Rayan Gee, Nick Slater and Lanx met when they were very, VERY young and started off producing music to play out in their home town of Peterborough. Things soon changed in 1989 when multiple tracks from their self pressed album "Frequency" took hold of the emerging Rave scene; Homicide, Exorcist, Sweet Sensation, Sound of Eden and Frequency not only changed the lives of these three young producers, but also the lives of thousands of people around the globe... and thus began the success of Shades.
The band were soon snapped up by the Warner Brothers imprint, ZTT and found themselves the subject of every magazine, TV show, DJ and clubber throughout the world. A constant stream of LIVE shows continued and Shades of Rhythm were soon entering the Top 20of the UK National charts and appearing on Top of the Pops on BBC 1.
Fast-forward to 2016 and the Shades were still very much at the top of their game headlining bills on the Old skool circuit for Fantazia & Raindance and performing at award-winning festivals such as Arcadia stage at Glastonbury ’16 alongside Carl Cox and Heidi, Boomtown Fair and Slammin Vinyl’s festival Tranzmission.
Having just performed at the first RAGE reunion for Fabio & Grooverider at London’s Heaven nightclub and 2020 gigs lined up at festivals such as Shindig, Shades are still entertaining crowds across the UK with their live PA and Dex n FX DJ set such as the one showcased on the Evermix website in January 2020.
They have also negotiated the rights to their entire back catalogue from ZTT.. so watch this space!
Their next gigs will be taking place on 1st February at Unit Nine in Milton Keynes and Park Hall, Chorley on 7th February.