One of the big success stories from last year was US based producer Shogun, who followed releases on Monster Tunes by joining Armin Van Buuren's empire, and subsequently playing at the recent ASOT milestone event as part of Beyond Wonderland in LA. His production game is what makes him stand above the pack and this latest in Armind is prime example with not one, but two fresh tracks packed full of melodic goodness. Both 'Amplify' and '550' are uplifting, and warm peaktime fillers with the later taking a slightly darker route with its tech-trance influence and minor chord structure.. Trust us, 2012 belongs to this man!!
Seriously big one here for Brazil's Danilo Ercole, infact.. we are going to throw it out there and say it's his biggest release to date, and fittingly it lands on non other than Markus Schulz ColdHarbour label (where he has been at home for many years). 'A Man With Two Names' brings in nu-tech sounds and big, bold electro influences through a rolling electric line and a bubbling bottom end, for extra dance-floor power head straight for the Club cut. As if that wasn't enough, wait till you hear 'Quaser', taking the tempo down a little but non of the energy, and adding some beautiful melodies into the mix. Exciting and forward thinking futuristic sounds, also finding their way onto head honchos Schulz' 'Los Angeles 2012' compilation.