Shash'U

“I never say no to a challenge, give me a chance to rock a beat, I'll drive it like Bruce Lee in a DeLorean.”

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Label: Fool's Gold

Shash'U DJ setup with 

Roland DJ-808

Roland DJ-808

Rane SL4

Rane SL4

Shash'U

Montreal has proven fertile ground for beatmakers of the 2010s. In just a few years, its network of experimental producers has emerged from the underground into the fore of hip hop's global consciousness. (Think Kaytranada, Lunice and Tommy Kruise to name the obvious).

For more than a decade Shash’U has been at the heart of that scene. Making people move with his offbeat, G-funk-inspired bass music, or as he calls it, PWRFNK (short for Power Funk). Originally from Montreal, Shash'U came up both competing and DJing in professional dance battles, a world he says enabled him to "understand what makes people move in a certain way". He is signed to Fool's Gold Records, and has DJ'd for Boiler Room, Low End Theory and Brownswood Recordings among countless other cities worldwide.

Performance video

We recently called on Shash'U to flex his superior DJing and production skills on the new Roland DJ-808. Watch him show how the Roland DJ-808 is more than just a controller.

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