he Shapeshifter is back and is full refilled!!
Renaud Sips, known under the artist names The Shifter9 and The Shapeshifter, has been Dj'ing for the past 10 years (1998-2008) and has been involved with music making in general for 15 years.
He had the chance to receive a wide-ranging musical education from a very early age, and made his musical debut in Belgium, his homeland, as the lead singer and songwriter of the band Headache, prior to which he had become a proficient bass guitar and percussion player.
His early days behind the decks were strongly influenced by the Chicago scene of that time,as well as that of his own country and by artists such as Dj Rush and Dave Clarke.
His focus then progressively moved to the more hypnotic sounds of producers like Luke Slater or Ken Ishii.
In 2003 he and Finnish psychedelic trance scene veteran Dr. Green founded Hyper Society in the Chinese capital,and rocked the city with their parties.
Among other events they were behind Paradisio, at which no less than 18 Dj's played all day and night in- and outdoors, and Starving Dj's, which attracted a record 1500 clubbers with a line-up made of local talents only.
From his arrival to the middle kingdom in 1998 to these days, Renaud has been an early witness of the evolution of the Chinese dance scene.