by Kyle Taylor |
Fresh out of the oven we’ve got two funky new tunes from neighbor producers Opiuo (Austrailia) and Shapeshifter (New Zealand). The Slug A Bug EP features both the EP’s title track, as well as an equally funky follow-up: “Warehouse Be Like”. Unfamiliar with Shapeshifter, I wandered back through his soundcloud a bit only to find that he was a delightfully exceptional fit to work with Opiuo- not that the two needed my approval.
For those coming from the same angle, unfamiliar with Shapeshifter, you will notice that the spastic Opiuo future funk sound is splattered all over both of these tracks. It may even sound resoundingly dominant, but believe me when I say the contribution of both artists is definitively equal here. After familiarizing oneself with Shapeshifter’s music, revisiting these two new tunes will reveal an apparent ever-present hand from the New Zealand artist from the EP’s start to finish.
The release further comes with an intriguing and certainly commendable stop-motion music video by Kit Bennett and Round 3. Check out the video and download both tracks FREE below!