When it comes to catering for today’s clubber, The Shapeshifters are merging a diverse range of dancefloor sounds to ensure their tracks make people get up and move.
The globetrotting duo is well-known for producing edgy house grooves, but it’s their new compilation In The House that captures the true essence of their sets.
The DJ power group, made up of Simon Marlin and Max Reich, splashed onto the scene in 2004 with their worldwide hit Lola’s Theme. This year they’ve tackled the circuit once again with the cover of Orbital’s Chime accompanied by a music video that pays homage to 20 years of acid house music.
The compilation is a three-disc blend of house-based tunes, and Marlin says the new works are all about having a good time, going out on the weekend and forgetting your worries and concerns.
It also represents where we are at as DJs at the moment, Marlin told Sydney Star Observer.
Musically, there are a few special editions we put on together. The first CD is quite deep, the second is kind of peak stuff and the third is an inspiration record which is unmixed -” it’s pretty eclectic.
Nine times out of 10 as a DJ you mainly get to play peak time sets in two hours. You’re usually following someone who has been smashing it out and you have to continue the certain tempo and vibe.
We prefer to play for five hours and over that course of time we go from one end of the spectrum to the other, and that’s what the CD is kind of all about.
The group prides itself on introducing people new to the scene, as well as working with some of the world’s leading dance vocalists -” and Australia’s other sister, Dannii Minogue.
We produced He’s The Greatest Dancer for her, Marlin said. To be honest with you it didn’t do so well -¦ I never met her. She sent us the vocals and that was it.
It wasn’t the greatest record to grace the world -“ but, you know, she’s cool.
The combination of high-octane vocals, tech-edged beats and a handful of discotheque-infused tunes is set to be the key ingredients for The Shapeshifters’ triumph -” as well as a partygoer’s recipe for ear candy.
In The House will be released on Saturday 30 August. For more information head to www.myspace.com/theshapeshifters.