paolo

Mechanical phantoms
There's no one quite like him is there? One of my favourite producers around even though he's hardly released any new material this year (can't stop listening to 'Three EPs').

This mix he did for Mary Anne Hobbs in August is outstanding - http://soundcloud.com/surefire/shackleton-live-on-mary-anne-hobbs-26th-august-2010 or http://www.mediafire.com/?vs96k57ou406i76

Fabric mix CD soon come - http://www.factmag.com/2010/10/22/fabric-reveal-full-details-of-shackleton-cd/

Also he's on the cover of The Wire this month, deserves a Dissensus thread for that alone :)
 

gostwan

Well-known member
This sort of thing gets said about a lot of people, but shacky really is one of the most down to earth artists I've had the pleasure to meet. Not a lot of guests would offer to do the driving so the promoter could get pissed, but this is what happened last time he played Glasgow for me. Total legend.
 

Dr Awesome

Techsteppin'
Amazing music.
By the way, I saw on chemical there's an entry for his new project "Woe To The Septic Heart!", which I have a sneaking suspicion will fill the Skull Disco sized hole in my heart, based on the name and artwork alone.
I read in an interview that the idea behind it was him + Vengeance Tenfold focusing more on spoken word stuff.

Anyway, check it here, you'll recognise some bits of it from the last MAH mix no doubt.

I'd love to see the man play in NZ, I think he's reached Aus before. Would be a brave promoter to bring him this far... I don't think anything would be commercially viable, but I still muse with the idea of doing it myself.
Maybe I'll sell amphetamines to raise the funds.
 

joe.dfx

who knows...
^^^^

YUP! it's killer!

heard appleblim play a new shackleton tune last week and it was really solid too.
 

pattycakes

Well-known member
was surprised there was no thread on him already. he's nailed such an interesting little niche in the world of bass music. wasn't crazy about the perlon release, but it's grown on me slightly.

"Woe To The Septic Heart!", which I have a sneaking suspicion will fill the Skull Disco sized hole in my heart, based on the name and artwork alone.

is basically what i'm feeling too. skull disco was ace. don't think he went deep as he could into the possibilities of that sound. really looking forward to what he'll put out in the future
 

hopper

Well-known member
Long been saying Shackleton is in a field of his own. His live sets are the one, there's something unique and captivating about his sound that no one else is quite doing. I love how detached it feels from all the trends that come and go. Looking forward to reading the wire, echo the sentiments about him being a top person as well - very unassuming guy.
 
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nomos

Administrator
Great about the Wire cover. One of the most inventive producers of the last decade and a stand up gent as well.

Which reminds me, it's almost time to get Dave Elvis out again...
 
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grizzleb

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This sort of thing gets said about a lot of people, but shacky really is one of the most down to earth artists I've had the pleasure to meet. Not a lot of guests would offer to do the driving so the promoter could get pissed, but this is what happened last time he played Glasgow for me. Total legend.
Aye, I asked him for a rolly one time when I was out in a club in brighton and he duly provided - didn't know it was him cause I wasn't paying too much attention to his face during his set (which was banging). He didn't let on that he was Shackleton till I probed him on 'what he thought of Shackleton's set' haha. Seemed brand new, we had a chat about Jeff Mills. :cool:
 

pattycakes

Well-known member
anyone know if he did anything before he became shackleton? his early stuff sounds pretty good for first efforts
 

rivet90210

Well-known member
His mixes are incredible. The two he did for MAH this year (Perlon mix and the farewell mix) were fantastic.

Can't really fault him. Every release has been solid.

I've got the farewell mix from the 26th of August, what's the Perlon Mix? Are there any others about that are essential?
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
Here's the edited version of the Perlon MAH

http://www.mediafire.com/?etyoad47jaxtc51

I like Shackleton, but he's a bit like that kid at school who was into wargames and who watched Red Dwarf and who thought he was weird and dark. I'd prefer him if he actually got dark rather than intimated it, or just shut up about it altogether.
 

daddek

Well-known member
Here's the edited version of the Perlon MAH

http://www.mediafire.com/?etyoad47jaxtc51

I like Shackleton, but he's a bit like that kid at school who was into wargames and who watched Red Dwarf and who thought he was weird and dark. I'd prefer him if he actually got dark rather than intimated it, or just shut up about it altogether.

I guess this means, you think there's a discrepancy between the darkness of the track titles, and the darkness of the music.
Fine, but sam isn't like "that kid" whoever that was. He's about the most unassuming man you could hope to meet.
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
I guess this means, you think there's a discrepancy between the darkness of the track titles, and the darkness of the music.
Fine, but sam isn't like "that kid" whoever that was. He's about the most unassuming man you could hope to meet.

Oh god I'm not knocking him, I'm sure he's a sweetheart, but 'Shackleton' and Skull Disco etc kinda trades on this perceived idea of darkness that I just don't hear. Not just in the titles but also the samples he uses in the mixes. I'm presuming he does hear and think his music is 'dark', which is why I'm saying that I'm sure he's a sweetheart ;)

And I'm not saying those kids weren't sweethearts either, but, y'know. It's not an attack, jus a thought. I don't care what he's like as a person, I care about his public persona and his music, which I think is quite good but.
 
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