TOUR ESSENTIALS: Shash’U
Montreal based Fool’s Gold Records babe Shash’U is heading to Australia very soon for an intimate club tour! This comes after releasing a slew hot mixtapes, singles, mixes and bootlegs that have got people ravin’ over his funk flavoured club hits.
He’s also collabed with everyone from Kaytranada to A-Trak, and smashed out remixes of Drake, Giraffage and more so it’s pretty clear the Shash’U has got serious producing game. Since his unique take on power funk will be blastin’ through club speakers in a city near you very soon, we asked him to tell us what he can’t live without on tour. He’s also put the essentials into categories for your convenience, we like that about a list.
I like using Serato ’cause it lets me be creative. I like creating patterns and flips on the fly, it makes playing for a crowd more interesting than just pushing a track and chill. I’ve heard mixed reviews from audio purist about the Aiaiai tma-1 DJ headphones, but I really don’t give; I love them. They deliver the right tone and isolation for loud clubs, but I wouldn’t release a track made off them tho, they weren’t made for sound engineering.
Years ago this was given to me by a girl who had a thing for me, at that time we downloaded torrents and chilled… Let’s just say she was really happy to give me this crazy book. Today I read it for inspiration. It’s like the Bible.
The dragon ring. Gives me powers whenever I wear it, gives me blessings whenever I have to take it off, and that’s usually when I’m bangin’ drum pads.
I realized how much proper footwear is important when I started getting booked out of town four to eight times a month. Running from flights to another, to the hotel, to the venue, it’s a lot of stress on our body, especially our feet. And what’s better than a super comfortable pair of Fool’s Gold sox? In these Reebok’s? U.o.e.n.o.
The Three S’s – Shorts, Shades, Stickers
Opportunities come and go, and when you miss one ’cause you forgot to bring shorts… Trust me, it reallly sucks. I got these trunks out in Warsaw, Poland. Rare. I always have them with me now.
Always carry shades for those blazed up moments, and when things really turn up, stickers help peeps replace you in time, after their hangover.
What can I say about G-Shock watches? They’re just digi-dope ! I can change time by simply switching cities, I ain’t got to worry about jumping in water, or splashing Hendricks on them either. Fool’s Gold gave me the gold one, for my first Miami (@ FG Day Off ’14) DJ experience. Thank you.
SHASH’U AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Friday 23rd Oct
Toucan Club, Mandurah
Saturday 24th Oct
Welcome to the Valley, Perth
Sunday 25th Oct
Marco Polo, The Ivy, Sydney
Friday 30th Oct
The TBC Club, Brisbane