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SHADED

SHADED has a signature sound. It’s a weaving combination of driving, psychedelic vibes and funk inspired textures. His sound is undeniable in character, and whilst his production style is constantly evolving, he always stays true to his Southern California roots. 

 

As a slew of new and recently released material will all attest, SHADED is on fire in every sense of the word. His release schedule is now packed for 2023 and he’s signed music to key labels, namely TRICK, Dirty Bird, Hot Creation, and Turbo Recordings. He has fans across the globe in such luminaries as Patrick Topping, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, and Tiga. If you’re a long-term fan or just discovering him through DirtyBird, Desert Hearts or Turbo Recordings channels, there’s never been a better time to light the touch paper and indeed get lit. 

 

Some die-hard fans may know SHADED from the SHDWPLAY duo days. After a string of successful releases together on the aforementioned Dubfire’s SCI+TEC imprint, he ventured down the solo path which ultimately proved the right move, with releases like  “Be My Binge”, ‘Dwell’ and ‘Crayzy’. Still great friends today,  

it wasn’t long until Turbo’s head honcho Tiga picked up on SHADED’s fresh approach, and led to a total of 5 EP’s on Turbo which includes the label’s best-selling release and Mixmag’s ‘Tune of the Month’ for ‘She She’ to “Body Feels”, which was heavily supported by Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers and Martin Buttrich. He’s also a key associate with Patrick Topping’s label TRICK, with two releases - ‘Midnight Minds’ & ‘Naught Mofo’ - where the first had a remix from Hot Creations label head Jamie Jones, as well as being part of the Patrick’s Tasty Techno Volume One compilation with his track ‘Bad Mofo’.

 

His remix schedule has been equally slick and serene, with reworks for Tiga, Mikey Lion, Boys Noize, Marbs, Oliver Huntemann, Alex Kennon, Dubfire, long time collaborator Harvard Bass and his Beatport No.2 minimal remix for Christian Smith in 2017. SHADED’s remix of ‘Rising’ (SHADED's Realized Dreams Remix), a tune by Anabel Englund and company, was bestowed with the coveted Essential New Tune from Pete Tong, and was played extensively by Danny Howard and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 alike. His twisted remix for a Joyce Muniz track ‘Chapter 4’ featuring Aquarius Heaven on Exploited hit hard in 2019, then his ‘Ripple’ EP was unleashed on Senso. Following further releases on Desert Hearts and an EP back in the Turbo fold, Skyler then made his debut on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations label with the hugely supported jam ‘Mad Stacks’. 

 

SHADED’s music has continued to keep rolling out, with one such EP was “Holla Atcha Boy” which was – naturally – championed by industry figurehead Claude VonStroke and a key release on DirtyBird. A previous release on Turbo, ‘My Stimuli’, also connected the dots from electro to hip hop to house to indie-dance and reminded everyone why he’s such a good fit for Tiga’s sensibility. Oliver Huntemann’s Senso imprint has also had a few releases and Skyler appeared on the imprint’s 5th birthday with a belter of a tune titled ‘I Got Haters’. 

 

Before the end of 2023, Skyler has a track ‘Jack Your Body’ on Jamie Jones’ sub-label Hottrax, his ‘Nasty Freaks’ EP on Yolanda Be Cool’s dancefloor focussed label Club Sweat, the techno track ‘Silent Silence’ as part of the 25th anniversary

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