DJ Shogun (Andrew Chen) the American born Taiwanese Trance DJ & producer, hits us with his latest album on Armada – Dragon. In a crazy world where US EDM seems to be diluting the ever changing and modern world of dance music. Where trance has become such a dirty word and in place, deep house for the trendy, techno for the displaced underground scene and hardstyle/happy hardcore for the teeny boppers of the warehouse raves, it is nice to see a guy still pushing the good name of trance. Ironically it is very rare to see such an influential trance artist from the other side of the Atlantic. This album encapsulates all what is good about modern vocal trance.
Emotional lyrics, driving basslines and a pumping beat. Maybe not one for the 138 club but still high quality trance. From the slow vocal summery sound of Dragon feat. Adara, right through to the instrumental Laputa. If you’re into vocals and want something to listen to while the sun is setting then this is for you. Ok so there are a couple cheesy tunes in there like Meteor, but if you can see past those edamic tracks and dust them under the carpet you will find some beautiful trance songs. I have been playing Laputa for some time nice and it always gets the dancefloor rocking something for any trance enthusiast. Keep up the good work Shogun.
- Shogun feat. Adara – Dragon (03:42)
- Shogun feat. Susie Ledge – When I’m With You (03:35)
- Shogun – Zanarkand (03:00)
- Shogun feat. Chloe – Underwater (03:35)
- Shogun – Laputa (03:58)
- Shogun – Abduction (03:25)
- Shogun feat. Tania Zygar – Find Me (04:10)
- Shogun – Erhu (03:16)
- Shogun feat. Emma Lock – Fly Away (04:20)
- Shogun – Meteor (03:12)