‘You don’t break up a winning team’ is the clear & present production ethic of SHato & Paul Rockseek...
Bare months after VANDIT’s stunning ‘Chasing Aeroplanes’ release, and completing the hat trick that began with ‘Losing Control’, the Czech/Slovak pair reteams with English vocalist Alex Humphreys.
The collective’s return to the studio has produced a track that’s the rarest & most elusive of things: one that’s as coolly laidback as it is supremely catchy.
Impressively touching, Alex’s imagination capturing lyrics & gifted vocal touch work seamlessly with SHato & Paul’s subtlety observed, ‘quiet storm’ of a production.
Supported atop the restrained syncopation of its tempo and drums and (early Chicane reminiscent) castaway guitar & piano strains, the heartfelt message of Alex’s lyrics couldn’t be clearer: music transcends all, no matter what.
On point for the mix is Dresden-born, Berlin-based tranceologist, Niels von Ahorn. Having worked up a storm on Paul van Dyk’s ‘If You Want My Love’ in 2013 and Paul Trainer’s ‘Receptor’ early last year (and being local to the area!), he’s no stranger to VANDIT’s doors. Niels blasts ‘Music’ through the power trance prism, turning it into something that’s ready to meet the peak-iest of peak-time head-on!
Without losing an ounce of Alex’s soul-touching vocal & lyrical power, Niels mix boxes clever, dynamically threading them into his framework of super-charged beats, shot-glass riffs and energizing 303!
About SHato & Paul Rockseek: SHato & Paul Rockseek form one of the most successful Czechoslovak EDM projects. Working together since 2010, the young talents SHato (SK) and Paul (CZ) live up to their reputation as masters of mixing new-age trance and progressive house. Signed to Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT records and knighted as the monthly residents of the ‘VANDIT Knights’ radioshow, mentioned in Beatports ‘must hear’ over and over again, there is no doubt these guys are unstoppable.
With big support from DJs like Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold and many others, the clever duo is constantly drawing attention with the rising quality of their own music productions. Reaching #01 Beatport‘s trance chart with ’Crypoint’ is just one of their many successes across the global EDM scene. ’Wonderfooled’ and ’Deer Friends’, which both got top reviews by press, are only two of their 13 releases by now that have been a must play on global dancefloors. SHato and Paul have shown their feeling for catchy ideas and a precise artist touch in many mashups like ’Seek Zara’ and ’We Are Mozart’s Friends’ that immediately became worldwide floorkillers.
With their appearance at Paul van Dyk’s We Are One Festival, SHato & Paul Rockseek not only proved they are very talented music producers, but also great DJs. Their energetic sets constantly win the hearts of their fans all over the globe for good.