the shifter9

THE SHIFTER9

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Born Renaud Sips on the 18th of February 1978 in Belgium, THE SHIFTER9 has been playing techno music for the past 8 years. During the five years preceding his debut behi... read more

Biography

Location: Beijing, China China
Genre: Tech House, Techno

Born Renaud Sips on the 18th of February 1978 in Belgium, THE SHIFTER9 has been playing techno music for the past 8 years.

During the five years preceding his debut behind the turntables, he was the lead singer and songwriter of the band HEADACHE, an experience that sparked in him an early interest in a music career.

He also received from a very young age a musical education from his family who introduced him to a to a wide range of musical horizons.

THE SHIFTER9, formerly THE SHAPESHIFTER, has performed at a score of functions at home, and in more than 20 cities around in China, in a total of over 70 clubs and bars, many of which were throbbing to the sound of underground techno for the very first time. Throughout 2003 and 2004 THE SHIFTER9 teamed up with Finnish DJ Dr. Green to orchestrate the Hyper Society gigs in Beijing, including STARVING DJS which recorded 1500 clubbers in one night and the in-and-outdoor PARADISIO party with a record for China of 18 DJ’s at a single event; not to mention the enlisting of the MACAPAGAL BROTHERS, Aldwin and Paul for a unique two-room event, as well as a performance by famed Dutch live act SECRET CINEMA for party organizers Morse/Goldfish/Plus.

In 2006 THE SHIFTER9 has had the privilege to officiate as resident DJ in the renowned Canton-based YES club, where he has shared decks at major events with world-famous DJ’s such as Tiesto, SCOTT BOND, GRAHAM GOLD, KEITH MCDONNELL, SMITHMONGER, DJELL, and many others.

Having played TRIBAL-FUNKY TECHNO for a few years THE SHIFTER9 started to head towards a more PROGRESSIVE approach.

Over the last two years THE SHIFTER9 has been offering more of an ELECTRO-HOUSE / TECH-HOUSE / TECHNO / MINIMAL / ACID / NEO-TRANCE blend of music, in an ever surprising and up-building style, while devoting time to his own productions as well.