Mike Shannon

“The Hang Up Ep”

WAG019 scanZoom inLabelWagon Repair
Cat. No.WAG019
Orders fromSun, 31 Dec 2006
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Mike Shannon is proprietor of the Cynosure label, and a highly impressive DJ on the ones-and-twos (and sometimes threes). For over a decade he has served as one of Canadian electronic music’s key figures. Now based in Valencia, Spain – having moved on from his hometown of Toronto, and later his chosen home for many years of Montreal – Shannon increasingly figures as one of global technos pacesetters. ‘What’s your pleasure’ is a bouncing bleep minimal house cut that pays homage to early 90’s DBX traxx with an underline of bubbling monophonic tweak. As the groove progresses and runs into a break, a shimmering layer of synth creeps into the mix. All whilst the groove and bleep begin to be thrown upside down. The result is a hallucinogenic combination designed for the induced dance floor. ‘Playin the fool’ follows suit of the Aside with a slightly contaminated groove. Slick synth sequences trickle into the mix over a punchy groove but yet again the sound takes a sharp left turn for moments Throwing the listener a sonic curve that could induce vertigo at the right volume. Finally, ‘Suddenly hosed’ is a DJ friendly groover that stays in the same vein, delivering tight percussion programming and ever evolving synth sequencing. If you’re not careful your one drink could feel like three with this track given the right amount of power. Use caution when playing and remember we at Wagon Repair always play responsibly

WAG019 in the media

Anja Schneider (Mobilee Rec.): “super nice record .. reminds me on this old mr. john shananigans :) ”

De:Bug (GER): “rating: *****”

Giles Smith (secretsundaze UK): “Excellent I love Mike's shit and this is no exception. "What's Your Pleasure" is old school, new school with serious swing and depth. Charting and playing. ”

Jeff Milligan: “mike's shit always works the dancefloor!”

Jesse Rose: “fucking rude. will be playing this one for a whole long while.”

Laurent Garnier: “super funky dancefloor little monster Yes yes yes ”

Luciano: “great tunes ..... wagon hits the floor again... ”

Raveline (GER): “Rating: ****”

Tobi Neumann: “nice, my favorite is playin' the fool”

Tom Clark (Highgrade): “nice funky tunes. i will play this record in heavy rotaion. ”

Troy Pierce (Minus, Underline): “Mike + Wagon = B.O.M.B.”

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