SHADES OF PLAY
Delving into the deeper and broader spectrum's of electronica, house & techno music. Duo comprised of longtime friends, Derek Tucker & Felipe Rivera.
Whether playing summer rooftop sets or diving deep into the depths of electronic influenced techno, Shades Of Play's productions and sets run the gamut of styles and sounds. Starting out producing in 2011, Felipe's first music releases found homes on venerable imprints such as NYC's Nervous Records while Derek's first singles found their way to compilations on labels such as Fever Sound Records alongside names such as Dubfire and more.
In 2014, Felipe became a partner at the Amsterdam/DC based Dance Music imprint, Witty Tunes, thus allowing him to expand further into the market, leading to the creation of the sub label and project - Shades Of Play. No strangers to the scene, in 2018 their self released track, 'Hybrid Theories', topped out on Traxsource's Top 100 Techno Charts and in 2019 they released singles via Berlin based powerhouse, Steyoyoke and progressive house mover, Manual Music. Currently working on development of a live set and further refining their productions skills, 2020 and the coming years is looking brighter and brighter for this dynamic duo.
A journey of two friends through life, a story of love lost, a search to mend the fragmented self. Everyone is someone, everyone is somewhere - Shades Of Play