The Hungarian Trance super-duo Myon and Shane 54 are more than just DJs and producers; they are forces of nature. Their impact on the world of international dance music is incalculable. You can try, but the computers powerful enough to do it are currently busy crunching climate model data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This Friday, Myon and Shane 54 will be making another stop at Exchange LA, but this time as part of their Heartbeat tour with Late Night Alumni. Their recent collaboration on the track “Under Your Cloud” is a gorgeous, perfectly balanced track with the emotional power to make you cry, laugh, and dance at same time.
It’s easy to get caught up in simplistic thinking when it comes to what these DJs actually do. But the few hours Myon and Shane 54 spend lifting a dance floor into a frenzy is only a fraction of the energy they invest in their careers and the careers of others. They’ve become a paragon of dance music industry success by pioneering professional habits that have become standards for how DJs should market themselves in the 21st century. For example, they tour non-stop and film everything as part of an extensive tour diary. The film is then transformed into a series of mini-documentaries that are viewed tens of thousands of times each. It doesn’t hurt that both Myon and Shane 54 are the most gregarious and charasmatic people you will ever meet.
Their extremely popular International Departures Radio podcast is now on its 219th show. They have a side project with Aruna called Velveteen and often invite her to perform on stage with them. They have no hang-ups about collaborations, mash-ups, or special edits. In fact, Myon and Shane 54 take a great deal of pride in their mash-up and remix mastery, transforming the world’s biggest tracks, like Andy Moor’s “Fake Awake”, into incredibly beautiful creations that are often wildly more popular than the originals. And when collaborating, they go straight for the industry’s jugular, choosing to work, for example, with Cole Plante, whose recent collaboration, “If I Fall” comes on the heals of their smash Billboard #1 single “Lie to Me”.
Suffice it to say that if you want a massive, uplifting, spiritual, emotional journey this weekend, this is the show.Purchase Tickets Here!