Tip of the Week: Shake Aletti - Dancefloor
When I first heard the name Shake Aletti I thought he must be a young Italian-American immigrant, who went in pursuit of the American dream and found himself falling in love with the late night lights of New York New York during the disco explosion of the 70's.
But he is not. He is Steve Nicholls from Sheffield. He did however name himself after Vince Aletti, an American journalist who coined the term ‘disco’, so I had the right idea. Kind of.
He was recently signed to the Moda Music label, and if you like this kind of music you should have a listen to Jaymo & Andy George on Radio 1, who really sum up what Moda is all about. They also put on some pretty good nights if you fancy a little disco boogie.
He's currently supporting Fenech-Soler (is it just me or does that always look like the word French to you?) on their UK tour and performs live with a 3 piece band. He has also worked with our very own Introducing artist Toddla T, as well as the brilliant Roots Manuva. Man, you should actually check out that Roots Manuva link, you'll find a rather beautifully shot session featuring one of my all time favourite songs; Witness (1 Hope). Task master burst the bionic zit splitter, breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter! Seriously, do song intro's get any bigger than that!?
Anyway, back to Shake Aletti, you can have a listen to this fittingly entitled track Dancefloor, which is out on 22nd November as a double A side. The perfect Friday afternoon warm-up track for a weekend of D.I.S.C.O! If you're into that kind of thing..