Born and bred in downtown NY, Matt and Zack of Team Shadetek deal with street music on a global scale, innovating by connecting the dots between hiphop, grime, dancehall, and electronics in unexpected ways. Having lived in Berlin for two years, they tested their sound out on systems across Europe, honing it for the serious dancefloor, tune by big tune. Warm horns and ice-cold synths ride huge basslines and skittering snares.
Team Shadetek first self-released two 7"s and the 12" Swoon EP, which brought them to the attention of Warp Records who released the electronic Burnerism EP in 2004. After joining the Sound-Ink fam, Shadetek shifted into full beat maker mode, teaming up with the ruffest underground MCs from New York, London, and Kingston Jamaica to realize their sonic vision.
Featuring the massive "Brooklyn Anthem" single with 77Klash and JahDan (included on Green Lantern's Home Invasion mixtape series), Shadetek has readied their debut full-length. An army of guest MCs is enlisted to deliver the mandate, including Predator, Jammer, Baby Blak, Red Dragon, Skepta, and Ruste Juxx. Electronic beats and rhymes are cropping up planet-wide and Shadetek weaves those connections to devastating effect on "Pale Fire", available March 13th worldwide.
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