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Shifted

Since the birth of the last decade Shift­ed has been respon­si­ble for some of techno’s most excit­ing explo­rations. Col­lec­tive­ly, through his lat­est projects and his­to­ry in drum & bass, he has sub­con­scious­ly forged his own path with­in the field of mod­ern elec­tron­ic music. His unique yet uncom­pro­mis­ing mas­tery of sound and space, tex­ture and tonal­i­ties have posi­tioned him high in the ranks at the ever fer­tile junc­ture between Noise, Ambi­ent & con­tem­po­rary Techno. 

Found­ed in 2011, his label Avian (and exten­sions Drift­ing Over, Mira and Pacif­ic-Blue) have been described as con­sis­tent­ly cut­ting edge and some­times unclas­si­fi­able, often leav­ing behind lucra­tive areas they help build inter­est in for less­er-explored sounds’. Avian’s rep­u­ta­tion and iden­ti­ty have been shaped and rein­forced by numer­ous defin­ing out­ings from Shift­ed and fur­ther tech­no exper­i­ments by some of his most intrigu­ing contemporaries. 

By chal­leng­ing artists and push­ing them out of their com­fort zone Avian encour­ages them to take risks, explore new ter­ri­to­ries and go above and beyond the com­mon stan­dard. In 2020 Shift­ed will release his fourth album via Avian which will add anoth­er lay­er of detail to his dense and cold­ly colour­ful discography.

With dili­gent analy­sis of son­ic space guid­ed by a call­ing to explore dark­er realms Shift­ed has yield­ed spec­tac­u­lar results on a selec­tion of elec­tron­ic music’s most inno­v­a­tive labels. Through a series of ini­tial EP’s and his debut album, he show­cased his abil­i­ty to embrace a new sound with an iden­ti­ty of his own where deep explo­rations of tex­ture tan­gle with four to the floor beats.

Via his Cov­ered In Sand, Relay and Alexan­der Lewis alias­es, includ­ing his col­lab­o­ra­tive project A Mod­el Author­i­ty, his work became increas­ing­ly avant-garde with refined out­comes of his sig­na­ture sound. Shifted’s two albums on Hos­pi­tal Pro­duc­tions, one under their side label Bed Of Nails, found much acclaim for their exper­i­men­tal meth­ods and dystopi­an under­tones. In these works, he favours abstract and aton­al sounds with painstak­ing atten­tive­ness towards micro­scop­ic son­ic details.

As an artist, Shift­ed looks to the periph­ery of genre, to the fringes of scenes — to the space as yet unex­plored through his own lens. Recon­tex­tu­al­is­ing and reaf­firm­ing influ­ence with rest­less aban­don, the British musician’s work up to this point serves as a tes­ta­ment to an artist with much ground yet to cover.

As a DJ — care­ful prepa­ra­tion, patience and pres­ence of mind have paid div­i­dends over the years. Sets are razor-sharp, stream­lined affairs that eke out the same pal­pa­ble ten­sion found in the artist’s pro­duc­tion work. As com­fort­able on larg­er stages as he is in inti­mate envi­ron­ments, Shifted’s selec­tion process places the focus on tex­ture and rich tonal fin­ish, pri­ori­tis­ing con­ti­nu­ity in form and mate­r­i­al low end to gen­er­ate pow­er­ful, extend­ed per­for­mances that eschew breaks in momen­tum in favour of an explic­it­ly hyp­not­ic dynamism. 

Latest updates

Shifted on Rinse France

Shifted on Rinse France

Northern Electronics fundraiser for Ukraine

Northern Electronics fundraiser for Ukraine

New Shifted album

New Shifted album

Shifted announces new album

Shifted announces new album

Shifted C12 stream

Shifted C12 stream

Welcome Shifted

Welcome Shifted

New Shifted album coming soon...

New Shifted album coming soon...

Shifted - Too Stupid To Be Anxious EP

Shifted - Too Stupid To Be Anxious EP

Shifted features on ANGLS compilation

Shifted features on ANGLS compilation

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Hi!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for any info, availability, or requests about DJ Nobu, Donato Dozzy, Function, Kangding Ray, LF58, Marco Shuttle, Mike Parker, Neel, Peter Van Hoesen, Shifted, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Steve Bicknell, SYNC, and Wata Igarashi via the form on the right. I’ll be happy to help and get back to you as soon as I can.

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Michael

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