Poll 2012: Myon & Shane 54 | DJMag.com Skip to main content
Myon & Shane 54
down 29

Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:19

Best known for: 
Mash-ups, remixes, the International Departures radio show.
Tune of the year: 
Velvetine 'The Great Divide'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Seven Lions
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Hearing, to be the ultimate sound engineer.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
We like to party with them, not bore them.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM means mainstream music these days, and that means there's never been a better time to be a DJ or dance music producer. Dance music in general gets a lot of attention, so there are more opportunities to get your music out there.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
For years they've been paid by clubs to party, so it's really nothing new. The only difference is now they stand in the DJ booth instead of the VIP area.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
In 1993 I [Shane] was thrown out of a DJ booth. I have to admit there was a good reason for it. I was horrible...
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
DJing is about taste in music first and foremost. What you play and how you play it.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
It's somewhere in the US for sure.

Hungarian DJ/producers Myon & Shane54, known to their mothers as Márió Éget? and El?d Császár, come packed with one of the most unique attitudes in the trance scene.

And you won't hear these guys complaining about the explosion of 'EDM' in America; in 2012, it's opened more doors for them than at any other time in their career.

"It's been an incredible year for us. We were finally able to work on projects by pop artists like Jessie J and Craig David, and we're pushing the boundaries of what people think is acceptable in dance music. Our Andain remix became a major radio hit in the US, where we played a lot this year. We now have more fans there than in the rest of the world combined." Along the way, it's been their distinct approach to remixes and mash-ups that's helped them stand out from the trance pack.

"We always went after our own style, even when mash-ups weren't as popular as they are now. They inject freshness into tracks you'd love to play, but might be a little bored of and, if done right, a good mash-up can elevate two average tracks into megahit territory. It's a very powerful, but mostly underrated weapon."