Spearheaded by dance music legend Shir Khan, Berlin label Exploited is pleased to announce ‘Shir Khan Presents: Dancing & Romancing’, a compilation album featuring some of the best music over the last five years from the label’s most exciting artists. Since forming in 2007, Exploited have gone on to break a plethora of emerging talent to the electronic world and beyond. Turning Claptone from an unknown artist into one of the biggest names in the dance arena, Khan’s talent as an A&R and his keen ear for cutting edge music has resulted in a formidable back catalogue featuring the likes of Julio Bashmore, Metronomy and Fort Romeau.
Striving to highlight that dance music is no longer reserved simply for the clubs, but has just as much merit on a home stereo system, ‘Dancing & Romancing’ truly showcases the label’s diverse roster and depth of talent. Mammoth deep house dance-floor fillers such as Claptone’s ‘No Eyes’ and Mike Dunn’s ‘Let’s Get To It’ sit alongside progressive, forward-thinking tracks such as Light Year’s ‘Never Know’ and Sirens Of Lesbos’ ‘7 Years In Tibet’. The project also features fan favourites such as Adana Twins’ ‘Strange’ and Dr Dru’s ‘Voice Of Doctor’, but doesn’t rely on them to make the compilation an instant classic.
Shir Khan Presents: Dancing & Romancing
Firmly cemented as one of the key tastemakers in the dance world, Shir Khan’s previous two compilations, ‘Maximize!’ and ‘Shir Khan Presents Exploited’, were featured as ‘Compilation of the month’ in Mixmag, DJ Mag and IDJ, and were stocked in a number of stores across the UK and worldwide including Urban Outfitters, HMV and Rough Trade. ‘Dancing & Romancing’ will be released as a double CD and triple vinyl – with many label classics appearing for the first time on wax – and is essential listening for everyone from the most esteemed patrons of dance music to the complete electro novices.