Finally Ready’ is the fifth record released on the label & With long term partner Max Reich having moved on in 2017, Simon Marlin has taken the Shapeshifters helm solo, but in the studio, it has been a team effort.
The creative process starts with Simon and his right-hand man Colin Smith, before top line co-writers come on board. Ultimately Simon directs a collective of musicians, who create a symphonic backing for handpicked vocalists to take us to dancefloor paradise.
As a DJ in the 1990s, Simon Marlin was a club promoter & part of the esteemed Journeys by DJ crew, before joining Mousse T’s Peppermint Jam stable as their UK lynchpin. This led to a residency at London venue The End / AKA, which switched to a Nocturnal Groove night once that label kicked off with Lola's Theme The night ran from 2002 through til the club’s untimely closure in 2009. The Shapeshifters have also been a fixture in Ibiza for many years, with stints for the likes of Defected, Cream and Def Mix preceding the Glitterbox residency. As Finally Ready (feat. Billy Porter) demonstrates, the Shapeshifters have once again transcended the vagaries of the dance music world, always holding true to their musical beliefs and passions, remaining both relevant and in-demand.