Shakir began producing in 1981, and worked with Detroit musicians such as Derrick May and Carl Craig for many of their early Metroplex releases. Shakir appeared under the name Sequence 10 on the Virgin Records compilation Techno: The New Dance Sound of Detroit.
While many of his peers on the Detroit scene have worked to increase their profile in Europe, Shakir never gravitated toward this scene, working more closely with the second wave of Detroit techno musicians such as Mike Banks and Claude Young. He formed the labels Frictional in 1995 and Puzzlebox in 1996, the latter with Keith Tucker.
-  discography at Discogs
- Anthony 'Shake' Shakir: Mr. Gone Is Back Again Interview at Resident Advisor
- Detroit History: Anthony Shake Shakir A brief history of Anthony Shake Shakir at Detroit Techno Militia