German techno heavyweights SHDW & Obscure Shape return to Dublin for the first time since 2017 this weekend. With a memorable performance at Boxed Off, followed by the festival’s official after-party at Here & Now, we thought it would be only right to dig through their discography to get you excited for their return to the Emerald Isle.

The show takes place this Saturday, with support coming from one of Ireland’s finest DJs and producers Aero. The Stuttgart duo will then make their Wigwam debut for what will be one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. In no particular order, here are 10 SHDW & Obscure Shape tracks to get you in the mood for one hell of a party.

SHDW & Obscure Shape – Nachtblende [FAM001]

Kicking off this list we have Nachblende from the duos From Another Mind imprint. With this tune being part of their first release on the label it really set the tone for their style at the time, helping them really stand out with such a sublime release overall. Minimalistic but really dark and atmospheric at the same time. Super!

SHDW & Obscure Shape – Eraser [MR012]

Following on from some of SHDW & Obscure Shape’s first releases we move onto one of their more recent ones with Eraser from the 12th release on their latest Mutual Rhythm label. Everything from the label has been stellar since it started back in February of last year and has quickly become one of the main outlets for contemporary groove-infused techno and Eraser is exactly that.

Introversion – Onryo (Obscure Shape & SHDW Remix) [ARTSCORE007]

This remix by Obscure Shape & SHDW for Introversion was a defining one for both acts at the time, as both the original and the remix are stellar productions and still hold up to this day. The power behind this track and the menacing lead especially has proven to rock dance floors for quite some time now.

SHDW & Obscure ShapeTurbulence [MR003]

Turbulence comes in next on this list as part of the guys’ first full release on Mutual Rhythm titled ‘Poetic Justice’. The entire release is one to behold, with the artwork and moving graphics looking as clean as ever, all while the driving force behind this track stays truly relentless.

SHDW & Obscure ShapeDie Weiße Rose [FAM003]

Die Weiße Rose could arguably be the most recognisable SHDW & Obscure Shape track since they formed as a duo back in 2014. A bellowing low-end that is combined with an eerie yet ethereal sound that sounds like something from a different planet. Fabulous listening indeed.

SHDW & Obscure Shape – Innocent Voices (Original Mix) [STOPWARS]

Innocent Voices may be one of SHDW & Obscure Shape’s lesser-known productions in recent times and really feels like a hidden gem of sorts. The makeup of the track is emotional and equally eloquent in its progression. A perfect balance of tension and release, voila.

Obscure Shape & SHDW – Himmel Und Erde [Rekids 104]

This Rekids release as a whole was a massive one when it initially dropped as Himmel Und Erde quickly became the most recognised track on the release and possibly their most well-known one alongside Die Weiße Rose. The output of quality releases during this era really was unmatched.

SHDW & Obscure Shape – Planet Der Stürme [FAM009]

With Planet Der Stürme being part of the guys’ most recent From Another Mind release it is a true showcase of their artistic versatility and progression over the years in being able to produce consistently quality bodies of work with variation in mind. This track evokes hellbent driving techno in all its glory. Do listen.

Obscure Shape & SHDW – Leiser Zorn [ARTSCORE008]

Next up is Leiser Zorn, another track from the ARTSCORE releases. This production sounds distinctly more metallic compared to other Obscure Shape & SHDW productions but is still killer. Different elements in this composition really keep things sounding fresh. Sinister, but fresh.

SHDW & Obscure Shape – Deep Rising [IMFLP01]

Deep Rising concludes this list which is part of Marcel Fengler’s Index 10-Year compilation release. Yet another dark and eerie track though this time is a newer production when compared with some of their older, darker tracks there is a clear difference in pace and grit. Absolutely smashing.

Tickets for SHDW & Obscure Shape in Wigwam can be purchased here.

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