Coming straight outta’ the middle of the country – in Alice Springs, surrounded by the ancient and devastatingly beautiful Central Australian landscape, are two best mates: Skank & Shake.
Constantly creating and collaborating on new sounds, the duo have become the much-loved heroes of NT Hip Hop in Alice, Darwin and beyond. After sharing the stage with Aussie luminaries The Hilltop Hoods, they know full well that hard work and determination are crucial elements in becoming all that they can be. After the success of Skank’s debut EP I’m Only Hugh… Man, Skank & Shake set out together to create an LP, The Long Road Ahead.
Skank & Shake decided that this form of self-expression does not have to be contained within a pre-determined structure; they unashamedly admitted that flowing into a saturated market is hard, especially when you’re in the middle of the desert. Skank & Shake agreed that in order for them to stand out, it was imperative that they didn’t fit in. Thus, a new idea was born. In April 2016, Skank & Shake released their debut work: The Long Road Ahead, Pt 1.
Producer, Shake has spent the past year studying sound production at SAE in NSW, gearing the pair up to connect with a broader national audience. The duo have completed the writing of their second album and are ready to record the second installment of ‘TLRA’ – with plans to release it in the first half of 2017.