Internationally acclaimed live soul drum n bass. Shapeshifter frenzy every dance floor.


New Zealand’s best live act is an extraordinary spectacle you can’t miss.

Shapeshifter have been heralded as a musical phenomenon for their ground breaking live shows, and have received widespread critical and commercial acclaim for their recorded work. Their reputation as pioneers of modern music was built by a unique approach to electronic music, creating live what had previously been restricted to computer based studio musicians.

Their latest album Soulstice was released in August 2006, it entered the NZ national charts at remarkable Number 4 and spent over 2 months in the New Zealand top 20, they also reached number 1 on the independent charts. In 2006 they were awarded a phenomenal 3 awards at the New Zealand bnet music awards for Best Live Act, Song of the Year for “Bring Change” and Album of the Year for Soulstice.

Soulstice obtained Gold sales status in New Zealand in 3 weeks. It has a star line up featuring Shapeshifter’s artistic talents and features vocals from some of New Zealand’s top artists. September 2006 saw Shapeshifter tour throughout Aotearoa spreading their acclaimed drum and bass soul styles. In cutting-edge Shapeshifter fashion, they performed with leading orchestras in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch creating a revolutionary experience and selling out their shows weeks in advance.

Early 2007 saw Shapeshifter release Soulstice in Australia and the first run of albums were sold out in 5 days. They headlined the Hothouse Stage at the 2007 Big Day Out Australian tour and were handpicked by Tool to support them in Melbourne to a massive sold out audience of 15,000.

2001 saw the release of their debut LP Realtime, highlights included a collaboration with sublime vocalist Ladi6, on the track 'Move With Me'. Realtime was awarded the Best Electronic Release at the 2002 bnet NZ music awards, and was also nominated at the RIANZ NZ music awards for 'Best Electronic Album'. The track 'Tapestry' became the No.1 most played track on the Alternative Radio Airplay charts for 2001, and was also nominated for 'Best Song' at the 2002 bnet awards.

Their second release Riddim Wise LP gained gold sales status and is only the second independently distributed Drum’n’Bass album in the world to do so. The hits “Long White Cloud”, “Been Missin” and “When I Return” feature the voices of some of New Zealand’s top soul vocalists – Joe Dukie, P-digsss and Ladi6 respectively. The album has subsequently spent many weeks at number 1 on the independent album sales charts. They won ”Best Electronic Video” for “Long White Cloud” at the 2005 Juice TV Music Awards.


Full Length Albums:
Real Time
Riddim Wise LP
The SYstem Is A Vampire

Set List

Shapeshifter perform a high energy set for between 1 - 2 hours of original music.