Anthony Shakir, best known as Shake, has played a significant role in the development of Detroit techno, and as such is a genuine originator of the form. This place in techno history is traced through his production on many crucial records, and his role at Metroplex in its early phases, running A&R and label management, and on his own legendary label - Frictional. Being both a believer in the redemptive power of techno and a sonic iconoclast, he consistently refuses to dilute his sound and remains committed to hard, stripped-down, yet eminently funky Detroit grooves.