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Skyshaker

The Bronx, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008

The Bronx, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Electronic

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"RA News: Kelela announces Take Me Apart remix album"

"It's not just a bunch of remixes," Kelela says. "It's how my worldwide community of producers and DJs communicate through difference. It's also about the camaraderie that we experience when we find the overlaps. The same songs get to exist in these alternate realities which means different people get to have a relationship with the music. Maybe even with each other." - Resident Advisor


"Skyshaker's New Mix on NON Records Will Make You Reassess How You Think About Voguing"

The mix's subtitle, "Day Nine Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Nine," refers to roughly the number of days that have passed (26 years) since Madonna's infamous music video for her single "Vogue" was released, which played a very significant role in introducing vogue culture to popular audiences beyond the Black, queer, Brown, femme, trans, and poor spaces of color where it originated. - Thump - VICE


"Melting Point Is The NYC Rave Crew Supporting Immigrant Rights"

As a leader of the international House and Ballroom community, immigration discourse comes with the job. For many, there is no greater opportunity than to attend American balls and take classes from legendary ballroom figures. As a result, grad prize money won at balls outside of America is often set aside to pay non-immigrant US visa fees. When it comes to my time in Latin American ballroom, these conversations carry a different weight. Concerns of ICE and questions of asylum are at the forefront in a way that brings the plight of the undocumented into start focus. Although seeking asylum must not be confused with the journey of seeking citizenship, both conversations clearly must be better understood among the voting public. - Mixmag


"Meet Qween Beat, the Ballroom Collective Keeping Vogue Pure"

Skyshaker is an affiliate of the Legendary House of LaBeija. He knew QB was the right place for him to develop as a producer after he wandered into a MikeQ set one night. - Paper


"Skyshaker Battles with Mental Health on Urgent New Bootleg Pack"

The lead track is a remix of Evanescence's alt rock classic "Bring Me To Life," taking the original's haunted narrative and submerging it further into tumultuous, depressive ambiance shot through with an agitated dembow beat. - Thump - VICE


"Venus X Gives Away Tracks Ahead Of GHE20G0TH1K'S RBMA Party"

Venus' offering is the stomping 'Golden Girl', fellow NYC producer False Witness gives away the siren and whistle-heavy 'Buss Up' and Skyshaker's 'Shurmda HA' is an erratic bass cannon. - Mixmag


""El voguing es primero para las personas trans y negras" SkyShaker de House of LaBeija en Bogotá"

El DJ y voguer Skyshaker de la legendaria House of Labeija en Nueva York estuvo de visita en Bogotá como invitado en la Marcha Trans 2019 del 05 de julio de 2019 #YoMarchoTrans. Durante su estadía aprovecho para compartir algunos movimientos y conversar con la incipiente escena voguera de la ciudad de Bogotá, durante una de las prácticas abiertas de la House of Tupamaras, por ahora, la única casa voguera local. - ABC Del Arte Drag & Transformista


Discography

[2012] - Black Fabio feat. Toni Royale - Reggie Miller [Black Fabio Remixes] [RAD SUMMER]

[2016] - Koppi Mizrahi feat. MC Precious - Manko Backpack [Qweendom] [QWEEN BEAT]

[2016] - Skyshaker and Dashaun Wesley - Walk [Qweendom] [QWEEN BEAT]

[2018] - Kelela - Skyshaker_Onanon_129 Bpm [Take Me A_Part, The Remixes] [WARP]


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Bio

Under the alias SKYSHAKER, composer and recording artist Sky LaBeija has released music on Warp Records, Rabit’s Halcyon Veil, VENUS X’s infamous GHE20GOTH1K, and MikeQ’s legendary ballroom imprint Qween Beat. On the radio, their music continues to be played on BBC Radio 1, RinseFM, and NTS Radio. As a DJ, they have made several appearances at Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Boiler Room, MoMA PS1, and Resident Advisor events since 2015. Their work has appeared in publications such as The Fader, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Vogue, The Advocate, DAZED, Paper Magazine, Vice, and Artforum. They now operate as record label A&R of Chicago-based Futurehood, New York-based Fake Accent, and UK-based Electronic Architects. 


As a member of The House of LaBeija, Sky LaBeija is a ballroom DJ and historian chronicling knowledge to at-risk queer youth worldwide via their interactive educational series Skyshaker University. After making appearances in the ballroom documentaries KIKI, and My House, Sky is currently preparing their own documentary chronicling Skyshaker University's inaugural classes in Bogota, Colombia. As a historian since 2016, Sky has chronicled the rise of the Latin American house and ballroom community and continues to mentor it's founding members and first generation of children.

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