Biography (Techno)

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Shane Berry is a music producer and live performer currently living in Paris, France. Based in Belgrade, Serbia from 2012 – 2015, he performed on the underground scene there and produced a two hour podcast called Sounds Of Belgrade which focused on introducing local talent to a wider audience via Canadian radio streaming service, DE Radio.

Before that, living in Japan from 2000 – 2011, he performed regularly on the underground techno scene in Tokyo with some of Japan’s finest talent. His energetic and legendary live shows in Tokyo, for Taico Club and other events at world class clubs such as Womb, Yellow, Module, and Ageha, have seen him share the stage with artists such as Nathan Fake, Aril Brikha, Dominik Eulberg, and local legend DJ Wada of Co-fusion.

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Producer of the notable record “Fillertet 2” on Trapez LTD, a huge underground club hit championed by DJs such as Sven Vath and Richie Hawtin and remixed by Dominik Eulberg and Gabriel Ananda, Shane`s clever arrangements and carefully deisgned sounds have blown away dance floors around the world.

With great reviews and critical acclaim in URB magazine (USA) and Resident Advisor, Shane has garnered a reputation as a talented and thoughtful producer with a distinctive sound palette and arrangement style. As English “DJ Mag” quotes: “Shane has a unique ability to produce incredibly intense music which still has enough catchy lead riffs and bass hooks to send the dance floor into a frenzy.” (DJ Mag issue May 2006). His releases on UK label Greta Cottage Workshop continue this tradition and have regularly been charted and played by UK legend DJ Sasha.

His unusual track “SimonSis1”, loosely based on the eighties toy game Simon Says, was licensed by Ministry of Sound for James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli`s compilation One+One and the track “For a Moment”, from Shane`s epic follow up EP on Trapez LTD, “To There”, was included by Richie Hawtin on his DE9 lite mix on the cover compilation CD of MIXMAG.

Shane has also released on Damon Wild’s seminal Techno label Synewave NYC as well as on labels such as Gluckskind Schallplatten, Grain Records and Japanese label Moph Records as well as creating a number of renowned remixes for artists such as 3 Channels, Marcus Sur, Jeff Bennet, Aural Imbalance and Rennie Foster amongst others.

His remix of 3 channel’s “Kinda Hectic” on Trapez went to #4 top downloads at beatport “techno” upon its release in 2008 and his remix “Thought Tanked” for GWC artist Aural Imbalance was a featured download of the week on renowned music blog Little White Earbuds.

He collaborated on a track for Japanese techno legend DJ Wada (Co-Fusion) on Wada’s album “One” on Sublime Records released in 2011. He also joined forces with and re-mixed Kyoto based multimedia artist Baiyon for Dublin’s D1 Recordings and appears on Baiyon’s label Descanso.

Shane has been performing live music since he was 13 years old and has been DJing in one form or another for about the same length of time. In Tokyo 2001 -2003 he joined Radio:On, Japan’s only alternative music cable radio station and produced one weekly show and one regular monthly event interviewing and showcasing the music of local Tokyo based musicians and producers.

Shane also recorded under the moniker “Amazoku”, where he produced Detroit influenced hard minimal techno for Rennie Foster’s cult tribal label Futago Traxx.

He was also resident DJ for the guerrilla film festival Film Marmalade for 6 years.

Apart from playing live shows and producing club music Shane also works on music for multimedia projects, scores film projects, promo shorts and TV commercial as well.

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Shane Berry was born in South Africa and now lives in Belgrade, Serbia. He has releases on Trapez LTD, Synewave Records NYC and Greta Cottage Workshop. His tracks have been played and charted by DJ’s such as Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Dominik Eulberg, Sasha and Hernan Cattaneo. Shane integrates live performance with DJing and blends together a tailor made selection of his own releases, productions, loops and live improvisations, layers them with carefully selected thematic samples recorded from the Internet, and delivers them to the dance floor with a renowned intensity.

南アフリカ出身のプロデューサー Shane Berry は現在、東京を中心に活動中。彼のプロデュースした作品は、Trapez LTD や Synewave Records NYC といったレーベルからリリースされている。また彼のトラックは Richie Hawtinや Dominik Eulberg など、世界的に活躍しているDJによってヘビーローテーションされている。彼のスタイルは、ファンキーなベースラインと絶妙なリズム、そして幻聴的なサウンドである。