Meet 070 Shake the voice behind Swedish House Mafia’s song of summer

By Doris Daga
070 Shake

Photo: Dana Boulos & Vincent Giovinazzo

With a once-in-a-lifetime voice and a poet’s soul, 070 Shake was destined to, well, shake things up

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Vintage cyber dot bodysuit. Jean Paul Gaultier. Artifact NY. Vintage leather samurai harness. Comme des Garçons. Artifact NY. Button panel jean, €675. Y/Project. Photo: Dana Boulos & Vincent Giovinazzo

With a feature on the Swedish House Mafia’s song of summer and a new album cooking in the lab, we’re finally on Shake’s frequency...

There is a girl with a double helix tattooed on her right temple and her New Jersey area code on her left with a voice so distinctive, you know it is hers within a moment of hearing it. As soon as I heard it, I knew the world would have to pay attention.

070 Shake, the Dominican New Jersey native and habitual nomad, is a music enigma. With her debut album Modus Vivendi released in January 2020, her shows were some of the last of the pre-pandemic world. Setting the tone for a devastating year, we found solace in the sadness of her voice and her 80s-influenced trap beats.

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070 Shake creating her world on the chalkboard. Photo: Dana Boulos & Vincent Giovinazzo