because I have tons of stuff to do. But here is my XLR8R review of Anthony "Shake" Shakir's retrospective collection, out soon on Rush Hour, as well as one of his most jackin' tracks for your listening pleasure.

Real Detroit techno heads have been repping Anthony "Shake" Shakir's work for years, but only a few outside of that small scene have given him his due, if only because his profile's rise has been restrained by health issues and limited-run releases. Thanks to Amsterdam's Rush Hour, though, Shake's obscure status is finished. A rhythm master in the truest sense of the phrase, Shake's many skills are displayed here: there's the jacked electro-funk of "The Floor Filler," the dusty Dilla-like beats of "Detroit State of Mind," and the dubby techno hypnotics of "Perseverance." Paired with tracks like "Assimilated," which sounds like a hissy predecessor to today's UK funky, or "Arise," which incorporates what might be the best Steely Dan sample in dance music history, Frictionalism guarantees that Shakir's amazing work will never be overlooked again.

Anthony "Shake" Shakir- Get A Feeling

Weekend lazes tomorow.

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