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Hailing from Montreal, Shash’u has been described as an Afrofuturist b-boy and DJ. With roots in b-boying, his sound is often frenetic and upbeat – perfect for a dance battle, if you’re into that kind of thing. In honour of his recent series of club shows, Shash’u has put together a sweet little ‘rap remix pack’ Beats, Bangs &Cartridges, featuring signature reworks of some of the hottest rap tracks right now; even joining the fold in remixing Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ – though his treatment is decidedly more upbeat. Overall, it’s a certified good-time primer, so make sure you’re banging it loud. Get to know Shash’u a little better as we make small talk below.

My name is… Shash’U.

By day I… make new tracks. After chugging down a morning smoothie (yes with kale), I usually wake up with dope ideas I just gotta lay down.

By night I… do more music. My studio sessions with other artists are mostly done at night, I don’t go out that much back home anymore. I rather make dope shit.

My favourite TV show is… hard to choose! I’m into anime and stuff: Full Metal Alchemist, Baki The Grappler, X-Men (Fox ‘90s series), The Wire or even Daria.

The first album I ever bought was… Dido, No Hunter. Soft? Probably! I also bought Ice Cube’s Peace album that day, so I guess I got levels to this shit haha. But you know what? I never had an allowance before my first job, I was more familiar with dubbing tracks on tape.

The last was… Esprit – Virtua.zip. Bought it on Bandcamp. Since then, my DJ game leveled up. I get new EPs and singles through promo services for free, every week: yes.

If I wasn’t making music I would probably be… dead. So yeah, I was born for this.

I’m addicted to… bangin’ beats.

The best thing about touring is… learning and studying how people react to my music, and to share that knowledge back when I perform. Also tasting world cuisine.

My perfect gig would involve… no one stealing or losing my bottle of Hendricks…or any other of my stuff.

The first gig I went to was… the most stressful yet thrilling experience. I was DJing for a street dance battle, back in 2004. That’s the world I come from. Today my music is in every street dancer’s music player worldwide.

The most important thing on my rider is… everything. Even my Hendricks.

My hangover cure is…  a good joint, Netflix and lots of water.

My computer’s wallpaper is… J Dilla’s Turn It Up!

My favourite YouTube vid is… Ice T’s Breakin’ & Enterin’, a west coast street dance documentary. It influenced my sound. Watching it keeps me young.


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