On January 13, Shash'U released his first EP Thru Da Night as part of Fool's Gold repertoire. This critically-acclaimed EP was very well received by websites such as Complex Magazine, Do Androids Dance and Hypetrak. His tracks have been on heavy rotation on BBC 1 and BBC 1Xtra (MistaJam and Annie Nightingale), and the EP has earned praise from internationally renown DJs such as Kaytranada, 20Syl and Esta. The prince of Power Funk now returns with a second project only two months later.
A more substantial release, Shash’U fully assumes his funk-retro-futuristic sound for which he is known. PWRFNK (Silence d’or in Canada/ Fool’s Gold Records outside Canada) offers 9 tracks that juxtapose key elements of his signature sound including his cinematic synth melodies and futuristic, hip-hop/funk flavored electro drums. Both EPs will be collected on a limited-edition colored vinyl featuring sleeve art by acclaimed comic book illustrator Ron Wimberly. PWRFNK will be available globally on March 31st, 2015 and is available to pre-order now.
Stream and share the first single, PXXXY, via The Fader. A second song, Workout, Pt. 1, will premiere tonight on MistaJam's BBC1/BBC1 Extra show.
Shash'U will launch PWRFNK at Le Cercle in Quebec City on April 3rd, alongside DJs Karim Ouellet and King Abid. He will also showcase performances by label mates Rymz and FRSHMKRS. A second launch show will take place at Le Belmont in Montreal on April 4th, where he will be joined by the co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records Nick Catchdubs as well as Montreal's own DJ duo Toastdawg x Ephiks and label mates Rymz and FRSHMKRS.
While preparing the international release of the PWRFNK album, Shash'U will be stopping by SXSW for three performances. He will be taking part in the special edition of the SXSW Boiler Room (03/18) with Kaytranada, and will participate in Fool's Gold showcase (03/20) as well as the Super Party – Mad Decent, Check YoPonytail and Fool’s Gold (03/21). He will also swing by Miami during the popular Music Week to perform on March 27, 2015.