Formed in Christchurch in 1999, Shapeshifter’s brand of South Pacific jungle/drum and bass and heavy soul has become an integral part of the tapestry of our live and recorded music scene. Consistently selling gold to platinum and playing sold-out tours across the country and abroad, their influence and impact is undeniable.

During the late 90s, the jungle/drum and bass scene was one of the most interesting, credible, and vibrant dance music cultures in the world. As the decade progressed, the power of this UK-born genre’s furious breakbeat drums, thunderous bass lines and futuristic melodic and textural sensibilities became increasingly crucial to the development and evolution of New Zealand's rave and nightclub scene.

Shapeshifter - Gravity
Shapeshifter - Been Missin
Shapeshifter - In Colour (2013)
Shapeshifter - Long White Cloud
Shapeshifter in a publicity photo for Stars (2016).
Photo credit: Toaki Okano
Shapeshifter, NYE 2020.
Photo credit: Mark Russell
Shapeshifter, 2010 - L to R: P-Digsss, Devin, Nick, Sam, Johnny
Shapeshifter - Endless
Shapeshifter - Lightspeed (2020)
Shapeshifter - Diamond Trade
Shapeshifter, Matakana 2021.
Photo credit: Mark Russell
Shapeshifter - Electric Dream (2006)
Shapeshifter - Monarch
Shapeshifter - Twin Galaxies
Shapeshifter - Electronic Press Kit 2009
L to R: Sam, Nick, Devin, Darren, P-Digsss
Photo credit: Photo by Oliver Rose
Shapeshifter - Stars (2016)
Shapeshifter - Bring Change
Shapeshifter - Rituals (2021)
Shapeshifter 2005 - L to R: Redford, P-Digsss, Devin, Nick, Sam
L to R: Nick, Darren, Devin, Sam, P-Digsss
Shapeshifter - Found In You (2021)
Groove Guide, August 2004
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Shapeshifter - Her (2016)
Shapeshifter – Rituals release.
Photo credit: Mark Russell
Shapeshifter, 2021.
Photo credit: Tom Grut
Shapeshifter feat Ladi6 - When I Return
Shapeshifter - The Making of the Vampire - Part 1
L to R: P-Digsss, Nick, Sam, Devin, Redford
Shapeshifter – Stars
Shapeshifter – Rituals
Shapeshifter - The Roxxy (2021)
Shapeshifter performing ‘Stars’ on VNZMAs, November 24, 2016
Shapeshifter - The Making of the Vampire - Part 2

Redford Grenell's father is the New Zealand country music legend John Grenell.


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Sam Trevethick - guitar, keyboards, percussion

P Digsss - vocals

Nick Robinson - bass, keyboards

Dan McGruer - keyboards, synthesiser

Darren Mathiassen - drums, percussion

Johnny Hooves - drums, percussion

Devin Abrams - saxophone, synthesiser

Redford Grenell - drums, percussion

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