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Shogun Launches Newest Trance  Masterpiece, “Striker”

Trance titan Shogun is back at it again with his latest 2022 masterpiece, “Striker.” Having recently released his first original of the year, “Nezuko,” an official remix for Conjure One & Jeza’s “Wolves At The Door,” and tapped the legendary Andy Moor for remix duty on his hit, “Under My Skin,” Shogun continues to prove that he is nowhere near ready for a break; he is barely getting started. This determination and drive are further encapsulated in his latest offering, “Striker.” “Striker” is out now  via Black Hole Recordings.

STREAM: SHOGUN – ‘STRIKER’

An unpredictable track in nature, “Striker” begins with a steady beat and gradually adds in instruments such as high-hats and trumpets, embarking on a unique mystical adventure.. From silencing beats in random patterns to set the song in a minor key, the four and a half minute endeavor achieves a balanced level of uneasiness and depth, pushing his blend of high-energy trance one step further. Utilizing minimal vocals, “Striker,” goes against the grind, each instrument representing a different voice, a different story. “Striker” is an embodiment of the beauty of juxtaposition: muted but emotional, gentle but powerful, catchy but ever-changing. 


While Shogun continues to establish his distinct flavor of trance via the release of “Striker,” he prepares to launch two brand-new aliases: NXNJAS and Shogun Presents: Neo Tokyo. His forthcoming debut NXNJAS release, “Trinity,” has garnered heavy support from the likes of Tiësto (clip HERE) and will be dropping on July 8th via Musical Freedom. Shogun is constantly questioning and perfecting his style and we can expect only bigger and better things to come in the future.

ABOUT SHOGUN – International four-time DJ Mag Top 100 DJ and producer Shogun has made waves headlining renowned major music festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland,TomorrowWorld, EDC, ULTRA, and A State Of Trance. The California-based talent is known as the first Asian American on the internationally known Armada Music, and is also signed to the likes of Blackhole, Universal, and CMC Music. Amassing success during the pandemic, Shogun produced over 25 tracks with four of them landing on Sony Music, and exclusively released a remix of the Super Mario Bros theme song on Bandcamp, with all profits donated to COVID-19 frontline workers. 

With a roaring start to the year already under his belt, Shogun recently reworked tracks for legendary artists in the trance realm, including Andy Moor Conjure One, and has three remixes in the pipeline for Dash Berlin’s Jeffrey Sutorius. Having produced for multiple Grammy-nominated and winning acts, there hasn’t been a track of his that hasn’t landed in the Beatport and iTunes Top 10 charts. Now taking his musical prowess to new heights, Shogun is on track to make 2022 his biggest year yet, with the impending launch of two new aliases this year. Fans can look forward to listening to his take on house and Brazilian bass under the alias NXNJAS, as well as his techno, trance, and future rave alias Neo Tokyo, which will be exclusively launching via Armada Music.