Shackleton Appreciation


#102

I might not end up going (gf’s birthday) so will probs have two of the cheap tix to sell - will stick them in here near the time


#103

Might be interested!

The normal tickets are so pricey compared to the early birds lol. In the new year my days off are changing to Sunday & Monday making Saturday all nighters more bearable.


#104

Yeah hit me up with a message closer to the time if you want them!


#105

100% not going now if anyone wants those tickets? £12 for both


#106

The Drawbar Organ EPs are like ear candy. No one sounds like Shackle, really is da producer’s producer


#107

Did anyone make it down to Shackleton at XOYO last night?

His set was just ridiculous, I’ve seen him play a lot of times and that ranks up with the best. It was like 90% new material as well, and it sounds like he’s got a bit of a new sound going on. Lots of African percussion / rhythms going on.


#108

bit late

but yes!

it was great and so was livity


#109

Second time I had saw Shackleton, even better than the first time some dark vibes. Bet it would be even better in a smaller pitch black venue.


#110

Don’t suppose anyone has any recs to stuff on a similar vibe to older Shackleton stuff?
The comparisons to Muslim gauz are kinda there but he has sooooo much stuff I find super hit and miss.
A few tracks from Ancestral Voices are about as close as I can get.


#111

check out funtcase


#112

Badawi

and this guy just got in contact with me. Massive Muslimgauze fanatic but updated production values, might be of interest.


#113

will check it out at home!

This was the track i was thinking of btw, just kinda a similar vibe to shaks fabric mix


#114

#115

I was thinking Ancestral Voices too. That album is amazing, defo my album of 2015 and one of my new favourites.


#116

re: muslimgauze
these are these essential lps imo:
uzi (the rape of palestine)
intifaxa
united states of islam
hamas arc
vote hezbollah
citadel

some cut hands (madwoman, afro noise 1) is sorta on a similar vibe to muslimgauze but drawing from african music rather than middle east

some villalobos - chromosul and fizheuer zieheuer in particular

you’d prob like some nonplace stuff like friedman & liebezeit’s secret rhythms series (3 to 5 in particular). shackleton even provided a remix

not necessarily similar sounding but i find t++'s erosion releases go nicely with the skull disco stuff
and i reckon some of demdike stare’s early stuff is sorta similar-ish to shackleton (“conjoined” for instance)


#117

did anyone else not piece together the skull disco - school disco pun btw

i saw mosca saying to appleblim on twitter he’d only just got it

and i was like
ooooooooooh


#118

nice 1 will check all this out

Ive been though about 5 or 6 lps of his but id be fucked if you asked me to name em.
Mullah Said is the about the only one of his I can even name.


#119

omg :gun:


#120

#121

lol

still this is a far better story

Now my idea of a party is one where people let themselves go and are bang into the music, and I was reading this book at the time about a tribe from Cameroon who dug up their ancestors remains so as they could enjoy watching the festivities while the living members of the tribe played music, danced and got pissed. I thought ‘that’s the spirit!’ So I decided to call the label Skull Disco.