French producer Shiba San is one the few producers who backs up his vast reserves of talent with a mysterious back story, adding a layer of depth to his alluring persona. The experienced producer toured the global underground dance music circuit for fifteen years, before finally bringing his well-rounded hip-hop and house fusion style to North America back in 2014.
Claude VonStroke welcomed Shiba San into his Dirtybird imprint began back in 2014 with his hit single “Okay,” which propelled the producer to an international audience. Working with the label ever since, Shiba San has released a large number of hits over the past few years.
His latest track with Will Clarke, “Don’t Hate Me,” reprises their yearly partnership for the annual Dirtybird BBQ compilation album. The unfussy, club oriented single has a distinct tech house influence on each of its crisp elements, ranging from the thumping drum samples to minimalist bass lines. This allows the track to achieve a fine balance between house, minimal techno and the “tech funk” sounds that Dirtybird has pioneered over the last twelve years.
The track is a part of the Dirtybird BBQ: Secret Ingredients compilation, out on May 19.