Multifaceted talent Andrew Chen – alias Shogun – continues to ride the wave of his biggest year ever with the release of another trance-doused original, “Cielo.” On top of maintaining a steady stream of Shogun branded releases, such as “Striker,” “Nezuko,” and “UP,” the Asian American DJ has been developing his recently launched aliases: NXNJAS and Neo Tokyo. Within a few months, Chen has landed releases on Armada, Musical Freedom, and Black Hole Recordings, as well as official remixes for dance music heavy-hitter Jeffrey Suttorious. “Cielo” sees Shogun go back to basics, tapping into his trance roots for a short cut that packs a punch. “Cielo” is out now via Serendipity Muzik.
STREAM: SHOGUN – CIELO [SERENDIPITY MUZIK]
Consistently delivering ecstatic melodies and crisp percussion components, Shogun knows what it takes to craft a standout trance production. “Cielo” kicks off with a merciless buildup carried forward by warehouse synth jabs and a throbbing bassline, peaking with a regal cascade of warrior chants before exploding into a wonderland of melodic trance. The track is fundamentally steeped in pleasure, suited for peak-time dancefloors, at-home workouts, and everything in between.
“Cielo” follows Shogun’s contribution to Jeffrey Sutorious‘ recently released remix LP, #aparttogether (The Remixes Part 1), where he injected his blend of euphoric trance into “Kings ft. HALIENE.” The LP also featured an infectious remix from Shogun’s new alias, NXNJAS, which he started earlier this year with his childhood friend Steven Wright. Slated for release later this autumn, #aparttogether (The Remixes Part 2), will feature a brand-new remix from Shogun’s third alias Neo Tokyo. As he continues to prove his unwavering creativity and work ethic, it’s safe to say no one does it like Shogun.
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