A vibrant biography of Roger Shah. He is the creator of the balearic trance style. His shows are diluted with playing live instruments. He was known as DJ Shah. But since 2008, a German musician has performed under a real name - Roger Scha.
The path to world fame
Roger Shah was born in Gyeongen on April 29, 1972. Starting a career was more like a vertical take-off. In 1999, the debut composition “Claps” immediately appeared in the top five German dance charts. The next work, in the style of hard trance, “Commandments”, conquered the best dance floors in Germany.
In 2005, its unique sound was celebrated by world DJs. Showered with offers from the best labels. And Tiesto, being No. 1 in the DJ Mag ranking, included the song “Zanzibar” in the world compilation “In Search Of Sunrise: Los Angeles”. The best recommendations in the world of EDM are hard to imagine.
In 2006, Roger worked on a new unique style - balearic trance. The sounding feature is live guitar parts. The first single, WhiteSand, was a fantastic success. The track ended up on the ArminOnly 2006 show, where Eller van Buren played the guitar perfectly and was also included in the ASOT 2006 annual playlist. Dizzying success resulted in a signed contract with Armin van Buren.
In 2008, in the wake of success, Roger Shah began touring around the world. His warm and melodic compositions conquered the best clubs and festivals. Together with Armin, the world hit “GoingWrong” was released. Under the pseudonym Sunlounger, the album "SunnyTales" was released. A month later, DJ Shah presents the collection "Songbook". In parallel, Roger runs two programs on German radio: “Mellomania Deluxe” and “MagicIsland: Music for BalearicPeople”.
Overall, 2008 was a triumph for Roger Sha. 58th place in the ranking of the best DJs on the planet from the magazine "DJ Mag". The track "Lost" took the award "The Best Track Of The Year" at the ASOT 2008 radio show. At the Winter Music Conference, Roger was nominated for the title "Breakthrough of the Year 2008". And finally, the titled producer organized a subsidiary label on Armada - MagicIsland Recordings.
In 2009, Roger Shah was able to add 37 positions in the DJ Mag ranking and took the final 21 lines. In the same TOP in 2010, he was at 34th place, and in 2011 - at 51st. Another authoritative rating from Arminfan in 2013 gave Roger 38th place, and in 2014 - 64th.
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