Detroit Techno legend Anthony "Shake" Shakir is a person who should need no introduction. He has been a long time veteran of the scene since the late 1980's, releasing music using many different pseudonyms and working alongside other heavy hitters including; Carl Craig, Keith Tucker, Juan Atkins and many more throughout his long career. A career that has seen him consistently on the cutting edge of Techno, releasing ground breaking records, setting up seminal record labels and building near mythical status within the global electronic music community.
The "Club Scam EP" was originally released in 1993 and lead track "That's What I Want" is based around an inspired chopped up vocal sample lifted from the B-52's 1982 underground hit "Mesopotamia" used here to devastating effect across 2 different mixes and featuring Shake's trademark Garage-like skippy drum programming. "The Ying & Yang" and "My Mantra" are much deeper affairs, 2 variations of the same track building slowly into cascades of insistent drum programming and futuristic Detroit pads while retaining enough bounce to rock even the staunchest of dance-floors. Basically, the "Club Scam EP" is the real deal, a true connoisseurs record, one for the heads, but one for the feet also, Shake's music manages to stimulate the mind and make you want to dance at the same time. Legendary stuff indeed.
This 2015 re-press and re-master has been brought to you with the cooperation and full permission of KMS Records, Detroit, MI. and features all original 1993 label artwork.
Published: 15th January 2015