Connor Schmitt is an electronic musician seeking to explore new territory on the fringes of experimental bass music under the alias of Shapesift.
His productions include sound delicately layered with great attention to detail and melody. These ambient constructs are underpinned by tactile percussion and fluid sub bass to form dynamic compositions that are at once organic and digital. Connor’s approach to writing is informed by a lifetime of musicianship. Before engaging with digital music production, he played bass, guitar, keys, and drums while performing and writing with several musical projects. A passion for presenting atypical soundscapes drives forward Shapesift music, which is intended to engage and entertain, but also to heal.
Shapesift hails from Philadelphia, and has planted musical roots there and in the Tri-State area where his immersive performances have been marked by clean presentation and strong narrative structure. To date the project has lent support for Rumpistol, Bogtrotter, Detox Unit, Goopsteppa, Hullabalo0, Mindex, spacegeishA and more.