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Lola's Theme

Shapeshifters' 'Lola's Theme' cover artwork with Positive logo

From its beginnings as a fortuitous sample to dominating Miami’s WMC and topping the UK Singles Chart, ‘Lola’s Theme’ has become one of the most popular house anthems of its time, and gave Shapeshifters a 20-year career that is still flourishing to this day. Carl Loben talks to one half of the duo, Simon Marlin, about its creation and impact

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