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Amon Vision pres. Dennis Sheperd & Jaytech @ Shape - May 11th
Amon Vision pres. Dennis Sheperd & Jaytech
Dennis Sheperd has thrust himself into the spotlight of the club scene in the past few years, offering prestigious music productions. The 25 year old DJ and Producer from Essen in Germany delights his fans and numerous, well-known artists worldwide, who support him and his music. In 2007, Dennis established his name in the electronic music scene with ‘A Tribute to Life’, which received support by the best DJs such as Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Markus Schulz. This leap towards the forefront of the music scene was followed by his signing to the renowned record label Euphonic Records. Euphonic founders Kyau & Albert called him “Germany’s most promising newcomer in Progressive Trance”, which he proved with several hits in 2009. ‘Black Sun’ became one of Dennis Sheperd’s most successful single releases. This was followed by ‘tyDi & Dennis Sheperd feat. Marcie – Somehow’ on Armada Music, his first cooperation with Australia’s most popular Trance DJ. Finally, only one month later, Dennis Sheperd and Cold Blue completed the hat-trick with ‘Freefalling’ on High Contrast. With these three releases, Dennis has built a large fan base and was regularly played in clubs and radios all around the globe. His musical success was rewarded with numerous, international DJ performances on events, festivals and in clubs and with the award “The Best New Artist 2010” of his hometown Essen. This award encouraged Dennis to push forward his artistic work. The production of his debut album was the next big step in his career. During 2010, he collaborated with well-known singers and songwriters. The result is an excellent album called “A Tribute To Life”, which will be released on High Contrast, and whose first single “Fallen Angel” (feat. Ana Criado) became a hit in the Trance music scene with wide support and a Beatport Trance Chart Number One!
In a world awash with carbon copy producers, 26-year-old James Cayzer aka Jaytech is a bright exception. Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his unique blends of deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are equally at home in the DJ sets of Sasha or Desyn Masiello as they are in the stadium headlining appearances of Above & Beyond.
Despite his relative youth, Jaytech’s prodigious creativity and prolific work rate (he started producing at just 14 and released his first track at 16) have seen him rise up as the most consistent artist on the popular Anjunadeep imprint — even releasing the label’s first full artist album through 2008’s ‘Everything Is Ok’ ("Lush, melodic and soaked in electronic groove - a crossover gem" **** -DJ Magazine), and hitting number one twice in the iTunes dance chart, both with his Anjunadeep 02 mix compilation in 2010, ("Compilation of the month **** -Mixmag) and again in 2011 with Anjunadeep 03.
Cementing his position as one of the leading lights within deep, uplifting electronic music, Jaytech’s monthly mix show ‘Jaytech Music’ now airs on radio stations across the globe and is downloaded by thousands as a monthly podcast. A window into his sound, it’s also the best place to hear Jaytech’s upcoming personal productions before anyone else.
Long chosen as the warm-up DJ of choice for Above & Beyond, Jaytech is now taking off as a headline DJ in his own right. Chosen to headline the Anjunadeep room for the label's flagship party at the Miami WMC, he remains the number one headline DJ within the core Anjunadeep family.
Jaytech's most promising mix work to date, Anjunadeep 03, is the latest annual label collection and features 29 largely unreleased tracks that range from deep, dark and hypnotic techno sounds to upbeat, uplifting electronic house grooves.
Proof of his rising stock behind the turntables, a packed DJ diary has recently taken in dates at Ibiza’s Amnesia, London's Brixton Academy and Japan’s world-famous Womb. In the past year he has also traveled the vast corners of his Australian homeland with the Future Music Festival and taken his uplifting and perfectly paced sound on tour in America — more recently with Above & Beyond for their TATW350 event in Los Angeles, where his set was broadcast live across the globe to a listen-in audience of 30 million.
Where: Shape (Downstairs)
When: May 11th
Time: 10pm - Late