Shogun’s Drop/Supernova EP Out Now!
On March 18, the wait is over with not one but TWO new Shogun tracks to be released on Armind. The first is a fun, housey banger called ‘Drop’ which features a delicate piano melody and of course, an epic drop. Shogun steps away from his signature dark and haunting vocal harmonies for a crowd pleaser that will rock crowds from Los Angeles to Taipei. ‘Supernova’ attacks with a more traditional trance rhythm set at 134bpm. The follow-up to Shogun’s track, ‘UFO,’ this bombastic tune plays with the famous ‘Dutch’ sound to fire up the dance floor.
I’m personally a huge fan of Shogun’s track and he is one of Armin’s prodigies, hand selected to remix some of Armada’s biggest releases. I’m always happy to see a new EP but I’m looking for Shogun to sit down and spend some time in the studio so we can see what an entire album would look like from him. He is classically trained on the piano and always build’s his tracks around a melody he’s created first on the piano. Not to mention, he was the first Asian-America signed to Armada, dude’s got talent. Let us know what you think about these tracks in the comments section below!
SHOGUN NOMINATED FOR “BEST BREAKTHROUGH DJ” IDMA
While Shogun was busy in the studio, the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) were busy nominating the top acts in EDM and selected Shogun for the short list for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ.’ This is Shogun’s second IDMA nomination; in 2012 he was nominated for ‘Best Trance Track’ for ‘Skyfire.’Voting ended March 1 and the winners will be announced during Winter Music Conference in Miami on March 21.
SHOGUN JOINS ASOT 600 IN MUMBAI AND DEN BOSCH
The worldwide A State of Trance 600 Tour has kicked off and Shogun will join Armin van Buuren’s massive celebration in Mumbai on March 16 and at the finale in Den Bosch on April 6. Be sure to catch the live broadcast on DI.fm!