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Mmmm, the dark vibes of Shackleton. I got a bunch of his remixes and wanted to share the one’s that have connected with me most. Some of these have been appearing in my recent DJ sets. First there’s the Invasion vs. Shackleton 2-part release Wizards In Dub. Part 2 is pretty hypnotic..

 

In 2007, Pole released their Steingarten lp via Scape. That same year a remix release appeared with “Achterbahn (Shackleton Remix)”. It has a rad baseline and a solid little groove throughout. I was delighted to see that Shackleton remixed one of my all time favorite tracks, Simian Mobile Disco’s “Hustler”. Instead of including the full original vocals, Shackleton takes a few lines and weaves them into his 8:28 reinterpretation. You’ll hear, “I’m a hustler baby, that’s what my daddy’s made me”, “Gotta do what you gotta do, to survive”, “Gotta make what you gotta make, to stay alive”.

 

 

In my previous post on Shackleton’s Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EP’s, I talked about the vocal collaboration with Vengeance Tenfold. The two of them together is equally menacing and inviting. In Shackleton’s remix of Badawi’s Dstry All Prfts, Vengeance Tenfold appears, saying “Life, breath, strength, now” among other things.

 

Shackleton – Discogs 

Now is not the time for fear..

– Jimi Jaxon

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