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Recorded in The Upbeats’ studio and mixed by mastering engineer Stuart Hawkes (Amy Winehouse, Rudimental, Disclosure, Katy B), SSXUB sees these bass music brothers-in-arms unleash four bin-rattling cuts that draw on their twinned production talents.
Shapeshifter and The Upbeats solidified their in-studio bond while they were working together on the Shifter’s chart-topping, platinum-selling album Delta and, as The Upbeats’ Dylan Jones explains, their latest partnership on SSXUB has allowed them to create a set even greater than the sum of its parts.
Shapeshifter and The Upbeats’ armies of supporters will have a chance to find out what SSXUB delivers when the EP rams speakers and dancefloors. Standby to feel the combined impact of Shapeshifter multiplied by The Upbeats.
Shapeshifter have released their 5th studio album, Delta, on May 31 2013.
Delta was recorded in Berlin, Woodhill and Wellington and features 'Monarch', 'Diamond Trade', 'Gravity' plus the new single 'In Colour'.
The towering success of Christchurch-formed Shapeshifter can't be denied. Across their career they have made genre-defining appearances at Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out, Parklife plus sold-out performances across Europe. This is the fifth studio album from Shapeshifter, following the previous albums that have all achieved platinum status within New Zealand.
The five-strong lineup of PDigsss (vocals), Devin Abrams (sax/keys/synths), Sam Trevethick (guitar/synths/sampler), Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC) and Darren Mathiassen (drums) have individually called Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Kingscliff, Berlin, Queenstown and Christchurch home.