'Dutchies'- Shapeshifter Single Review
21 Feb 2010 // A review by Miss_Jukebox
Being most incredible song that you will have heard in a long time, ‘Dutchies’ is the answer to all of your musical prayers. Shapeshifter have brought out a new single from their latest album The System is a Vampire
which contains all of their finesse and artistry. From the opening hum of the song it can be felt on the back of the neck that there are no bounds for where this song is heading, with you in tow. Suddenly P Diggs sings with assurance to “hold on...” Then you are welcomed to the ride that is ‘Dutchies.’
From the exotic gypsy synths to the sanguine yet commanding lyrics, ‘Dutchies’ adds a fresh facet onto their reputed drum’n’bass rhythms. Shapeshifter seem to surpass their creativity with each release they present. ‘Dutchies’ is pure magic from start to end and will leave everyone feeling spellbound and yearning to traverse through the song, time and time again.
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Shapeshifter has been heralded as a musical phenomenon on their ground breaking live shows and unique blend of heavy soul/drum and bass. Their reputation as pioneers of modern music was built by an unique approach to electronic music which had previously been restricted to computer based studio musicians and has earned them widespread critical and commercial acclaim.
Their third studio album 'Soulstice' was released in August 2006, it entered the NZ national charts at a 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'.