Simon Shackleton

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

We complain incessantly about 'The Establishment' when it comes to politics. We loathe the dishonesty in our politicians. We hate how career-orientated they are and how cronyism has afflicted every major party & leader since the beginning of time.

Win a weekend pass to Glastonbury Festival

Check the video for full instructions on how to enter to win a weekend pass to this year's Glastonbury Festival. This year's line-up includes a number of personal favourites ... I'll be sure to be checking out Dubfire, Underworld, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Earth Wind & Fire, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, M83, Guy Garvey, Jagwar Ma ... and you can find me playing the main Glade Stage at 9.30pm Sunday evening.

The winner will be notified SUNDAY 5th JUNE. Get those posts done ASAP and pay it forwards with a SHARE!

 

DJ MIX : Decoded Magazine presents Simon Shackleton

I recently put together a one-hour mix for the lovely people at Decoded Magazine. The mix accompanies an in-depth interview piece in which we cover many bases, from the deep past, to the shiny future. Have a listen to it on this Soundcloud Link (where you can also download it) or listen via the stream below. There's also a full tracklisting over at Decoded.

Even though we live in a fast-food era where people have become used to cherry-picking individual tracks, there’s a very real need for electronic artists to paint with broader brushstrokes, and to step away from the formula of the dancefloor single.

The Unveiling of an Album

I've released a number of artist albums over the years, and the unveiling of my latest creation, Piece of Me, is the culmination of an extraordinary journey for the creative soul in me.

The whole process dates back to decisions I made in 2011/12 when I slowly began to evolve my sound away from the bombastic peaktime crash and burn of my Elite Force and Zodiac Cartel days. That wasn't an era I have anything but fondness for, and some of those shows and releases were an absolute RIOT, make no mistake about it. Creatively though I was looking for something more soulful, intimate and personal, and as I've slowly let go of OBJECTIVE ONE - DANCEFLOOR FIRE I've rediscovered my range, my self-expression, and my lyricism. 

I'm not going to go into that in much detail today, I'm just going to offer up a short Mini Album Sampler for you to get a feel for the work, and point out that today is all about the aforementioned unveiling, as the album makes it's first tentative steps in the world via my PLEDGE MUSIC PAGE where you can pre-order the album and loads more (a One Series show at YOUR place anyone??).

I hope you like what I've made, and I couldn't have done any of this without the incredible dedication and hard-worker of my Manager Chele Gutek who has gone above and beyond to make this such an inspiring journey.

I look forward to sharing it with all of you.