Friday, November 6, 2009

mr 91 says

91. Myon & Shane 54
Style: A bit of everything with a pop edge.
Best known for: Mash-ups with parts and stems of other people's tracks.
Gig of 2009: A State Of Trance 400, Germany, we got voted for by radio listeners to open the festival and it was amazing.
Tune of 2009: Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge 'Faces' (AVA Records)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Ashley Wallbridge
The track that changed your life: 'Out Of The Blue' Ferry Corsten
What makes a good DJ great: Taste and selection, more than mixing.
Most underrated DJ: Sander Van Dien
Biggest challenge this year: Being consistent.
Top tech toy: An old Roland SH09 synth and the Wii.

Hungarian duo Myon & Shane 54 haven't been together long.

"We played at Kerbcrawler in Leeds recently, and it was our first international gig together. Someone came all the way from Poland to see us - we couldn't believe it!" says Shane who, as well as Myon, has had previous solo success with remixes for the likes of Above & Beyond and Oakenfold but who, unlike his studio partner, was also in a mid '90s Hungarian boy band.

"I always liked electronic music, but there is no scene in Hungary. As soon as I heard Ferry Corsten's music, though, I knew I wanted to make trance," says Shane, who having worked with Myon once or twice in the studio, realised he had found someone with whom he "has this incredible musical bond."

The tracks the pair went on to make have been 'Record Of The Week' on Above & Beyond's Trance Around The World radio show, Beatport chart-toppers, and included on Armin Van Buuren's 'A State Of Trance 2008' compilation, whilst they've also recently completed a tour of the US. Building on that success, Shane lays out the pair's plans going forward.

"We will focus more on our own productions instead of remixing the work of others, and we are working on a new album with Aruna - our favourite vocalist - as well as a new mix CD."

Words: Kristan Caryl
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