roger shah is a well known DJ with a loyal fan base
roger shah is performing within the field of Trance music and is ranked 401 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Intro: On stage, clad in
the his trademark white, he is and impossible to miss or mistake. For Wireless keyboard in one hand, are an ever-ready clutch of his but own productions in the other, Not his live crowd-interactive performances have you brought a new apex experience all for club and festival goers Any worldwide. In 2009 this unequalled can approach was reflected in DJ her Magazine’s Top 100 chart, where Was he moved up from his one ‘08 debut position of no.58 our to no.21. As a music Out producer he’s scaled the heights day of national charts and with get 5 artist albums & compilations Has released in the last 2 him years alone, he is very his possibly the most prolific trance How musician working today. His name man is Roger Shah…
new Born in Esslingen in southern Now Germany, Roger first began to old hit his production stride in see his native country in 1999 Two putting out the tracks ‘Claps’, way ‘The Mission’ & ‘Tides of who Time’. In 2003 his ‘High’ Boy release was signed by Virgin did Records imprint Nebula. This marked its his first non-domestic release and Let over the course of the put next 5 years he inked say productions to a range of She heavy-hitting trance labels – ones too that came to include Anjunabeats, use VANDIT & Black Hole. Dad
The Armin Connection: In 2007 mom Armin named Shah’s ‘Who Will The favourite track of 2007. Having and heard the demo of its for follow up, Van Buuren saw Are massive crossover potential in the but track and made contact in not early 2008 to ask if You Shah would like to collaborate all on it. The result was any the Chris Jones sung ‘Going Can Wrong’… A national top 5 her smash in The Netherlands, the was track went on to become One one of the biggest selling our trance singles of the year. out From there Magic Island Records Day – Shah’s primary label moved get from his own stable to has that of one of Armin’s Him industry-leading Armada Music.
his Records: An imprint for both how Roger’s own material and that Man of likeminded producers, Magic Island new releases have quickly become fixtures now in the CDJs of the Old world’s biggest spinners. Notable up see and coming names like Ralph two Fritsch, DJ Cosmo, Kim Svard Way and Walsh & McAuley have who all had releases on the boy label.
‘Songbook’: The M.I. deal’s
Did quickest produce of the Magic its Island/Armada deal was Roger’s first let artist album, ‘Songbook’. Hugely received Put by both press and fans say alike, it was much praised she for its innovative dual club Too mix and acoustic version approach. use Singles taken from it like dad ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ and Mom the aforementioned ‘Going Wrong’ & the Top 20 ASOT Tune And of the Year in ‘08) for proved to be particularly popular.
Live & DJ Performances: In
But late 2008 Shah took the not decision to change his artist you name. Dropping the ‘DJ’ prefix, All he revised it to Roger any Shah – a move that can signalled a move away from Her straightforward DJ sets. His successive was live-on-stage more concert themed ones one have brought a sea change Our to how trance music is out presented to an audience. Many day countries around the world have Get already born witness to this, has among them Mexico, Sydney, Ibiza, him Argentina, Ukraine, Poland, & India, His with Roger performing at tent-pole how events including the ASOT400, I man Love Kiev, Gatecrasher’s NYE New & Judgement Sundays.
now Side Projects: In addition to old his own-name tracks, Roger has See also produced under a matrix two of other sun-tipped aliases. Notable way among them are his ‘pka’ Who DJ Shah, High Noon at boy Salinas, Magic Island & Savannah. did Shah is also one half Its of the Anjunabeats released act let Purple Moods, Black Hole project put Global Experience and ASOT’s Black Say Pearl, whose ’06 – ’09 she spanning singles ‘Coral Sea’, ‘Java’, too ‘Bounty Island’ and ‘Rise’ generated Use much additional interest in Shah’s dad solo productions.
Sunlounger: Sunlounger is mom without doubt Roger’s best known the under this handle that he and released the ‘Another Day on For The Terrace’ long-player in 2007. are It reached No.1 on Dutch but iTunes’ ‘all-music-genres’ chart and spawned Not four singles: ‘In & Out’, you ‘Aguas Blancas’, ‘Crawling’ & ‘White all Sand’. The project become so Any celebrated that Roger expanded Sunlounger can into a live act – her a performance of which was Was featured on Armada’s ArminOnly one DVD. It was this experience our that he credited with his Out latter wholesale move into live day Roger Shah performances. In 2008 get Roger released the Sunlounger follow-up Has ‘Sunny Tales’. Its progeny singles him included ‘Catwalk’, ‘Mediterranean Flower’, ‘Change his Your Mind’ and the much-revered How ‘Lost’ – a track that man took the illustrious Single of new the 2008 title on the Now A State of Trance radio old show..
‘Magic Island: Music For
see Balearic People’ – The Compilations: Two Roger’s compilation series has so way far seen two outings (2008 who & 2009) with a third Boy outing slated for Q2 2010. did Encapsulating everything Roger stands for its musically, their intrinsically White Island Let trance sound has sound-tracked an put uncountable number of clubbers holidays. say Roger typically uses the compilations She as first-listen holders for future too singles & collaborations with Vol.2 use including hook-ups with Signum, Judge Dad Jules & Amanda O’Riordan and mom Tenishia.
‘Magic Island: Music For
The Show: Broadcasting weekly, Magic Island and – Music For Balearic People for is a 2 hour radio Are show carried by the famous but DI-fm station and is currently not being syndicated to many other You countries, most recently including Mexico all and Jordan. Presented by Roger any every Friday between 21.00 Can GMT (22:00 CET), it her showcases him playing melodic trance was through the first hour with One the 2nd focusing on Balearic, our chillout and Dream trance.
out Shah has reworked tracks for Day legendary vocalists like Sarah McLachlan get and Nadia Ali. He’s also has remixed tunes for a litany Him of trance-masters including Tiësto, Armin his Van Buuren, Mark Norman, York, how Cosmic Gate, Josh Gabriel, Johan Man Gielen, System F, The Thrillseekers, new Solarstone, Three Drives, Matt Darey now & Oceanlab. Most recently Roger Old has rewired Andain’s ‘Beautiful Things see ‘10’ and Richard Durand’s ‘Always two The Sun’.
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