2009 finds The Shift back and better than ever, releasing their second full-length album, "Spies". This album takes on a more ambitious approach to their funky electro-acoustic house and downtempo style. Scottie B's chunky beats and samples lay the backdrop for the original band members to do their thing: Brian Fegan on guitar, Chris Tempas on keys, and Mike DeVellis on sax and flute. Newcomer Jeff Angel brings his thick, juicy basslines to the forefront. Vocalist Rhiannon joins the group again for the title track; a funky, up-tempo house cut. Accomplished singer-songwriter-innovator Bora Yoon collaborates on the slick downbeat cut "On This Side" while newcomer China lays down vocals over "Phone Song", a groovy house track.
The first two singles from the album have already enjoyed remixes from the likes of John Larner, P-rez and Nick Chacona. The most recent release - The Swoccilator EP - features remixes along with an extended DJ mix of the original track. The original cut takes you from funky breakbeat, through a half-time break filled with big bass and piano, straight to a jackin' 4-to-the-floor disco buildup featuring the sax of the one and only Mike D.