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Anthony “Shake” Shakir, who also uses the aliases Sequence 10 and Da Sampla, is an American techno producer, best known for his contributions to Detroit techno. Shakir began producing in 1981, and worked with Detroit musicians such as Derrick May and Carl Craig for many of their early Metroplex releases. Shakir appeared under the name Sequence 10 on the Virgin Records compilation Techno: The New Dance Sound of Detroit.

While many of his peers on the Detroit scene have worked to increase their profile in Europe, Shakir never gravitated toward this scene, working more closely with the second wave of Detroit techno musicians such as Mike Banks and Claude Young. He formed the labels Friction in 1995 and Puzzlebox in 1996, the latter with Keith Tucker.

Among Shakir’s credits are remixes for Telex and Inner City, as well as co-production of the Urban Tribe’s 1998 album for Mo Wax, “The Collapse of Modern Culture”.


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  • udisgustme

    I wish he was my father

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ffg

    One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, too.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • horrontologist


    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Merowinger110


    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Theeboon

    A great compilation called Frictionalism 1993-2009 is what you need if you want to discover his music.

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Surgeon is some more really good techno. Techno is love.

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tekknoveteran

    shakir = good techno :)

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Very sorry for my statements, was ignorant to "true techno". Techno is techno! Underground Resistance, Shake, Theo, Jimmy Edgar! Techno! duh. srry

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • TheMarsCory

    What is his must have album?

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eul

    see you tonight :)

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Glampers

    Some of the opinions expressed on this page are baffling. Why let others dictate what techno means to you? No amount of wankers using the label will ever change the way I feel about proper techno. Like matthewfoster says, fucking take it back.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • matthewfoster

    Techno is great! If you think the term has been tainted, then take it back!

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • numa

    couldn't get any better

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • hybridindigo

    Pure Genius. Its a pity that he is so underrated and under-appreciated. Then again, the underground presence just makes his music so much more interesting and reserved :) And yes i agree that the tern "Techno" has been tainted. It's sad that excellent electronic music (though it might be actually techno) is being overshadowed by the reputation gathered by the term Techno, thanks to a myriad of mediocre artists whose music is labeled as Techno. :/

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Just call it electronic. For me the term "techno" is forever tainted.

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • polymorphous71

    @ Alec_Trevelyan, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the term 'Techno'. The only problem over the years has been people applying the tag to music that isn't Techno, which has resulted in people not understanding what real techno sounds like. But at the end of the day, who gives a shit about people that know fuck all about music; especially the history of music and the importance of context.

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • mariacool

    One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) One Beat (Just Won't Do) !!!

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • mariacool

    Frictionalism 1994-2009 is the ultimate.

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • SellingNails

    mmmhm frictionalism

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • nachtaktiv

    excuse me, sir?

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
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