The Unsound Festival in New York City is going to be a humdinger. But I want to hype especially the Bunker events put on by my old friends at Beyond. Each night has some great performers scheduled. Not only the US premier of the wonderful NewWorldAquarium, but a rare NYC DJ set by the should-be-legendary Anthony “Shake” Shakir.
I first saw Shake spin on my first trip to Detroit in 1994, at a party for the closing of Dan Bell’s 7th City distribution, playing an impossibly funky down-tempo set. Every time I’ve seen him play since is a reminder that there are very few DJs in the world who love music with Shake’s unique combination of childlike glee and deep erudition.