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Shakinda created quite a storm in Dubai last month as he rolled in to play at Mtv Arabia's Boutique music festival. Making the front page of Time Out Dubai's nightlife section ahead of Eric Morillo and Dj Prime Cuts!
Shakinda performed on a floating stage at Festival City alongside Acid house legend JB and Dj Farha. "It was a unique experience and there was a really good vibe between crowd, music and visuals. Definitely one to repeat!"-Shakinda.
Thanks to Tom Reany and Oli Sorenson for making it possible.
Mixmag, the worlds biggest selling dance music and clubbing magazine, have ranked Yello, Shakinda's monthly residency location, at number 6 in their Best of 08 Top 10 Clubs in the UK! Coming in ahead of the Gallery at Londons Ministry of Sound, Pressure at the Arches in Glasgow and Manchesters Warehouse Project, Yello is the only Northern Irish entry in the highly prestigious poll and the only one with a resident VJ. Proving live visuals are the future and what really sets a club apart from the rest... Viva la revolution!
So congrats to Lawerance, Aaron and the whole yello team, their vision and hard work has undoubtedly helped them breakthrough to this memorable achievement..
Last weekend was a lot of fun Shakinda was over performing, jamming and giving a workshop at the excellent B Seite festival in Mannheim, Germany pics...
We are pleased to announce that 2008 will be going out with a bang, Shakinda will play Phatz festival in New Zealand, just a few days after the next planet love where Shakinda will once again go head to head with the recently re-voted world's number one dj Armin Van Buuren.
This year so far Shakinda has performed to over 80,000 people. Combined with the ongoing 1100 capacity residency at Yello, boxing night and NYE we are hopeful he will break the 100,000 barrier. Truly marking 2008 as a red letter year for Ireland's most exciting VJ.
Shakinda is proud to announce a new residency at OMGWTF Disco in association with the awesome FAUX Djs. Whites Tavern, Belfasts coolest underground scenester hangout will play host to finest eclectic, electric and slamming AV. Be there for the 5th of August Launch!
Its been busy as ever round the Shakinda studios. After qualifying for the finals of Edirol's first ever Vj Battle, Shakinda held it down at the London International Music Show to come away ranked top 9 in Europe by Edirol.
This was an awesome experience but the last few weekends have been bigger than ever, starting with a 10 hour performance on stage to 20,000 in Portrush on two 50m2 LED panels, alongside Dj talent like Fedde Le Grand, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello and Utah Saints
Then back down to Dublin the next weekend for 12,000 at Planet Love Summer Session, in a rather muddy fairyhouse. Judge Jules and Marco V were in fine form and the production in the tent was really top class.
Last weekend was the legendary Summer Madness festival in the Kings Hall in Belfast. Their Shakinda performed twice daily with Pete Kernoghan and the Summer madness band, to a crowd of over 5000. The Christian spiritual element to the festival gave shakinda an opportunity to explore some interesting themes and communicate in a very different environment from club performance.
Which totals 37000 in three weekends, this weekend its the Life Festival in Galway and next VideoARK in Berlin so the race for 50,000 in five is on...
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Just back from playing two days at the awesome Spainish Rocket festival Shakinda's relentless visual assault just keeps on coming. Now confirmed to play alongside Freddie le Grand (Put your hands up for detroit), Eric Prydz(Call on Me), Steve Angello and Utah Saints before the Chemical Brothers take the stage at the Ultimate beach party, Portrush, Ireland.
Once again Shakinda is the vj of choice when it comes to providing visuals to match the world's top Djs. Shakinda considers visually supporting the Chemical brothers a real honour and challenge; "Im hoping to take my set to the next level, knowing I'm being followed by one of the best live shows in the world"
The organisers are installing 50m led walls on either side of the stage so if you haven't caught shakinda's live motion graphics get down to the beach on the 14th of June. Tickets & more info
STOP PRESS! Vj shakinda has just been confirmed for the official start to the Spainish festival season. Rocket is set in a beautiful location and will host the finest international and Spanish talent. Coldcut will headline and with Pendulum and Evil nine there it should be a great few days in the sun.
Awesome German techno act Alter Ego will make their northern irish debut at the launch of Vibe's new sunday night party in club Milk. Vj Shakinda will be there to add some visual goodness to the dark and dirty techno, which alter ego will be mixing live on the night. May the 4th be with you...
Before all that Shakinda will be flying over to London to take part in a Vj Documentary being shot by the talented film maker James Esposito
This year Shakinda will really take South beach by storm. Holding down more bookings for this years WMC than any other european VJ, its gonna be a riot.
First up Wednesday playing as Edirol's guest at the famous Remix hotel at the National, Shakinda lines up against Fracoins K and Mark Knight on a massive 13ft plasma display!
60,000 people and the biggest names in the world Vj Shakinda returns to the ultra music festival, this time both days:
Finally after all the intensity of the maddest week in global club culture Shakinda will be appearing alongside VJ Dubussy and the Godfather of House Music Jesse Saunders in the beautiful down tempo venue, Miambient.
The rapidly becoming legendary promoters Vibe Collective will be running a truly awesmoe party this easter Monday. Shakinda recently described in the press as one of "Belfast's most successful stories" will be thorwing down in the Lavery's main room. In the girls own words:
Vibe are proud to announce the line-up for their first "Vibe: Dirty Beatz" - headliners Billy Nasty & Radioactive Man (Keith Tenniswood/Two Lone Swordsmen) hit the decks and are joined by some of Belfast's best along with London's Kristiina (Lo Motion)
Two rooms; two VJS : VJ Shakinda (whose talents & Knowledge have him heading off to the Winter Music Conference in Miami the following morning) & Christian S who did an awesome job on New Years Eve, will providing you with visual stimulation in both rooms.
There'll also be an additional 10k of sound (the bassll be passing through your small intestine by the time you leave) and the quality look and feel youve come to expect from Vibe.
Lets feckin ave it!!!!