Drum & Bass Collective Shapeshifter announce new Album
Platinum selling New Zealand drum & bass collective Shapeshifter have announced their brand new album Stars, released on November 4th. To celebrate the announcement, Shapeshifter have released the video for the album’s lead single and title track.
‘Stars’ premiered with Stoney Roads who said, “Focusing on the live energy the group exude and the hard work that goes into producing a stadium sized show – the visuals do an exceptional job at providing a perfect foil for the new single. Etheral electronic textures atop barrelling breakbeats and a crunching sub-bass contrast beautifully with the angelic tones of PDgisss.”
Now with new album Stars, Shapeshifter look set to cement themselves worldwide as one of most important electronic bands today. The title-track glistens with synths and punchy beats reminiscent to Rudimental, while things are directed into a deeper liquid tip with the rolling ‘Blazer’, which nods to the likes of Nu:Tone or London Elektricity.
‘Eternal’ takes things up a gear with huge euphoric builds, ready made to set fire to arenas which the band are already conquering in their homeland. ‘So Long’ meanwhile goes deep into the jungle, nodding to the founding fathers of Roni Size or LTJ Bukem, where they take their inspiration.
Stars crosses as many genres as the band do time zones. The songs are bursting with huge choruses that have won them fans across the world, while also pulling together far reaching influences from disco, funk, reggae and beyond.
For further information visit http://www.shapeshifter.co.nz/