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Shir Khan

Berlin, Germany


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Berlin’s Shir Khan is a tastemaker for sure and someone very good at spotting hot talent early on. Last year has seen him hosting key-players in his weekly radioshow on Fritz such as Soul Clap, Gold Panda, Azari&III, Seiji, Tensnake, Drums of Death, Siriusmo, Aeroplane, Andre Crom&Martin Dawson, David Keno, JR Seaton, J.Phlip, Joao Brasil and many more.

Whatever Shir Khan touched in 2010 seemed to go right. His remix for Munk’s track “La Musica” on “Gomma” was featured in Karl Lagerfelds first short-movie “Remember Now”, his remix for Joyce Muniz’s “Party over here, Party over there” was Electro-Single of the month in DJMag, his remix for Malente&Dex’s Habibi went No.1 in the German Club Charts and his current remix for James Yuill’s “Crying for Hollywood” out on Moshi Moshi is even liked by the cats from Crosstown Rebels.

As a DJ he currently plays a pushing house-driven sound but still eclectic – always with those little excitements inbetween. He has played all over the place and is still making people go nuts with his extraordinary DJ-style. From Festivals, to Big Rooms, Underground Raves and Hipster Parties, to his own Exploited Nights, Time to Jack&Berlin Battery events – it’s all there.

His label Exploited Records has been releasing monthly tracks from the ones of Homework, Consistent, Joyce Muniz ect. that were constantly on heavy rotation with global players such as Wolf&Lamb+Soul Clap, Jesse Rose, Azari&III, Laurent Garnier, Brodinski or Untold.

Expect more fire from Shir Khan this year.

Check out the SHIR KHAN’s EXPLOITED REC Podcast on Soundcloud here:




XLR8R: “SHIR KHAN is one of Berlin’s hardest working and most entertaining DJs in any of the dozen genres he plays in.”

PITCHFORKMEDIA: “It’s like everything good that’s happening in dance culture right this second.”



“Musical hybrids are truly the flavour of today, but few have managed to capture the atmosphere of an unpredictable, mashed up DJ set on CD – until now. Shir Khan’s mix bottles the zeitgeist’s giddy thrills with plenty of style and substance.” (DJ-Mag)

“With tracks by Adam Sky, Siriusmo and a whole host of other genius artists, into the Exploited melting pot go snake charmers and African tribesmen along with a strong dose of all things electro. Deliciously disjointed, this album proceeds to confuse and amaze, seamlessly cycling through jazz saxophones and bangra, never stopping the addictive beats and basslines. Get ready to feel used to enjoy exploitation.” (Clash)

“Electro, eastern beats and quirky grooves both mixed and DJ-friendly. In fact, it’s the only thing you need to bring to your next BBQ Dj gig, even if it’s only really your turn to bring the charcoal. Sizzling!” (Mixmag)

“Engaging, riveting and diverse – it’s a compilation Shir Khan can definetly be proud of.” (Datatransmission)

“Shir Khan must be applauded, for both his ear, his vision and dexterity.” (Altsounds)

“Designed to be a microcosm of a night out.” (4or the Record)

EXPLOITED is constantly mutating, reverberating with a thousand ideas per minute. You will hear: dense, fast-flowing electro-tinged hiphop, distorted, overdriven P-Funk-esque basslines, spaced-out spangly synths, what sounds like a ravey ‘Air on a G String’ and a funked-up take on Soho’s late 80s pop hit ‘Hippychick’. Not to mention lascivious sluttery meets Thai wailing, minimal, old-skool ravey techno, Mr Skruff-style trouser jazz, gruff ragga chat, wobbly monster basslines, tabla-and-flute excursions. Wildly eclectic and joyously funky, it will reassure you that, thank God, not everything’s gone Pete Tong.” (Bearded Magazine)

“Es ist doch beruhigend, dass es auch von Berlin aus möglich scheint, im internationalen Urban-Freestyle-Alarm eine der lauteren Sirenen zu werden.” (De-bug)