On tonight’s The Progressive Underground, we interview techno legend ANTHONY “SHAKE” SHAKIR and sample some of this extensive discography while chopping it up about who will talk about his role in helping to shape the early sound of electronic music through his collaborations with Juan Atkins, Claude Young, Carl Craig and others as well as his tenure as the A & R rep for the legendary electronic music label Metroplex. We also play classics from Shake’s music discography and his own label Frictional Recordings and play our usual mix of deep house, techno, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare grooves.
We go from 8-11 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.
Detroit producer Anthony “Shake” Shakir is one of the more underrecognized, underappreciated names in American techno. A producer since 1981, Shake had an important role in helping shape the early Motor City sound associated with artists such as Juan Atkins / Model 500 and Derrick May. He worked with May and Carl Craig as a producer, writer, or engineer on several early tracks on 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.