Live Review | Shapeshifter
The NZ D&B dons hit the UK...
Forget any confusion with the UK dance-pop outfit who throw in the extra s, this melee of Shapeshifter (singular), raised the roof at their sold-out-debut in Camdens Electric Ballroom on Thursday October 4.
Grounded in Drum & Bass but with defining elements of jazz, roots, soul, reggae and hip hop, this eclectic five piece are trying out Europe for size.
Acclaimed in Australasia they are now looking to repeat the trick with the release of their debut European album Solstice.
From the moment the intimidating yet ever engaging Paora Apera aka P-Digsss strode onto stage conducting the evening with his finely tuned lyrics and burley presence, Shapeshifter lived up to their antipodean reputation.
Polished, tight and non-stop, they pushed the boundaries to showcase a unique live dance music experience.
A packed and energised crowd exploded with appreciation as the track Bring Change teasingly built up to its peak and the fearsomeness of the group was personified as their D&B anthem Electric Dream erupted like a small volcanic mountain.
Check them out while you can as they play Galway on October 5 before heading to Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Amsterdam before finally hitting London again to play Cargo on October 14.