SDC & Falty DL remix Anthony Shakir

A 12″ project launched by the folks Rush Hour will see blossoming production talents remix vintage house and techno cuts from Detroit cult hero Anthony Shake Shakir. First up: FaltyDL and Space Dimension Controller.

It’s hard to pick two up-and-coming producers better suited to the task of giving Shakir’s wonderfully off kilter Detroitisms a contemporary tweak. Belfast youngster SDC is on fire at the moment, having just dropped a highly impressive podcast for Resident Advisor on the same week his stunning EP was released on resurgent Belgian imprint R&S (check out our review here). He has remixed Shakir’s seminal “Detroit State Of Mind”, which was first released in 1998.

FaltyDL meanwhile has turned his hand to”Assimilated”. Despite being based in New York, Falty’s sound has its roots in the UK, with his releases displaying an affection for dubstep, UK funky and old-school garage.

Rush Hour released Shake’s retrospective Frictionalism 1994-2009 compilation last year to much doffing of caps at Juno Plus. And just as excitingly, the second part of the remix package showcases a new techno generation with mixes from MRSK and Skudge.

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  1. […] Detroit’s Invisible Man I get the impression that Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir is a man that few can claim to know well. Certainly he’s one of Detroit’s ‘heavy hitting second stringers’, with a production career that stretches back to Virgin’s seminal Techno: The New Dance Sound of Detroit in 1988. A bedroom producer since 1981, Shake had an important role in helping shape the early Motor City sound alongside artists such like Juan Atkins and Derrick May. In fact, he mentions both in this fascinating interview from Detroit’s Metro Times, back in 2002. I mention this because Shakir and the good people at Rush Hour have recently released a 12″ of two seminal Shake tracks, remixed by two fellas currently registering as ‘hotter than hot’ on the up-and-coming producer list – New York’s FaltyDL and Dublin’s Space Dimension Controller. Both are really doing it for me at the moment, particularly SDC’s analogue synth-drenched mid-tempo workout. Buy the 12″ here. […]