TRANQUILELEPHANTIZER

Tranquil ElephantizerDJ Shakra AKA Tranquil Elephantizer carved out a music path in London during the dance music counter culture explosion of the 1980’s. His introduction to House music came whilst frequenting London clubs like Spectrum, The Trip, R.I.P and underground raves, squat parties and free festivals of the era. It was during many late night after party sessions that he started honing his DJ skills.

In the fall of 1989, he was offered a gig by DJ Harvey, who at the time was hosting a Tuesday night club; ‘The Captain’s Table’ in London’s West End, Shakra went on to DJ across Europe and the US. Headlining slots followed on I-D Magazine’s World Tour, Megatripolis at Heaven and music festivals like Womad and Rennes Le Château in France.

In 1991, he joined a UK tour with The Grid and led sound system takeovers with the Sugarlump crew at Club UK and countless DIY undergrounds, along with sessions at outdoor UK mega raves like Destiny and Universe. The high point of this period being a peak hours set at the renegade ‘Sugarlump’ tent at Glastonbury Festival.

During the following decades, his original output appeared on labels such as; Wicked Records, Music For Freaks, Shaboom, Whiskey Pickle, Red Laser, Effective, Dust, Definitive, Moonshine, Deep Distraction, Secret History, Club Tools, Guerrilla, Akashic, Chill Out, Century City, Matrix, Strictly Rhythm, Language, Primal and Back to Basics.

Tranquil Elephantizer’s solo DJ/Hybrid set is highly effective in club & festival scenarios. Where appropriate, the setup can expand to include guest MC’s and live musicians from a range of recent collaborations, bringing legacy productions up to date with fresh material and always leaving plenty of space for radical improvisation.

TRANQUILELEPHANTIZER

Tranquil ElephantizerDJ Shakra AKA Tranquil Elephantizer carved out a music path in London during the dance music counter culture explosion of the 1980’s. His introduction to House music came whilst frequenting London clubs like Spectrum, The Trip, R.I.P and underground raves, squat parties and free festivals of the era. It was during many late night after party sessions that he started honing his DJ skills.

In the fall of 1989, he was offered a gig by DJ Harvey, who at the time was hosting a Tuesday night club; ‘The Captain’s Table’ in London’s West End, Shakra went on to DJ across Europe and the US. Headlining slots followed on I-D Magazine’s World Tour, Megatripolis at Heaven and music festivals like Womad and Rennes Le Château in France.

In 1991, he joined a UK tour with The Grid and led sound system takeovers with the Sugarlump crew at Club UK and countless DIY undergrounds, along with sessions at outdoor UK mega raves like Destiny and Universe. The high point of this period being a peak hours set at the renegade ‘Sugarlump’ tent at Glastonbury Festival.

During the following decades, his original output appeared on labels such as; Wicked Records, Music For Freaks, Shaboom, Whiskey Pickle, Red Laser, Effective, Dust, Definitive, Moonshine, Deep Distraction, Secret History, Club Tools, Guerrilla, Akashic, Chill Out, Century City, Matrix, Strictly Rhythm, Language, Primal and Back to Basics.

Tranquil Elephantizer’s solo DJ/Hybrid set is highly effective in club & festival scenarios. Where appropriate, the setup can expand to include guest MC’s and live musicians from a range of recent collaborations, bringing legacy productions up to date with fresh material and always leaving plenty of space for radical improvisation.

TRANQUILELEPHANTIZER

Tranquil ElephantizerDJ Shakra AKA Tranquil Elephantizer carved out a music path in London during the dance music counter culture explosion of the 1980’s. His introduction to House music came whilst frequenting London clubs like Spectrum, The Trip, R.I.P and underground raves, squat parties and free festivals of the era. It was during many late night after party sessions that he started honing his DJ skills.

In the fall of 1989, he was offered a gig by DJ Harvey, who at the time was hosting a Tuesday night club; ‘The Captain’s Table’ in London’s West End, Shakra went on to DJ across Europe and the US. Headlining slots followed on I-D Magazine’s World Tour, Megatripolis at Heaven and music festivals like Womad and Rennes Le Château in France.

In 1991, he joined a UK tour with The Grid and led sound system takeovers with the Sugarlump crew at Club UK and countless DIY undergrounds, along with sessions at outdoor UK mega raves like Destiny and Universe. The high point of this period being a peak hours set at the renegade ‘Sugarlump’ tent at Glastonbury Festival.

During the following decades, his original output appeared on labels such as; Wicked Records, Music For Freaks, Shaboom, Whiskey Pickle, Red Laser, Effective, Dust, Definitive, Moonshine, Deep Distraction, Secret History, Club Tools, Guerrilla, Akashic, Chill Out, Century City, Matrix, Strictly Rhythm, Language, Primal and Back to Basics.

Tranquil Elephantizer’s solo DJ/Hybrid set is highly effective in club & festival scenarios. Where appropriate, the setup can expand to include guest MC’s and live musicians from a range of recent collaborations, bringing legacy productions up to date with fresh material and always leaving plenty of space for radical improvisation.