Dan Shake, real name Daniel Rose-Weir, is is the first artist outside of Detroit to cut his teeth on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music, winning plaudits here and across the Atlantic for his catchy groove laden “3AM Jazz Club” EP.
As London’s nightlife and party scene is increasingly monopolised by the big clubs and big events, it’s important to recognise and support the grass-roots manoeuvres. GALA is a great place to start, and definitely one to keep an eye open for this time next year.
From the deep to the acid to the disco Shake is slowly securing his name amongst the most respected players in the game. This E.P. demonstrates what sort of artist Shake is and potentially why he stood out to Moodymann like he stands out to his listeners.