Experimental electronica/-drum’n’bass act Shapeshifter have been at the forefront of New Zealand’s electronic music scene for over two decades.
A summer live staple throughout Australasia and beyond, they’re known for their spectacular multi-sensory live set-up which sees future soul, drum’n’bass, jazz, rock and dub collide with striking visuals and the soul-charged vocals of PDigsss.
With three platinum releases, five top-ten albums and countless Tui award nominations (and wins!) to their name, it’s little wonder these festival favourites also hold court among the top-streamed New Zealand artists on Spotify.
In March 2019, the band performed a one-off special concert with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, officially reopening the formerly earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall. Christchurch natives themselves, Shapeshifter first teamed up with the orchestra on the very same stage in 2007, in a now-legendary concert immortalised on the “SHAPESHIFTER LIVE” album.
With fresh collaborations recorded with the Upbeats, their own new material ready for release and an LP with the CSO on the cards, Shapeshifter remain one of the most diverse acts in dance music.