New Zealand Shapeshifter – Longest Day Remix Competition

23 03 2011

A few months back, in my New Year countdown posts, I featured New Zealand Shapeshifter, now with added prefix to prevent confusion with the House act Shapeshifters (remember ‘Lola’s Theme’?)…

All time favourites of mine because of my jazz playing roots, I picked up the remix of their latest album ‘The System is a Vampire’, when it came out on Hospital last September (aptly titled ‘The System is a Remix’). Featuring Netsky, State Of Mind, The Upbeats, Logistics and Camo and Crooked to name a few, combined they created an album that I will be playing when I’m too old to be listening to drum and bass, with tracks that dare I say rivalled the originals.

Last year Shapeshifter ran a competition to remix one of their dancefloor classics ‘Longest Day‘. The winner would sit alongside the above mentioned heavyweights, to feature on an updated version of ‘The System is a Remix’. The coveted title was announced a couple of days ago and it goes to a guy by the name of Dhalism, who is a classically trained musician come university prize winning producer and DJ. An absolutely quality remix, with a synth line that really cuts it away from anything you might have expected makes this one for your collection. You can download the track and the full album from Audio Amplifier here.

The boys are back in the UK very soon at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 13th, their only UK date this year. Tickets are still available here, but they won’t be for much longer. I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be.

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