DJs Shakey and Barney ILLer have a combined total of 20 years of Burning Man experience under their belts, and breakbeat on the playa has been a huge influence on them since the beginning. As long-time fans of Space Cowboys, they are very excited to join in on the RIPEcast action and represent for New York. "Breaks" encompasses a wide spectrum of music out east, and Shakey and Barney iLLer have tried to cover a lot of that territory in this week's mix -- with funky breaks, funky house, Baltimore club, ghetto breaks, ragga, hip-hop, rare groove, and jungle.
DJ Shakey is a professional DJ and staple of the Manhattan and Brooklyn underground scenes. She stays dedicated to both new-school and old-school culture, simultaneously running The Warper Party, New York's biggest electronic music showcase, and also vinyl diggers' favorite Shakey's Record Fair. Shakey has a legendary record collection, and is a contributing writer at Controllerism.com.
Together with Barney iLLer, Shakey recently had funky breaks remixes presented through Boogie Boutique (UK), and was featured on Jon Kwest's Winter Moombah Conference compilation. They have played major venues across the world, including The Room in Tokyo, Sound Channel and Union in Osaka, and the Button Factory in Dublin.
Barney Iller is the renaissance man of DJs, playing and producing just about any genre you can think of. He's recently produced an album cut for MC Zulu coming out this year, and a ghetto breaks track for Dutch-Caribbean group Kuenta i Tambu. As his tropical alias Guapo Feo, he's released remixes recently for Gato Preto and DJ Tack & DJ Tamalero through TropicalBass records, and was recently featured on the compilation Rot10 Invades Miami vol. 2. Along with Austin's DJ Orion, he founded the OG Series of moombahcore EPs, with the 3rd installation due shortly. Guapo Feo's "Oro En Polvo" was named best track of the 2011 by Caballo at TropicalBass.com, and his "Heartache" was named as one of 2011's Most Underrated Music by Marcus Dowling. Barney iLLer is a regular sight at the Brooklyn underground's best parties and venues, as well as prominent east coast Burning Man events (Disorient, Kostume Kult, PEX, Decompression, Figment, regional burns). He has played all over Burning Man, including Root Society, Dustfish, Basshenge, PEX, Kostume Kult, Disorient, Nexus, Burners Without Borders, Dirty Beetles, Black Rock Boutique, and Tsunami Bass Experience, and arts cars the Janky Barge, the Bump Bed, A Cavallo, the Dodo, the Nautilus, and more. He is a resident of the infamous and long-running Rubulad party in NYC and a member of the Mischief crew in DC, as well as the newest resident DJ of the Vitamin B party in NYC. He is a member of BMIR and the Plug 4 camp at Burning Man, and also hosts the Jungle Revival! party alongside DJ Shakey.
For more information on DJ Shakey visit http://djshakey.com.
For more information on Barney iLLer visit http://barneyiller.com.