Dan Shake has been making some serious movements within the underground scene the past few years. His 2014 debut release - 3AM Jazz club - turned many heads, one in particular, Moodymann who instantaneously jumped at the chance to release it on his much celebrated label, Mahogani Music. This is no small feat; no other artist outside Detroit has managed to grasp the attention of Kenny Dixon Jr enough to be offered a record deal.
After Shake Edits 1 and 2 Dan has now moved on to his third and most intriguing project on his label, Claudia’s Trip. Heavily inspired by the 1975 classic Heaven and Hell is on Earth by 20th Century Steel Band. Dan has reimagined it, placing a relentless pounding bass line alongside samples of the Caribbean steel drums and iconic vocals from the original 1975 hit. The record has you fixated with showers of acid appearing throughout and leaves you wondering where the last 7 minutes went.
What Dan has crafted shows us his dynamic style and signifies what’s yet to come from this talented young British producer. Claudia’s Trip, forthcoming in early November, will without doubt be a record on many people’s wishlists.
Words by Max