Shakes are the Isle Of Wight’s Matt & Darren Farrow. The past twelve months have seen Shakes make a splash with their blend of punk-funk and jacking electro. Citing Adam & The Ants, DFA, Ivan Smagghe and Optimo as key influences, Shakes are making dance music in a way that nobody else is at the moment. Their main stage, genre-straddling electro rock marks them out as natural heirs to the Chemical Brothers and Underworld.
Already featuring on a variety of mix compilations coming out early this year, ranging from Modular’s Leave Them All Behind 2 and Wall Of Sound’s ShockRock through to the new Fabric32: Luke Slater album, Shakes are proving themselves to be a different proposition to the New Orderisms and Gallic-influenced glitch-house of their contemporaries. With a true understanding of the mechanics of what makes great dance music, Shakes combine the pyrotechnic thrills of Jilted Generation Prodigy with the more subtle nuanced production of classic Detroit techno and Chicago house.