Anthony Shakir

Also known as A. Shakir, A. Shakkit, Anthony "Shake Shakir", Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Anthony 'Shake' Shakir, Anthony (Shake) Shakir, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Anthony Shake Shakir, Shake, Shake Shakir, Shakir

Profile of the performer Anthony Shakir: Detroit producer Anthony "Shake" Shakir is one of the more underrecognized, underappreciated names in American techno. A bedroom producer since 1981, Shake had an important role in helping shape the early Motor City sound associated with artists such as [a=Juan Atkins] / [a=Model 500] and [a=Derrick May]. He worked with May and [a=Carl Craig] as a producer, writer, or engineer on several early tracks on [l=Metroplex], and worked in management and A&R for the label (as well, he's often joked, as being the janitor) during its formative years. His first solo material appeared on Virgin's seminal [r=65112] compilation with 'Sequence 10'. Known as something of a techno purist, Shake has distanced himself from the European scene many of his colleagues have turned to for support (this accounts somewhat for his continuing obscurity), and his music is stylistically closer to second wave artists such as "[a=Mad Mike]" Banks and [a=Claude Young] — hard, stripped-down tracks which owe equally to techno, electro, hip-hop, and funk. Shake's visibility and reputation have risen in more recent years as a result of his Frictional and Puzzlebox labels, the latter of which he formed in 1996 with fellow Detroit electro / techno producer [a=Keith Tucker] (formerly of [a=Aux 88]). Releasing a series of records both solo and in combination (usually under the name Da Sampla), Shake and Tucker's [l=Puzzlebox Records] has, along with [l=Underground Resistance] and [l=Guidance Recordings], become one of the more coveted sources of straight-up, no-bones Detroit techno.

- Sean Cooper

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1 Anthony Shakir - Tracks For My Father Tracks For My Father 4 mp3, CD 1998-00-00 7th City
2 Anthony Shakir - Systemic Advancing E.P. Systemic Advancing E.P. 3 mp3, CD 1997-00-00 International Deejay Gigolo Records
3 Anthony Shakir - What, Me Worry? What, Me Worry? 4 mp3, CD 2002 7th City
4 Anthony Shakir - Mr. Shakir's Beat Store Mr. Shakir's Beat Store 8 mp3, CD 2000 Klang Elektronik
5 Anthony Shakir - Shake EP Shake EP 2 mp3, CD 2000 Sublime Records (3)
6 Anthony Shakir - First Take Then Shake First Take Then Shake 12 mp3, CD 2004-03-00 Disko B
7 Anthony Shakir - First Take Then Shake First Take Then Shake 11 mp3, CD 2004-03-00 Disko B
8 Anthony Shakir - Lost & Found 1 Lost & Found 1 3 mp3, CD 2005-06-27 Dust Science Recordings
9 Lost & Found 1 3 mp3, CD 2005-00-00 Dust Science Recordings
10 Systemic Advancing E.P. 3 mp3, CD International Deejay Gigolo Records
11 Tracks For My Father 4 mp3, CD 1998-00-00 7th City
12 Anthony Shakir - Arise Arise 2 mp3, CD 2009-10-00 Syncrophone Recordings
13 Anthony Shakir - Arise Arise 2 mp3, CD 2009-10-00 Syncrophone Recordings
14 Anthony Shakir - Frictionalism 1994-2009 Frictionalism 1994-2009 4 mp3, CD 2010-06-00 Rush Hour Recordings
15 Anthony Shakir - At The Bonnie Brook At The Bonnie Brook 4 mp3, CD 2010 Astro Lab Recordings
16 Frictionalism 1994-2009 35 mp3, CD 2010-01-26 Rush Hour Recordings
17 Anthony Shakir - Frictionalism 1994 - 2009 Frictionalism 1994 - 2009 4 mp3, CD 2010-07-00 Rush Hour Recordings
18 Anthony Shakir - Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 1 Of 2) Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 1 Of 2) 4 mp3, CD 2010-11-00 Rush Hour Recordings
19 Anthony Shakir - Frictionalism 1994-2009 Frictionalism 1994-2009 4 mp3, CD 2010 Rush Hour Recordings
20 Anthony Shakir - Frictionalism 1994-2009 Frictionalism 1994-2009 3 mp3, CD 2011 Rush Hour Recordings
21 Anthony Shakir - Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC / Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC / Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro 2 mp3, CD 2011-08-30 Honest Jon's Records
22 Anthony Shakir - First Take Then Shake First Take Then Shake 11 mp3, CD 2004-03-00 Disko B
23 Anthony Shakir - LWE Podcast 42 LWE Podcast 42 13 mp3, CD 2010-02-08 Little White Earbuds
24 Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 1 Of 2) 2 mp3, CD 2010 Rush Hour Recordings
25 Anthony Shakir - Mr. Shakir's Beat Store Mr. Shakir's Beat Store 8 mp3, CD 2000 Klang Elektronik
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