Shapeshifter NZ solidify their out-of-this-world status with their sixth studio album Stars, out now!
Melding a progressive bass music approach with their definitive core elements - hypnotic electronic textures, barreling backbeats and the driving vocals of P Digsss - Stars pushes their stadium-sized sound to new heights.
Recorded between their New Brighton and Auckland studios, Shapeshifter NZ spent six months writing tunes and ideas before setting down the album at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios with The Upbeats’ Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn.
“We ended up with around 100 songs – a mountain of music. Working through them, there were the standouts, songs we all felt really strongly about. We’re ecstatic with the final result and how it’s all come together,” said Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC).
That interstellar result includes a tracklisting of 11 expertly crafted tunes - tracks which travel between the summer-time anthem of lead single ‘Stars’ and the cosmic craftings of ‘Her’, to the driving dance anthem ‘Eternal’ and darker corners of ‘Ex Machina’.
It’s cohesive collection which blends their signature heavy soul and explosive drum ‘n bass sound, all the while exploring space-sized synths and electric, energetic, genre-defying avenues.
Their first album since the platinum selling Delta in 2013 – a release that also bore platinum single ‘In Colour’ - Stars marks the welcome return of one of New Zealand’s finest.