Coming out of Hamburg, Germany, SO SHIFTY are a duo that super blog, DISCOBELLE called “the best new thing in 2009”, and they have continued to blow up from there. They make DANCEHALL inspired TROPICAL BASS jams with plenty of UK FUNKY/GARAGE influence. While always in the Tropical vein, they produce a wide variety of sounds and they are difficult to categorize. Here’s a fine example of why….
This free tune maxed out it’s downloads on SOUNDCLOUD, and rightly so. It’s a scorcher! Funky stabs are layed over BAILE FUNK-esque big drums that are made up of beatbox samples, and combined with a classic HIP-HOP vocal. SO SHIFTY call this a DJ TOOL, but I’m not sure why. I’m gonna lay this one in the GARAGE/GRIME and TROPICAL categories, for lack of anywhere better. Whatever, Genres are stupid and dead, and SO SHIFTY are a fine example of why that is.
Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well.