Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter have been heralded as a musical phenomenon for their ground breaking live shows, and have received widespread critical and commercial acclaim for their recorded work.

Their latest album ‘Soulstice’ entered the NZ national charts at remarkable #4, and they spent over 2 months in the top 20, also reaching #1 on the independent charts. In 2006 they were awarded the New Zealand bnet music award for Best Live Act, Song of the Year for ‘Bring Change’ and Album of the Year for ‘Soulstice’.

Shapeshifter are New Zealand’s top drum and bass band and favourite live act. They’ve toured Australia for the Big Day Out, and were even selected as the support band for heavy metal band Tool at their Melbourne sideshow.

The band’s sound has evolved to transcend genre definition, taking elements from jazz, latin, reggae, soul, rock, hip hop and electronica, and blending it all live in a truly diverse and overwhelming dancefloor experience.


Beyond button-pushing: Doing dance music live3

Beyond button-pushing: Doing dance music live

By Drum Bass 28th Sep, 2012

New Zealand crew Shapeshifter is one of dance music's most powerful live acts. In this Guest Editorial for inthemix, they unpack their on-stage alchemy.

Sonic Animation, Blondie & more for Homebake 20125

Sonic Animation, Blondie & more for Homebake 2012

By Jack Tregoning 30th Jul, 2012

For its ‘Global Edition’ this December, Homebake is returning to Sydney’s The Domain with an international drawcard in the headline spot.

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Shine On set times

By Katie Cunningham 17th Nov, 2011

Shine On festival, going down in the Victorian bush this weekend, has announced its set times.

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Shapeshifter @ The Metro, Sydney (5/11/2011)

By Jacob Joseph 8th Nov, 2011

No stranger to The Metro, Shapeshifter returned with a bang to finish off their Australian album tour.

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Shapeshifter: The fire is blazing

By Jack Tregoning 26th Oct, 2011

It only takes one encounter with Shapeshifter live to be converted.

Shine On Festival line-up fills out1

Shine On Festival line-up fills out

By Jack Tregoning 30th Sep, 2011

Things just keep getting better at Shine On, with the festival adding plenty of extra incentive to make the road-trip in 2011.

Shapeshifter hit the road in Spring1

Shapeshifter hit the road in Spring

By Jack Tregoning 19th Sep, 2011

You’re always guaranteed a momentous show from Shapeshifter, and the Kiwi collective is back here in Spring.

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Shapeshifter @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney (13/06/10)

By Holz Markt 17th Jun, 2010

It was a long time coming, but the 'launch' party for the 'new' Shapeshifter album left no one in the sold-out Metro in any doubt – these guys are still the shit.

Shapeshifter @ HQ, Adelaide (10/06/2010)11

Shapeshifter @ HQ, Adelaide (10/06/2010)

By Alice Barnett 16th Jun, 2010

Some slower, soulful tracks like Lifetime and the beautiful Twin Galaxies really highlighted the walking juxtaposition that is vocalist PDiggsss. That juxtaposition being between what he looks like (erm, a little bit scary) and what he sounds like..

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Shapeshifter - Dutchies

By Dave Ruby Howe 2nd Jun, 2010

'The System Is A Vampire' saw the five-piece Shapeshifter pushing for a ‘live’ energy in the studio, and tracks like 'Dutchies' explode from your speakers.

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Shapeshifter - The System Is A Vampire

By Holz Markt 27th Apr, 2010

Far from sucking the life out of you, Shapeshifter's latest metamorphosis continues to surprise.

Shapeshifter bring the drum 'n bass heat around Australia10

Shapeshifter bring the drum 'n bass heat around Australia

By Jack Tregoning 15th Apr, 2010

With a stack of new roof-raisers in the arsenal thanks to forthcoming album 'The System Is A Vampire', Shapeshifter cross the Tasman in winter for an overdue tour.

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jamwildway jamwildway said on Tue 31st Jul, 2012
"Best line up in years, finally a worthy headliner"
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Memoranda Memoranda said on Thu 17th Nov, 2011
""the hottest thing to happen in the Victorian bushland si..."
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cutpaste cutpaste said on Thu 8th Dec, 2011
"Dang, wish I went to this gig"
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aritz aritz said on Wed 26th Oct, 2011
"What do you think? Post your comment..."
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Dexter Ramone Dexter Ramone said on Fri 30th Sep, 2011
"Solid as"