Dj Shakka has been writing, performing and producing music for over 25 years. Initially he started producing rap music in the late 80’s influenced by the emerging east coast rap scene and acts such as Run DMC, EPMD, Eric B and Rakim. Shakka comes from a long line of musicians on both sides of his family with his father being a full time lounge singer at the time of his first productions. At 14 he designed his first home recording studio and used a technique of making pause tapes to create some of his first beats, eventually adding a 909 drum machine to his arsenal. DJ Shakka, known then as “MC Bootsie” would make frequent trips to Boston recording studios to lay down vocals and recreate the beats made in his home studio.
At 21, DJ Shakka moved Florida and began focusing more on his DJing and scratching, landing a gig at Duffer’s Sports Pub. He would later meet DJ X at Duffers and they would go on to produce the first single on Xquizit Records “What We Gonna Do?”. This song, amongst others like “Why U Bumpin” and “Big Money”, would go on to become dancefloor anthems in the funky breaks scene. DJ Shakka also created the Party Wax label with Superfly Jeff which produces mainly breaks with reggae vocals including the hit “We Come Sweet”.
Today Shakka is writing new songs with a wide variety of incredibly talented artists. He’s finalizing his new album featuring a variety of styles including breaks, hip hop, r&b, funk, raggae, trap and electronic dance music. Be on the lookout for more songs from DJ Shakka and the crew in 2018 including the upcoming release of “I’ve Got Time For You” by Shakka Shawn featuring Alexandra Foster co-written and produced by AYJ. Preview Here