Here at Black Acre, we are extremely excited about starting 2015 with a bang - a 12" from new sensation on the circuit, Dan Shake. He 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. Now with much anticipation, the Tony Allen & Fela Kuti acolyte returns with two crunchy Dilla-eque takes on soulful club Music.
Out of Sight is a carefully constructed dance floor number packed with low-end theory and seductive vocal stabs. Low-slung fuzzy bass swinging perfectly between ghost-horns and driving drums. Traders II, a collaboration with Canadian based Rennie Foster
) sees Dan's DNA marker driving kicks smashing acid atoms against a sharp live horn section bringing the ethereal jazz cat to the dance.
Thanks to Alfons Fear for the trumpet and Matilda Fulford for the artwork (www.matildafulford.com)