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Boomkat Product Review:
Anthony Shakir has already stamped his name all over techno’s divergent sub-genres released under the ‘Shake’ moniker, his Frictional Records label and his unique take on the music itself. The title track is a stormer and worthy of the Metroplex label, originally released in 1994, the track heads into techno territory straight away, abrasive drums build around bleeping synths, more tuned drums are added as the track progresses, sounding as rhythmical and fresh as the early Dynamo / Traktor releases on Din. ‘Mindless Entertainment’ is a minimal affair with modulating synth bleeps and squeaks playing over a minimal beat, quite un-melodic but not un-musical. ‘Day of Reconing’ on the flip is the defining moment on this 12”, however, a looped groove affair that Mr Shakir works so well with : storming drums, looped synths, and a relentless groove covered with percussion. Lastly, the quirkiest track on the e.p. ‘My name is Binky’, a mad concoction of drums, basslines and mad noises colliding to create a humourous 80’s inflected track, a wicked end to a classic Shake moment.