Sharon van der Werf
By Sharon van der Werf

The guys of Riot Shift have proven themselves last year as true pioneers in the harder styles. Their distinctive sound, striking outfits and dynamic performance distinguish them from other artists. The past year has been a journey full of highlights for Connor and Ole, the brains behind Riot Shift, headlined by selling out their own event in the Turbinenhalle.

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The duo’s ever-growing popularity, both nationally and internationally, is due to their energetic music style, which can best be described as pop-punk with a raw hardstyle twist. After joining Aggressive Records, the duo launched a string of songs. Take for example ‘STITCH ME UP‘, a track characterized by Connor’s vocals. The FIGHTING DEMONS EP was also well received at the beginning of this year.

In addition to a number of solo releases, there are also many collabs on Riot Shift’s release radar. ‘Dead End‘ with Warface, ‘BLACK HOLE‘ featuring Devin Wild and ‘DAMAGE‘ featuring Zatox are standout tracks that showcase Riot Shift’s signature sound. Throughout the year, Ole and Connor have been showcasing their music on a global level, embarking on a December tour across five different countries and while bringing fresh new releases to the table.

Riot Shift in ‘PIECES‘: “I needed you to fix me, but all you do is break me. Now I’m here, picking up the pieces”

‘PIECES‘, Riot Shift’s tenth track on Aggressive Records, was released yesterday. Once again the focus is on pop-punk with raw hardstyle influences, which makes the track fit nicely into the list of Riot Shift releases. Connor’s self-written and sung vocals add an extra dimension, making this track an unmistakable banger that will linger in your memory for a long time. ‘PIECES‘ has been played at major festivals and events for some time now, and always causes a real hype on the dance floor.

More music from Riot Shift in 2024

2023 was a successful year for Riot Shift. But after a sold-out first edition of their solo event at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, fans of the German duo want more. What can we expect next year? Connor and Ole reveal they’ll be releasing lots of new music in 2024, and maybe even a new solo event? Follow Riot Shift on Instagram to stay informed.

Images via Aggressive Records

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