Over a year ago, the Shapeshifters stormed onto the scene with their debut single "Lola's Theme." It went on to become one of the great anthems of 2004. Now, a year later, they are back with another amazing follow-up, "Back To Basics." This has a great disco house sound infused with beautiful soulful vocals that is guaranteed to be another floorfiller. I think at the moment this is more of a club record but it is quickly making its way into the mixshows and should be followed shortly by on-air rotation. The mixes are brilliant and are armed with some real arsenal potential. The Radio and Original Extended Mix are more your soul disco house sound and use the vocal the best. The Beginerz Remix goes a bit darker and more underground, while the best mix of the bunch is probably the Steve Lawler's Return To Rehab Mix which picks up the tempo and throws in a killer beat; some of the synth stabs will remind you of Puretone's "Addicted To Bass."
The Antoine Clamaran Mix takes it more on a filter tweak house trip and cleverly uses the vocals when needed. The Nocturnal Mix is another soul house mix that makes great use of the vocal and should at the very least give you another option to play with. The Shapeshifters did no wrong with this spectacular followup to "Lola's Theme," but we all know how hard it is to follow up an anthem. It could turn your best success into your worst enemy. But it remains to be seen how this second single will do. Keep a close eye out.