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Dennis Sheperd

Description
Berlin-based, Dennis Sheperd is widely recognised as one of the rising stars of global trance music. The 28 year old DJ / producer, has seen his productions consistently supported by some of the biggest names in electronic music, including; Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten to name a few. Trance star, Gareth Emery recently described Dennis Sheperd as “definitely a hot name to watch".

As a DJ, Dennis Sheperd is seriously in demand. His mixing skills and innate ability to connect with clubbers, has seen him tearing up dancefloors in over 20 countries so far. He’s spun his unique blend of progressive trance at clubs and festivals in such diverse locations as Germany, Ibiza, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Finland, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and many more.

Dennis has graced the decks alongside every big name in trance. His ‘future superstar‘ status has been confirmed by recent gigs such as, ASOT 550 in Den Bosch (Nertherlands), ASOT 600 in Sofia (Bulgaria – where he performed to over 6000 fans), Nature One mainstage in Kastellaun (Germany) and Mayday mainstage in Dortmund (Germany - where he performed to over 10,000 fans). Christmas 2013 will see him spread his trance message across Australia on a much anticipated tour, playing the country’s biggest clubs, including Home in Sydney.

2014 is set to be a huge year for Dennis Sheperd, as he launches his own record label, ‘A Tribute To Life‘, the name for which trance fans know and love him worldwide. He will release his highly anticipated second album on the label, alongside new single releases on other eminent labels, such as, Black Hole, How Trance Works (a collaboration with Ana Criado and Cold Blue; the official follow up to the global smash, ‘Fallen Angel‘) High Contrast Recordings (a collaboration with Rank 1) and Sola Recordings (a collaboration with Headstrong).

2014 will also see the launch of the first Dennis Sheperd radio show / podcast‚ also called, ‘A Tribute To Life‘. The show will include interactive features, exclusive new tracks and remixes and the best trance from around the world. It will broadcast on the first Monday of every month on the respected channel, Digitally Imported Trance.

Hailing originally from Essen in Germany, Dennis Sheperd announced his arrival on the global electronic music scene in 2007, with the original, ‘A Tribute to Life’, a statement underlining his unconditional, positive outlook, and a huge dancefloor hit, supported by some of the world’s biggest DJs. His credentials were further underlined by his subsequent signing to renowned label, Euphonic Records. Euphonic founders, Kyau & Albert called him, “Germany’s most promising newcomer in Progressive Trance”, a plaudit he quickly proved with three successful releases in 2009; Dennis Sheperd ‘Black Sun’ (Euphonic), tyDi & Dennis Sheperd ft. Marcie ‘Somehow’ (Armada Music), and Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue ‘Freefalling’ (High Contrast Recordings). These tracks were heavily supported in clubs and on radio around the world, winning a global fan base and guaranteeing Dennis Sheperd’s status as ‘one to watch’.

He won ‘Best New Artist of 2010‘ in his hometown of Essen, inspiring him to push his music career forwards, culminating in the release of his debut album ‘A Tribute To Life‘ in 2011 on High Contrast Recordings. This album made serious waves in the trance world, spawning the massive dancefloor hit, ‘Fallen Angel‘ ft Ana Criado, a geniune trance anthem that hit #1 in the Beatport Trance Chart. ‘Fallen Angel‘ remains a hugely popular track, sung along to by thousands of fans around the world when played by Dennis, and still a constant in the playlists of the biggest DJs in the scene. Other notable featured artists include Jonathan Mendelsohn on ‚ ‘Bring Me Back‘ and Molly Bancroft on, ‘Silence‘.

By the end of 2012, Dennis Sheperd had carved out a reputation as a trance DJ / Producer to be reckoned with. He mixed the second CD of the massive German Trance compilation ‘Technoclub’ and collaborated with Trance/Techno legend Talla 2XLC for the single release, ‘Two Worlds’. The promo video for ‘Two Worlds’ was shot at the ‘Technoclub’ album release party in Frankfurt. Further big collaborations followed in 2012, with Markus Schulz on ‘Go!’ a track that hit #2 in the Beatport Trance charts and with Ronski Speed on ‘Karoshi’.

It’s not just his productions and collaborations that have set dancefloors alight. Dennis Sheperd has established himself as a much in demand remixer. Artists who have requested his remix touch include Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Tiësto pres. Allure, Kyau & Albert, DJ Shog, tyDi and more.
Releases
NameLabelRelease Date
142 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel High Contrast Recordings 11 July 2011
1062 x50 Dennis Sheperd feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Bring Me Back High Contrast Recordings 13 September 2011
1144 x50 Dennis Sheperd - A Tribute To Life High Contrast Recordings 16 September 2011
2424 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Alan Morris feat. Sue McLaren - I Die High Contrast Recordings 31 October 2011
4504 x50 Dennis Sheperd - A Tribute To Life (Extended Versions) High Contrast Recordings 24 February 2012
5709 x50 Markus Schulz & Dennis Sheperd - Go! Coldharbour Recordings 23 April 2012
8852 x50 Dennis Sheperd feat. Molly Bancroft - Silence High Contrast Recordings 27 August 2012
10318 x50 Dennis Sheperd - Edge Of The World High Contrast Recordings 22 October 2012
13478 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (The Remixes) High Contrast Recordings 25 February 2013
14019 x50 Ronski Speed & Dennis Sheperd - Karoshi Euphonic Records 18 March 2013
19676 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue - Freefalling (Dennis Sheperd 2013 Mix) High Contrast Recordings 30 September 2013
23683 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue & Ana Criado - Every Word How Trance Works 17 February 2014
24173 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue & Ana Criado - Every Word (Uplifting Mix) How Trance Works 3 March 2014
24317 x50 Rank 1 & Dennis Sheperd - Freudenrausch High Contrast Recordings 17 March 2014
26580 x50 JES, Cold Blue & Dennis Sheperd - Runaway Magik Muzik 19 May 2014
26975 x50 Dennis Sheperd - We Are Who We Are / Sofia EP High Contrast Recordings 2 June 2014
31362 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Sylvia Tosun - We Are A Tribute To Life 17 November 2014
32906 x50 Dennis Sheperd feat. Chloe Langley - Bring You Home (Remixes) A Tribute To Life 5 January 2015
33872 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Artisan - Neocortex A Tribute To Life 16 February 2015
35438 x50 Dennis Sheperd feat. Christina Novelli - Starlight A Tribute To Life 7 April 2015
35692 x50 Dennis Sheperd - Fight Your Fears A Tribute To Life 17 April 2015
37023 x50 Dennis Sheperd & Katty Heath - Where I Begin A Tribute To Life 7 August 2015
Track Credits
Dennis Sheperd - Left Of The World (Mike Shiver Dub)
Writer and producer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Bring Me Back (Club Mix)
Writer and producer
Marc Marberg vs. Kyau & Albert - Neo Love (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Allure feat. Christian Burns - On The Wire (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Allure feat. Christian Burns - On The Wire (Dennis Sheperd Radio Edit)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel
Writer and producer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (Dennis Sheperd Club Mix)
Writer, producer, and remixer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Bring Me Back (Album Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue - Not Too Late (Dennis Sheperd Album Mix)
Producer and remixer
tyDi & Dennis Sheperd feat. Marcie - Somehow (Sebastian Brandt vs. Sheperd Album Mix)
Producer and remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (Radio Edit)
Producer
Nektarios meets Kirsty Hawkshaw & Jan Johnston - Invisible Walls (Dennis Sheperd Remix Edit)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (Cold Blue Club Mix)
Producer
Axwell - Heart Is King (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd - A Tribute To Life
Writer and producer
Ostrega - First Scream (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Another World (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Armin van Buuren - Mirage (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Mario Hammer feat. Asheni - Life Before The Earthquake (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Alan Morris feat. Sue McLaren - I Die (Album Extended Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd & Alan Morris feat. Sue McLaren - I Die (Dennis Sheperd Club Mix)
Producer and remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Alan Morris feat. Sue McLaren - I Die (Ferrin & Morris Remix)
Producer
Ronski Speed feat. Renee Stahl - Out Of Control (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Rank 1 & Dennis Sheperd - Freudenrausch
Producer and writer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Bring Me Back (Extended Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (Extended Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd - Stay Awake (Extended Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd - Not Too Late (Extended Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd - I Die (Extended Mix)
Producer
tyDi & Dennis Sheperd feat. Marcie - Somehow (Sebastian Brandt vs. Sheperd Album Extended Mix)
Producer and remixer
Dennis Sheperd & Talla 2XLC - Two Worlds
Producer
Markus Schulz & Dennis Sheperd - Go!
Writer and producer
DJ Shog - ComeBack (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Markus Schulz & Dennis Sheperd - Go! (Radio Edit)
Writer and producer
Dennis Sheperd - Black Sun (Ronski Speed Remix)
Writer and producer
DGoh - Next Wave (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Molly Bancroft - Silence (Club Mix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Molly Bancroft - Silence (Club Dub)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd - Edge Of The World
Writer and producer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Molly Bancroft - Silence (Steve Brian Remix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado - Fallen Angel (Lange Remix)
Producer
Ronski Speed & Dennis Sheperd - Karoshi
Producer
Markus Schulz feat. Sarah Howells - Tempted (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Aiden Arie - Tabriz (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remixer
Markus Schulz feat. Sarah Howells - Tempted (Dennis Sheperd Radio Edit)
Remixer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Chloe Langley - Bring You Home
Producer
Markus Schulz & Dennis Sheperd - Go! (Extended Mix)
Producer and writer
Dennis Sheperd & Sylvia Tosun - We Are
Producer
Dennis Sheperd feat. Chloe Langley - Bring You Home (Ronski Speed Remix)
Producer
Dennis Sheperd & Artisan - Neocortex
Producer