BERTS GROOVE (REPRESS)
2x12" Vinyl UK
Repress - Orange Vinyl
London based DJ and producer Dan Shake is set to release his new EP ‘Daisy’s Dance / Bert’s Groove’ on Denis Sulta’s Sulta Selects offshoot Silver Service this September.
Dan’s latest 12” outing features two polished club cuts in his peak-time bigroom style: lead track ‘Bert’s Groove’ is a high-impact dancefloor weapon with a funk-inflected disco bassline and riotous percussive pulse, whilst B-side ‘Daisy’s Dance’ is a fine-tuned disco house heater, with looped-up sampled vocals, jubilant horns and an infectious bassline.
After lighting the fuse on his own career back in 2014, with a CD keenly thrust into the hand of a surprisingly reciprocal and un-moody Moodymann, Dan's 3AM Jazz Club / Thinkin About U on Mahogani Music carved out some well-deserved early notoriety as the record reached ubiquity on house dancefloors, spun by every DJ worth their salt.
Shake made it into a springboard for his ambitions to work crowds the world over. His love of groove – ranging from sparky acid to Brazilian samba, itchy funk to heavyweight house – fuels his drive to make those around him dance as keenly as he does. At a party, Dan Shake isn’t just loaded with peak time weapons: he is one.
His debut on Sulta Selects follows a string of dance floor-igniting releases on his own label Shake, the most recent of which continues to scorch the airwaves from Radio 1 to NTS, garnering DJ support from the likes of Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Honey Dijon and The Black Madonna.
This will be the fourth release on Denis Sulta’s Silver Service imprint launched in 2018, with previous releases from Berlin based producer Cromby, a collaborative EP from Hammer & Atlus, and Denis Sulta himself. The new label follows on from Denis’s Sulta Selects imprint – home to three volumes of his own essential 12” series.
Dan’s infectious charm and expert ear has resulted in a truly international list of shows in locations as far flung from home as Beirut to Buenos Aires, plus armfuls of Balearic visits, including closing the main stage at Dimensions Festival and playing b2b shows with Jeremy Underground, Marcellus Pittman, Alexander Nut & Jamie 3:26 to name a few. With a never-ending tour schedule, his own productions in the record bags of countless established DJ heroes and more new music planned for 2019, Shake is set to reach new heights this year [info sheet from distr.]