Schak: “It’s ‘the’ Sound Of The North East”

Introducing Schak

How do you introduce someone who has racked up 12 million clicks on Spotify alone?

North Shields native Schak stormed onto the scene last year with his debut single ‘Movin All Around (‘Jumpin’)’ featuring Kim English. Released on Trick, Patrick Topping’s label, the track quickly caught on.

With a who’s who on the remixes, including Skream and John Summit, Schak’s sound captured the summer. We’d have been keen to ‘introduce’ him towards the end of the last summer but it’s not been easy to track him down. He is after ‘Moving All Around’ with a busy tour schedule ahead of him.

Who are you?


Where are you from?

North Shields.

What do you sound like?


Why should we follow what you’re doing?

Because I’m asking you to. 

Which of your tracks sums you up? Why?

Moving All Around (Jumpin), because it represents where I come from. It’s the sound of the North East.

What have you got coming out in the near future?

Loads of new music!  

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

Tupac because he empowered me. 

What have you released so far? 

‘Moving All Around (‘Jumpin’)’.

How did you get into DJing/ producing, to begin with? 

I bought myself a set of decks and taught myself how to DJ. 


What are three things on your studio shopping list?

Roland Juno 60, Korg mS2000, and a grand piano.

Who or what have you sacrificed for your art?

Time and lots of sunshine.

What’s been your favourite place to play so far?

The Lofts, Newcastle.

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Where can we hear your music?


What one song would feature on the soundtrack to your life?

S Club 7 – ‘Reach For The Stars’.

What motivates you?

Every day is a chance to be a new version of myself.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I’m ambidextrous.


Complete this sentence: “At heart, I’m just a…

free spirit with limited time.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve received?

Ask and you shall receive.

Where will you be in five years’ time?

Let’s find out!

Stream Schak ft. Kim English – ‘Moving All Around (Jumpin’)‘.

Find Schak on Instagram.

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