The players in Shapeshifter created their very own heavy soul, a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummelling guitar-driven jams to horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. This genre-defying amalgamation of influences continues to draw from new source material and inspiration as Shapeshifter evolves, motivating dance floors worldwide and delivering audiences to the bleeding edge of musical possibility.
Soulstice features a much greater & more varied vocal contribution from P Digsss, who has developed into a genuine superstar. Further vocal contributions come from some of NZ's top soul vocalists, including Ladi6, KP [Sunshine Soundsystem] & Kye [Budspells]. Other featured artists include Isaac Aesili [Solaa, Opensouls] on trumpet, Warren Maxwell [Fat Freddy's Drop, Little Bushmen] on flute & Dave Wright [Solaa] on keys, while production duties were more than capably handled by Evan Short [Concord Dawn].
Rituals has served up multiple singles heard across the festival and touring circuits since the songs came to fruition in 2019. Found in You, Ritual (Under your Spell), The Roxxy, and Light Speed have been in high demand from audiences – all garnering fan praise, radio rotations and Spotify playlisting via New Music Friday, Kia Ora New Zealand, Long Live DnB and George FM playlists (amongst others)