Marc Romboy presents Shades, a 3CD album exploring the different sides to his musical personality, featuring a handpicked selection of his finest originals and remixes, plus nine brand-new cuts exclusive to the release. In a stellar career spanning over two decades, German DJ/producer Marc Romboy has been virtually impossible to confine to any clear genre box. Whether exploring melody, percussive-driven robotics or going deep, the Systematic Records chief has excelled in crafting innovative electronic music always with an eye on the future. "For disc 1, I went deep, groovy and soulful, disc 2, melodic, trippy and warm and for disc 3 I explored my love of noise, machine rhythms and crazy sounds," he explains. Indeed CD1 features superb cuts such as the hip-lashing "Shake It Again," created with Fyta & Ray Wilbern, his classic re-work of Terrence Parker's "Love's Got Me High" and the hugely popular "Delusion of the Enemy" courtesy of his partnership with Bulgarian-based KiNK, which are just a handful of the many quality tracks on the disc. Additionally, collaborations with Blake Baxter (updated version of "Freakin'") and Chi-Town house luminary Robert Owens ("In My Mind") reinforce Romboy's outstanding career working with the most respected heads in the industry. CD2 is the more sultry companion to its predecessor, with the blissful, chord-driven money-shot "Muzik" again created with Baxter expanding the sound palette, while Romboy goes the brain-spiraling route with U.S.-house veteran Tyree Cooper, thanks to the 303-led "Lost." Stellar solo productions also pop up on this disc, best exemplified with the chugging, melody-drenched "The Advent," while remixes of Detroit Grand Pubahs, Max Cooper, and as-yet unreleased reinterpretation of Gus Gus reinforce Romboy's Midas touch on the rework front. CD3 is led by the fittingly-titled Kris Wadsworth collaboration "The Noise," a five-minute, mind-warbling bass jam, before the tone then shifts markedly, allowing the sweeping strings and synth-washed sonics of "Reciprocity" to take center stage, featuring vocalist Bajka.