Common Ground is proud to welcome, Shur-I-Kan, from Freerange Recordings.
Shur-i-kan’s trademark blend of musicality with cutting edge electronic production has been turning heads and gaining fans for a number of years now.
An accomplished keyboard player Tom cut his teeth working in various bands in London and to this day is still a long time member of improvisional dance super group The Bays. As a producer however, Shur-I-kan was first discovered by legendary DJ Tom Middleton (Jedi Knights, Global Communication), who released the debut track “Niomi’s Dream” on the seminal Jedi’s Night Out compilation for Mixmag.
Shur-i-kan has been a long time and key contributor to Jimpsters’ Freerange Records label (voted Best British Label 2007 by DJ Mag readers) – a relationship that started with the jazz influenced “Advance” (2001), and the more dance orientated follow-up album “Waypoints” (2004) and continues with a string of classic house EP’s that include “Living Inside”, “I Want It”, “Special Powers”, “Future Fantasy” and “Letting You Down”.
Representing the deeper side of house, Shur-I-kan’s distinctive acclaimed productions are in heavy demand having remixed the likes of Akabu, Trackheadz, Miguel Migs, Fred Everything and Motorcity Soul amoungst others. Ever difficult to pigeon hole Shur-I-kan has ventured into techier territory with his much lauded Berlin Rising EP on Defected imprint Physical Graffiti and recent releases on Urban Torque and Winding Road Records. He is also known for his numerous collaborations with Glasgow house kingpin Milton Jackson.
Considered amongst the top of the new wave of deep tech house producers/djs, Shur-I-kan fans include the likes of Ben Watt, Funk D’ Void, Laurent Garnier and Spirit Catcher. Shur-i-kan has been buillt a reputation as an exciting and formidable international DJ bringing his distinctive musical but jackin’ sound to crowds as far flung as Tokyo, Dubai, Moscow and Chicago.
Some words from Fred Everything on Shur-I-Kan’s upcoming release on Lazy Days Recordings
For our first release of 2014, Tom Szirtes aka Shur-I-Kan makes a welcome return to Lazy Days with his 4th EP for the label. “Won’t Love, Can’t Love” opens up the EP with a sure shot 90’s influenced number. Blue Giraffe introduces some classical elements to an already rich musical landscape while the London soul influenced “Away” (un)finishes the EP in pure Shur-I-Kan tradition.
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