Shapov's 'Chasing Shadows' Exclusive Mix

Feb 24, 2020
Shapov's 'Chasing Shadows' Exclusive Mix
 
Today we’re thrilled to be celebrating Shapov’s exciting new music and sound! Shapov has been dominating the circuit with massive collaborations with Axwell, Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici and NERVO, and he’s not stopping there! With a jam-packed release schedule ready, Shapov is looking forward to a bright 2020 starting with his highly anticipated release of “Chasing Shadows,” forthcoming on February 28 on Armada [pre-save here]. Listen to it in his Exclusive Mix, along with over 7 new IDs and exclusives as we take a deep dive into Shapov’s world in his interview!
 
 
Over the past decade, you’ve enjoyed an illustrious career – getting your start as Hard Rock Sofa, then going solo and collaborating with Axwell, Armin van Buuren, and most recently Vini Vici and NERVO! What are your proudest moments of your career so far?
I am really happy about where I’m at today! Through all of those years it's really amazing to see the evolution of the music industry. I am proud about working with people like Axwell, Armin, Vini Vici, NERVO, and many other producers. Having worked with so many talented people, I believe that the success in my career is all about teamwork. I appreciate that people help each other and present new talents and ideas to the world! It makes me feel proud when music goes out and people are listening and enjoying it.
 
Your next release forthcoming on Armada called “Chasing Shadows” is a song that you first premiered way back in 2015. How has the track evolved since its first play to the version it is today?
The version that was played in 2015 was totally different and not finished. I received a new vocal, new sounds and good old vibes back from 2015 to 2020. I believe that good music never gets old and I really wanted this song to be out because many people keep requesting it. I am happy with the final result and excited that it's gonna be released soon.
 
 
How did your journey as a producer start? What made you fall in love with electronic music?
It was a long journey –  I listened to music on cassettes back in the day. My older brother Vadim from Swanky Tunes showed me the world of house music and how to produce. I was very patient about music and working hard in the studio – when I was younger l went to many clubs and checked how people dance and I love to dance also. Through the music I can express my feelings to people and show my world. 
 
You’re known for regularly road-testing lots of IDs in your DJ sets. What are your top 3 unreleased records right now that are getting an amazing reaction from the crowd?
I love “Chasing Shadows” and am excited to play this live. I also mixed two deep house tracks which are fresh and with amazing vibes!
 
And of course I’ve got some more rave sounds in the mix, as it's a big part of my life and inspirations.
 
Are any of them in your Exclusive Mix today?
Yes I’ve got many IDs for you :-)
 
 
How do you feel your sound and musical tastes have evolved since you first started producing?
I started producing music in 2006 and now it's 2020 – so I've been in electronic music for about 15 years. Success with Hard Rock Sofa was a good step for my personal career. I met so many amazing people and I worked with them from there to build my own sounds – it was a big experience for me being able to connect with producers around the world!
 
There’s been a lot of evolution in the music scene from house to electro house to big room sounds then to bass house then back to house and techno. The most important part in dance music is the beat! When you have ideas you can always make fresh sounds and it doesn't matter which genre you produce. 
 
That's why you can see in my discography a big selection from club rave sounds to progressive, trance and a bit of psy trance ;-) It's amazing to provide new ideas to people and show how music can be different. I love discovering new genres and making new sounds.
 
Finally, what’s in store for Shapov for the remainder of 2020?
Finally my team and myself have sorted music plans. The next release is “Chasing Shadows” and then I plan to release a deep house EP with Nerak. Those tracks are a fresh production and I love those vibes so much! You can also expect more collaborations in different genres and some progressive and festival/club sounds.
 
"Chasing Shadows" drops this Friday, February 28th, but you can pre save it today! https://armadamusic.presave.io/t/chasingshadows
 
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Full tracklist info available at Shapov - 1001Tracklists Exclusive Mix 2020-02-24
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Shapov & NERAK - ID
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12
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5:38
NERAK & Shapov - ID
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9
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03
10:00
10 3
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04
12:47
9 3
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05
15:08
MORTEN - Polar [SPINNIN']
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125 Save
06
18:12
Shapov - ID
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13
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07
21:12
Armin van Buuren & Shapov - La Résistance De L'Amour [ARMIND (ARMADA)]
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131 Save
08
23:15
10 3
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09
26:45
Magnificence & Shapov - Unboring The Future [EPIC247]
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47 Save
10
28:24
Vini Vici & Shapov & NERVO - My World [ALTEZA (SMASH THE HOUSE)]
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57 Save
11
32:58
Shapov - ID
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6
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12
34:41
Armin van Buuren & Shapov - The Last Dancer [ARMIND (ARMADA)]
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13
39:17
Ørjan Nilsen & Dennis Sheperd & Nifra & Estiva - Cabin Fever (Ørjan Nilsen Club Mix) [IN MY OPINION]
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42 Save
14
41:47
Martin Garrix & Matisse & Sadko ft. Michel Zitron - Hold On [STMPD]
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66 Save
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44:17
Axwell & Years - Bliss (Artist Unconfirmed) [AXTONE]
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44:33
Calvin Harris & Alesso ft. Hurts - Under Control (Acappella) [SONY]
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139 Save
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46:20
Shapov ft. Cal - Chasing Shadows [ARMADA]
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