Armin van Buuren is widely regarded as one of EDM’s leading lights, and through his famed Armada record label, the Dutchman has added other top-notch DJs in the mould of Paul van Dyk, Andy Moor and Aly & Fila to the roster. Shogun is one such act, becoming the first Asian DJ-producer to be signed to Armada’s sub-label S107. Born Andrew Chen, the Californian specialises in trance and progressive tracks that possess a dark and emotional vibe with a high octane bass line.
Known for popular dance floor anthems such as ‘Save Me’ and ‘Skyfire’, Shogun, who served as a resident DJ for the celebrated Ministry of Sound nightclub for more than three years, returns to the scene of the crime this month, having enthralled the crowds at Zouk KL last April. Following this year’s warmly received remixes for Emma Hewitt and Ferry Corsten, Shogun’s recent collaboration with Dash Berlin on ‘Callisto’ further reaffirmed his status as a turntable maven on the rise, so it won’t be long before he breaks into the top 100 of the prestigious DJ Mag rankings. Wong Boon Ken