The Shapeshifters
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Let Loose

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Across the latest and long-awaited studio album Let Loose, his first LP since 2006, The Shapeshifters pledges rhythmic allegiance to the golden era disco records and their spellbinding qualities; embracing the tension often found between tradition and future to craft a euphoric, certifiable body of work presented to the devoted audience he garners.

The Shapeshifters exemplifies a flourishing scene, one that is now engaging an ever-younger fan base. With Marlin and Glitterbox at the heart of the modern disco sound, it’s easy to see why The Shapeshifters are more in demand in the clubs than ever. Their relationship sees not only an unrelenting mutual respect of dance music’s rich history but the inclusivity and enduring liberation that is rooted within it.

The twelve-track album is illuminated with vocal collaborations including the recently released and debut collaboration with the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning Billy Porter, ‘Finally Ready’ and ‘Life Is A Dancefloor’ featuring CHIC’s Kimberly Davis - both were playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

The album’s “The One That Got Away” also features London-born multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Obi Franky who has recently joined The Shapeshifters on tour with impeccable summer performances at Glitterbox @ Hï, Café Mambo On Tour at Castle Howard, Defected Croatia and Brixton Disco Festival.

Covid inevitably slowed down the completion of Let Loose, which begun back in 2020 with Simon and his right-hand man and multi-instrumentalist Colin Smith heading Stateside with rough instrumental demos to start writing sessions on the LP, aided and abetted by one of Simon’s co-writers, New York based Audrey Martells.

“The initial idea was to go to Brooklyn, hire a loft, immerse myself, be around great musicians. And we did it, but the plan to go back and record and mix in New York couldn't happen. There were sessions in between lockdown lifting, with various COVID restrictions, it was all very confusing. The whole process lasted two years.”

Layers of rushing strings, flares of brass and hedonistic grooves provide refreshing dancefloor power dynamics and deliver a liberating, triumphant and inherently uplifting record.

“This recording would not have been possible without the incredible talent and musicianship of so many other people. It is a collective effort on so many fronts and I have been truly blessed to have so many amazing and creative people around me, I thank each and every one of you for your energy and love for what you do.”

Taking an impeccably smooth course through disco-infused house, The Shapeshifters continue the rich relationship with Glitterbox and its record label; one that has yielded instant classics such as ‘Try My Love’ featuring Teni Tinks; undoubtably hailed as the Glitterbox anthem that epitomises the label’s ethos for preserving disco’s mission to uplift and empower.

Cat No: DGLIB25LP
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£5.04
Europe
£11.18
Rest Of The World
£14.27
Returns

If for any reason we fail to meet your expectations, you may return or exchange your items within 28 days of receipt of your order.

Please ensure the goods are returned as new with sales tags and packaging.

We, unfortunately, do not accept returns on any of our vinyl records or poster prints. This is due to return shipping cost and to avoid damages on the return trip, along with a couple of quality control reasons. We are also unable to accept returns for Facemasks, Swimwear, Underwear or Unitards. Thank you for your understanding.

We offer free returns on any garments that are defective, but not for change of mind or exchange of size/colour. If you qualify for a free return, these costs will be reimbursed to you, directly to your account. Please ensure you include a receipt for standard tracked postage costs with your return.

Returns can take up to 7 working days* to process.

RETURN ADDRESS

Please return the order* to the address below, including a copy your order form and a brief note detailing the exchange or refund required.

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Unit 4, Canbury Business Park 
Elm Crescent 
Kingston Upon Thames 
KT2 6HJ 
United Kingdom

The Shapeshifters
Ausverkauft

Let Loose

€46,95

Across the latest and long-awaited studio album Let Loose, his first LP since 2006, The Shapeshifters pledges rhythmic allegiance to the golden era disco records and their spellbinding qualities; embracing the tension often found between tradition and future to craft a euphoric, certifiable body of work presented to the devoted audience he garners.

The Shapeshifters exemplifies a flourishing scene, one that is now engaging an ever-younger fan base. With Marlin and Glitterbox at the heart of the modern disco sound, it’s easy to see why The Shapeshifters are more in demand in the clubs than ever. Their relationship sees not only an unrelenting mutual respect of dance music’s rich history but the inclusivity and enduring liberation that is rooted within it.

The twelve-track album is illuminated with vocal collaborations including the recently released and debut collaboration with the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning Billy Porter, ‘Finally Ready’ and ‘Life Is A Dancefloor’ featuring CHIC’s Kimberly Davis - both were playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

The album’s “The One That Got Away” also features London-born multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Obi Franky who has recently joined The Shapeshifters on tour with impeccable summer performances at Glitterbox @ Hï, Café Mambo On Tour at Castle Howard, Defected Croatia and Brixton Disco Festival.

Covid inevitably slowed down the completion of Let Loose, which begun back in 2020 with Simon and his right-hand man and multi-instrumentalist Colin Smith heading Stateside with rough instrumental demos to start writing sessions on the LP, aided and abetted by one of Simon’s co-writers, New York based Audrey Martells.

“The initial idea was to go to Brooklyn, hire a loft, immerse myself, be around great musicians. And we did it, but the plan to go back and record and mix in New York couldn't happen. There were sessions in between lockdown lifting, with various COVID restrictions, it was all very confusing. The whole process lasted two years.”

Layers of rushing strings, flares of brass and hedonistic grooves provide refreshing dancefloor power dynamics and deliver a liberating, triumphant and inherently uplifting record.

“This recording would not have been possible without the incredible talent and musicianship of so many other people. It is a collective effort on so many fronts and I have been truly blessed to have so many amazing and creative people around me, I thank each and every one of you for your energy and love for what you do.”

Taking an impeccably smooth course through disco-infused house, The Shapeshifters continue the rich relationship with Glitterbox and its record label; one that has yielded instant classics such as ‘Try My Love’ featuring Teni Tinks; undoubtably hailed as the Glitterbox anthem that epitomises the label’s ethos for preserving disco’s mission to uplift and empower.

Cat No: DGLIB25LP
Shipping

Shipping cost is dependent on your country and the weight of the items in your order.

Region From
UK
£5.04
Europe
£11.18
Rest Of The World
£14.27
Returns

If for any reason we fail to meet your expectations, you may return or exchange your items within 28 days of receipt of your order.

Please ensure the goods are returned as new with sales tags and packaging.

We, unfortunately, do not accept returns on any of our vinyl records or poster prints. This is due to return shipping cost and to avoid damages on the return trip, along with a couple of quality control reasons. We are also unable to accept returns for Facemasks, Swimwear, Underwear or Unitards. Thank you for your understanding.

We offer free returns on any garments that are defective, but not for change of mind or exchange of size/colour. If you qualify for a free return, these costs will be reimbursed to you, directly to your account. Please ensure you include a receipt for standard tracked postage costs with your return.

Returns can take up to 7 working days* to process.

RETURN ADDRESS

Please return the order* to the address below, including a copy your order form and a brief note detailing the exchange or refund required.

DStore Returns
Unit 4, Canbury Business Park 
Elm Crescent 
Kingston Upon Thames 
KT2 6HJ 
United Kingdom