Shapeshifters ‎– Lola's Theme

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Contains a replayed music sample of 'What About My Love' originally performed by Johnnie Taylor and written by Patrick Moten (1982).
The original main mix contains a vocal sample ('Turn My World Around') of 'Let Me Love You (Accapella)' performed by Imarri (1993). The Imarri track was a cover of 'Let Me Love You' performed by Anthony White and released the same year.
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Originally released in 2003 with a commercial release in 2004. The title was remixed by ATFC / Norman Jay / Eric Prydz / Victor Calderone / High Society.

Remixed and re-edited in 2008, and then again in 2017.

Versions (47)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Nocturnal Groove none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Not On Label none 2003 Sell This Version
SHAPE001 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Not On Label SHAPE001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CDr, Single, Promo) Ideal Promotion none Denmark 2003 Sell This Version
12TIVDJY-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme (ATFC & Norman Jay Remixes)(2x12", Promo) Positiva 12TIVDJY-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVDJX-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme (Eric Prydz Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo) Positiva 12TIVDJX-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVX-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme (Victor Calderone Remixes)(12") Positiva 12TIVX-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVDJX-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme (Victor Calderone Remixes)(12", Promo) Positiva 12TIVDJX-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIV-207, 7243 8 61267 6 4 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Positiva, Positiva 12TIV-207, 7243 8 61267 6 4 UK 2004 Sell This Version
8 61267 6 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Dance Factory (2) 8 61267 6 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVY-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12") Positiva 12TIVY-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
YOU 022-6 Shape:UK* Lola's Theme(12") You YOU 022-6 US 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVS-207, 7243 5 48721 6 7 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12", Cle) Positiva, Nocturnal Groove, Positiva, Nocturnal Groove 12TIVS-207, 7243 5 48721 6 7 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVS-207, 7243 5 48721 6 7 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12", Cle) Positiva, Nocturnal Groove, Positiva, Nocturnal Groove 12TIVS-207, 7243 5 48721 6 7 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
nctg001 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12", Promo) Nocturnal Groove nctg001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVS 207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12", W/Lbl) Positiva 12TIVS 207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVDJD 207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(12", W/Lbl) Positiva 12TIVDJD 207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 61223 6 0 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(2x12") Positiva 7243 8 61223 6 0 UK 2004 Sell This Version
VLMX 1675-3 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(2x12") Tanga Records VLMX 1675-3 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
12TIVDJD207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(2x12", Promo) Positiva 12TIVDJD207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
00724386126757 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme(5xFile, MP3, 320) Positiva 00724386126757 UK 2004
YOU 022 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme(9xFile, WAV) You YOU 022 US 2004
8614692 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Maxi, Copy Prot.) Nocturnal Groove, Positiva 8614692 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
CDTIVS207, CDTIVS-207, 7243 8 61267 0 2 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Maxi, Enh) Positiva, Positiva, EMI CDTIVS207, CDTIVS-207, 7243 8 61267 0 2 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
CDTIVS207, CDTIVS-207, 7243 8 61267 0 2 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Maxi, Enh) Positiva, Positiva, EMI CDTIVS207, CDTIVS-207, 7243 8 61267 0 2 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CDTIVDJ-207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Maxi, Promo) Positiva CDTIVDJ-207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 61437 2 3 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Positiva 7243 8 61437 2 3 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CD, Single, Promo) EMI none UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CDr, Maxi, M/Print, Promo) Capitol Music none France 2004 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Ideal Promotion none Denmark 2004 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CDr, Maxi, Promo, Pla) Positiva none UK 2004 Sell This Version
BLT022-P Shape:UK* Lola's Theme(CDr, Promo) Ultra Records BLT022-P US 2004 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(CDr, Single, Promo) Positiva none UK 2004 Sell This Version
DVDTIV207 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme(DVD-V, PAL) Positiva DVDTIV207 UK 2004 Sell This Version
YOU 022 Shape:UK* Lola's Theme(File, MP3) You YOU 022 US 2004
12TIV 278, 50999 264002 1 1 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (08 Re-Edit)(12", S/Sided, Ltd) Positiva, EMI 12TIV 278, 50999 264002 1 1 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (2008 Edit)(CDr, Single, Promo) Positiva none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (2008 Re-Edit)(CDr, Single, Promo) Positiva none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none, LOLA08D The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (2008 Re-Edit)(File, MP3) Positiva, Nocturnal Groove none, LOLA08D UK 2008
05099926400259 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (2008 Re-Edit)(File, MP3, 320) Positiva 05099926400259 UK 2008
USDJ1 Shapeshifters Lola's Theme (Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Not On Label USDJ1 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Shapeshifters Lola's Theme 2008(12", S/Sided, Ltd, W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK 2008 Sell This Version
GLITS007D5 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme Recut(3xFile, MP3, 320) Glitterbox GLITS007D5 UK 2017
GLITS007D The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme Recut(5xFile, MP3, 320) Glitterbox GLITS007D UK 2017
GLITS007D The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme Recut(5xFile, WAV, Single) Glitterbox GLITS007D UK 2017
PTV25-8 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme (Remixes)(12") Positiva PTV25-8 UK 2019 Sell This Version
pop4265 The Shapeshifters* Lola's Theme(12") Popular Records pop4265 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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sy1975

sy1975

November 7, 2018
referencing Lola's Theme, 12", Promo, nctg001

So I was standing in a record shop somewhere in Soho, London in 2004 and the guy behind the counter put the test press of this tune on (nocturnal groove). Id been buying tunes since the hardcore days in 92 and there are certain records you remember hearing for the first time, this was one of those hairs on the back of your neck moments. I love the main mix, the alt mix I even love the cheesy vocal mixes released on Positiva a year or so later. I still play this out now in 2018, Ive got thousands of records from rare 92 hardcore to 00's house and this is in my top 20 easily. TUNE
Amfetamine

Amfetamine

September 4, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Lola's Theme, 2x12", Promo, 12TIVDJD207
Great Cut...The extended version on You Records is a "banger" and gets people to dance EVERYTIME! Builds slowly to a frenzied crescendo, and drives from then on. I heard Frankie Knuckles rock this record and I had to have two copies! The Extended vocal is a great peaktime track, either phazing, juggling or in straight "trax" mode.
MikeH

MikeH

August 10, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Lola's Theme, 2x12", Promo, 12TIVDJD207

Lola's Theme (Main Mix)
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The Main Mix is simply a dubbed version of the Extended Vocal Mix. The track simply starts with a progressing introduction, with an all round solid kick and bassline. Soon enough, we are greeted with a more uplifting synth, and the track starts to take a more funky turn with some quality strings, and a superb catchy house melody. As we approach the breakdown, the vocals are heard. The vocals are quite fitting to the vibe that the track gives out, and the cut vocals make this a mix much better than the full vocal mix in my opinion. The breakdown just builds and builds before exploding into a crescending array of synths, instruments and basslines. The melody so funky, and catchy, will no doubt make this one of 'the' summer tunes of the year for 2004!

Lola's Theme (Eric Prydz Mix)
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Being a huge fan of Eric Prydz, for such works as Oliver Lieb Pres. Smoked - Metropolis (Eric Prydz Remix), Futureshock - Pride's Paranoia (Eric Prydz Mix), etc, I was most looking forward to hearing what he could achieve with this house summer anthem. The bassline is very powerful, typical of Eric Prydz. The track builds quite powerfully, and we are introduced with stabs of synths shortly followed with a superb acid line. This remix is a much more 'techy' interpretation, with very powerful synths making it a quality acid house tune. There are some very unusual effects used, particularly towards the end of the track where Eric Prydz makes excellent use of some very strange sounding synths. This is certainly a very interesting take on the original.
mistered

mistered

May 27, 2004
referencing Lola's Theme, 12", Cle, 12TIVS-207, 7243 5 48721 6 7

What more can be said about this record? It appeared last season as a white label, took Miami by storm, catapulted new label Nocturnal into the limelight, and has now been snapped up by Positiva in time for a chart-topping summer release.

The bassline, familiar riff, and hint of vocals combine to produce a classic piece of euphoric, peak-time house. The Alternative Mix is a bit more broken up and unpredictable, but still useful for when floors tire of the main version.
JPrinciple222

JPrinciple222

April 5, 2004
referencing Lola's Theme, 12", Promo, nctg001
This is without doubt the tune of miami 2004, the track that was on everyone's lips, the one that had the dance floors throbbing from morning right the way through to the deepest black of night. With an awesome uplifting vocal, a gradual building string and horn section that explodes away from the decks on the breakdown. Absolutely awesome house music. Not bad for your label's first release is it?...