For Dan Shake, having such a strong affiliation with Moodymann could be seen as a bit of a double-edged sword. Being the first person outside Detroit to release on his famous Mahogani Music has catapulted him into the limelight in underground house circles. Not to detract from what an achievement that it, some have paid more attention to the association than the music and its maker. For those not fortunate enough to listen yet, 3 AM Jazz Club EP contains two tracks of sexed up, sweaty house like only the master KDJ and Motor City Drum Ensemble know how. It’s an outstanding debut and has led to the young producer and DJ being booked up and down the country. With news of new work and some exciting collaborations in the works, one feels the real making of the man will be in following up this impressive start.
Hi Dan, how’s your 2014 been so far?
Hey man, my 2014 has been pretty non-stop so far. I’ve been playing all over the place, which has been great.
You’re playing the Shapes Day Party this weekend, making your Bristol debut. You looking forward? Have you experienced parties in the city before?
Can’t wait! I’ve heard good things about Shapes and I’ve actually never gone out in Bristol which makes it even more exciting.
Coming out of the clubbing season and into the festival/day party season, what can people expect from your set at Shapes?
I always like to mix it up, so I can never be too sure. But i’ll definitely be playing some pantie droppers.
Are there any tracks made for outdoor playing you’re looking forward to letting loose?
There are definitely a few gems that i’ve been waiting to play in the sunshine, also some new music from me which I’m excited to share.
Looking past Shapes what plans do you have for the summer?
Lots of gigs, some new music and working with some really exciting artists which I’m bursting to tell you about… but I can’t quite yet!
Dan Shake’s Top Five
1. DJ Rahaan – Hit & Run
2. Da Hooligans – Who’s Hoo
3. Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Patchwork Peterson Remix)
4. Tim McAllister – Can’t Hide
5. Moodymann – Long Hot Sex Nights