The Shapeshifters (UK electronic group, aka Shape:UK, and Shapeshifters)

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The Shapeshifters are Simon Marlin and Max Reich. Party people at heart, the pair met when Simon signed Max to the Down Boy record label that he worked for.

Musically, Simon found his enthusiasm for house on the dance floor in the late 80’s and early 90’s promoting nights and DJing, while Max got into production via a passion for techno honed whilst throwing illegal raves in his native city of Gothenburg.

In 2008 they found a new home at Defected Records, leaving Positiva after 4 years, and have since made their mark at the world’s leading house music label releasing ‘Chime’ – a re-work of the Orbital classic – and the ‘Young Dubs EP’ which included ‘Sideways’ and ‘Nocturnal’. The Shapeshifters currently have a host of new releases lined up for 2010. First up will be ‘Helter Skelter’ which features Steve Edwards on vocal and is due for release in May. ‘Helter Skelter’ is gaining significant pre-release momentum and recently had its first Radio 1 play on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection.

Throughout 2009, The Shapeshifters remixed Natalie Imbruglia’s latest single (‘Want’) and collaborated with Frankie Knuckles on ‘The Ones You Love’ which is out now on Nocturnal Groove. They have also recently remixed Candi Staton (‘Musical Freedom) and have mixed compiled the a digital compilation (‘Nocturnal Grooves : Vol.2 – Mixed By The Shapeshifters’) for their own Nocturnal Groove imprint.

Aside from 3 top 10 hit records ('Lola's Theme', 'Back To Basics' and 'Incredible'), a BRIT Award nomination, a bucket full of remixes and productions for the likes of George Michael, Faithless, Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Moby, the pair continue to produce the goods. They had the best selling house cut on Beatport in 2008 (‘Lola’s Theme (08 Re-Edit)’) and in 2009 delivered remixes for Empire Of The Sun (‘We Are The People’) and Kleerup feat. Titiyo (‘Longing For Lullabies’).

Their critically acclaimed ‘The Shapeshifters - 'In the House'’ DJ mix compilation was another success in an already impressive portfolio and this year The Shapeshifters have also be mixed the ‘Summerdayze’ compilation to coincide with their recent Australian tour in January 2010.

Throughout 2010, The Shapeshifters will hold DJ residencies for Defected @ Pacha (Ibiza – Summer 2010) and at Mansion (Miami – USA) as well as their long running party hang ‘Nocturnal’, which runs alongside their own Nocturnal Groove label. They will also been continue their extensive worldwide tour schedule playing shows from Australia to Canada, Europe and South America to the Far East and everywhere else in between.

Annotation last modified on 2010-04-10 10:33 UTC.



2006Sound AdviceThe Shapeshifters3
2006SensitivityThe Shapeshifters1
2022Let LooseThe Shapeshifters1
2022Let Loose:DeluxeThe Shapeshifters1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

2004Shapeshifters Present House GroovesThe Shapeshifters1
2005Shapeshifters Present House Grooves, Volume 2The Shapeshifters1
2008In the HouseThe Shapeshifters1
2009Nocturnal Grooves, Volume 1: Mixed by the ShapeshiftersThe Shapeshifters1


2004Lola’s ThemeThe Shapeshifters1
2004Lola’s ThemeThe Shapeshifters9
2005Back to BasicsThe Shapeshifters3
2006IncredibleThe Shapeshifters2
2006SensitivityThe Shapeshifters & Chic5
2006If in Doubt Go OutThe Shapeshifters1
2007PusherThe Shapeshifters2
2007New DayThe Shapeshifters2
2008ChimeThe Shapeshifters1
2009The Ones You LoveThe Shapeshifters1
2010Helter SkelterThe Shapeshifters2
2010She FreaksThe Shapeshifters2
2011The Ones You Love (DJ Meme remix)Frankie Knuckles & The Shapeshifters1
2019Life Is a DancefloorThe Shapeshifters feat. Kimberly Davis2
2020Second ChanceThe Shapeshifters feat. Kimberly Davis3
2020Finally ReadyThe Shapeshifters feat. Billy Porter1
2020Finally Ready (Remixes)The Shapeshifters feat. Billy Porter1
2021You Ain't LoveThe Shapeshifters feat. Teni Tinks1
2022Bring on the RainThe Shapeshifters feat. Joss Stone1
2023Lola’s Theme (VIP)The Shapeshifters1


2004Lola’s ThemeThe Shapeshifters1
2008Treadstone EPThe Shapeshifters1
2009Young Dubs EPThe Shapeshifters1
2017Lola’s Theme RecutThe Shapeshifters3
2021Finally Ready (The Shapeshifters & Dimitri From Paris Remixes)The Shapeshifters feat. Billy Porter1

EP + Remix

2013Analogue to Digital & Back AgainThe Shapeshifters1
2023Let Loose: Deluxe SamplerThe Shapeshifters1

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