Listen to Sharam's three-hour mix live from Sonic Soul Tribe at Burning Man 2019

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"What you gonna play at Burning Man?"
That's the question I was asked by almost all my friends, and almost everyone had a strong opinion about it which kinda of threw me for a loop. Am I supposed to play what I always play or play something different? or a combination of both? Do I program it or just wing it?
Well, rather than over think it, I decided to wing it, like I've done all my DJ life (Never been the type to pre-program sets). Figured I'd let the vibe and the crowd inspire and dictate the course of the night, and what better setting than Burning Man, right? A place that oozes inspiration and since the amazing people at Sonic Soul Tribe provided me with a 3 hour time slot I decided to take people (and myself) on a journey.
I'm very happy to share with you 3 hours from a magical place in the middle of a neon desert.

You can be the judge.

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Big thanks to #SonicSoulTribe for hosting me and my crew at their camp. We an amazing experience.
Also special thanks to #RootSociety where I played to another sureal and incredible venue a few nights later. I'll be sharing that set soon as well.

- Sharam

Sharam prepares to release "The Rain," a new collaboration with Bengle

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Real house heads will remember the days when it wasn’t uncommon for artists to make multiple mixes of the same track for their release, and every DJ who played the record had their favorite mix. This way of doing things has fallen to the wayside in the days of digital, perpetuated by a fear that “splitting sales” might hurt chart positions. Well, Sharam wants you to know that he doesn’t care, and his new single hearkens back to this sacred, old school tradition. “The Rain” is not just one amazing record – it is three. Each mix is inspired by a different city - New York, London, and Detroit.

The track features the vocals of Adam Englefield, aka Bengle, who crafted these beautiful, haunting lyrics specifically for Sharam's ever-so-meloncholic sound. As if it was needed, the release further displays Sharam’s versatility as a producer, pouring his talent into 3 distinct mixes, each with its own special flavor around the vocals as if three different artists remixed it.

We kick things off with the New York mix, which alone sounds like three unique mixes. It starts deep and ominous, then moves into a building section which captures your attention as it moves continuously upward toward the final section, a huge and impending drop which has had crowds going nuts for months. The climax in the New York mix cannot be understated, it’s an explosion of energy the likes of which only Sharam could conjure.

We move next to the London mix. With its more straight-ahead arrangement amidst alluring melodies and hypnotic elements, this one is more apt for bigger rooms and festivals, yet its consistently deep and keeps the eerie and memorable vibe of the vocals at the forefront.

Finally, the Detroit mix provides an option for those who like their records dirty and raw. Where the New York and London mixes are sleek and polished, the Detroit mix strips things down to its bare, groovy essentials. Its classic, Juno-inspired chords and 909 snare smacks wouldn’t sound out of place in a 90’s house mix out of Chicago, but Sharam seemingly got his inspiration from Detroit. You be the judge.

Altogether, the three distinct mixes come together to create a diverse and exciting body of work that is at once dark, deep, epic, and singularly Sharam. He and Bengle have proven themselves a dream team, gifting the world with this unique record.

RELEASE SCHEDULE

  • October 4 - New York Mix available on Spotify and Apple Music

  • October 11 - All mixes available on Beatport, London mix on Spotify and Apple Music

  • October 18 - Detroit Mix available on Spotify and Apple Music

  • October 24 - All mixes available everywhere

Sharam Releases 'Lobi,' First Single of 2019

Anyone who has seen videos from Sharam's recent sets or listened to episodes of Yoshitoshi Radio of late is aware that the Yoshitoshi label boss is sitting on a treasure trove of new music. After wrapping up the Collecti chapter of his career with two ace remix packs in late 2018, Sharam is kicking off the new year with a release he has been teasing for months: 'Lobi.'

The track takes its name from the Lobi tribe of Eastern Africa, its core sample lifted from a unique tribal song which Sharam loops into an earworm hook. Underneath this bit of aural ecstasy, Sharam lays down a thumping bass groove with an almost Latin flare. His signature DnB style bass fills cut in and out before a wistful 303 riff and uplifting piano chords build to an astounding climax. It's this final drop that has had crowds all over the world going nuts during Sharam's peak moments. It's a perfect way to kick off what is sure to be a huge year for Sharam, with tons of new music and the beginning of the celebrations for Yoshitoshi's 25th anniversary.

Sharam Remixes Crooked Colours

As the acclaimed three-piece Australian outfit Crooked Colours gear up for their first major US headlining tour, the band have now released a carefully curated remix pack for their most recent single “I’ll Be There”. The tune received remix duties from some of the greatest record producers in the electronic genre, including fellow Australian flagship act Bag Raiders, Grammy Award-winning record producer Sharam, Belgium’s Kolombo, Portuguese multi-talented musician and skateboarder Xinobi, and more.

Sharam’s remix of “I’ll Be There” is typical Sharam; the Grammy-winning producer is known for his clever reworkings of vocal tracks. Sharam keeps the essence of the original while adding his own unique flavor to the mix, creating a deep and club-ready remix that’s become an integral part of Sharam’s recent sets.

Sharam's Collecti Remixes - Out Now

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It’s been one year since Sharam released his sprawling third artist album Collecti. The work was praised by a wide range of DJ’s and respected outlets and proved that the legendary DJ and Yoshitoshi label owner has his finger to the pulse when it comes to the underground.

To celebrate Collecti’s one-year anniversary, we’ve commissioned the first round of remixes from some of the most cutting edge names in dance music, and the resulting packages is a diverse and exciting mix of styles and sounds.

French techno mainstay Olivier Giacomotto kicks things off with his remix of “Amnesi,” a track originally inspired by the sounds of 90’s drum n’ bass. Giacomotto starts off deep and gradually builds to a frenetic and funky drop filled with phased and flanged out synth work. Next, Italian up-and-comer DJ Dep makes his Yoshitoshi debut with his remix of Sharam’s 2009 classic Texi, delivering a hard-driving tech house excursion that takes the iconic melody riff of the original and plants it over an insatiable, stripped down groove.In addition to these stellar remixes, Sharam has provided new “2020” edits of both tracks. Collecti Remixes Part 1 will be available on Beatport and Spotify on October 12th, and a second remix package will follow in early 2019.

Sharam Remixes Paul Simon's 'I Know What I Know'

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It’s not often you get to remix such legendary artists as Paul Simon. So when I was approached to do a remix for the 25th anniversary of his seminal album Graceland, I was extremely honored and couldn’t say no. Paul has been an inspiration for countless artists over the years (including myself).

I have been playing this mix exclusively for over a year to countless inquires. I'm very happy to finally share it with the world.

My "Motherland Mix" of “I Know What I Know,” is out today on all major channels, go give it a listen!

Sharam Kicks off 2018 with Two Remixes

With 2018 not even through its first quarter, Sharam has already on track to have yet another hugely productive year.  In January, his first remix since December 2016, a dark and winding update on Luzon’s classic record ‘Manila Sunrise,’ was released on Beatport and quickly entered the genre’s top 10.  Listen via Progressive Astronaut.

Not content to just sit back and watch the charts, Sharam unleashed another remix in on February 23 of OC & Verde and Eli & Fur’s first official collaboration “Sweet Perfection,” which is out (along with the original mix) on Sharam’s hugely influential label Yoshitoshi Recordings.  The package, which has seen rotation on BBC Radio 1 from Pete Tong and Danny Howard, is already taking the Beatport charts by storm. Listen via Mia Mendi.  

Sharam announces new album "Cities"

"Well... this week marks the beginning of the next chapter. I start my next album. Its an exciting new project called #Cities where I will be collaborating with some of my favorite producers/people. DJs and friends that I look up to, admire, and am eager to learn from. Each track will be named after the ‘City’ those fine producers are from. This is a project that will require an unprecedented amount of focus and efficiency from me, as such I have decided to not do any gigs for the winter months into spring. I’m hoping at the end of this journey I will have something really cool and exciting to share with you guys. Something that I, and my collaborators can be proud of. The aim, as it’s always been with me, is to push the boundaries and possibilities of music and have fun in the process.


I do have one previously scheduled gig in NY on Feb (8) at The Good Room. I will use that opportunity to test drive some of these new cuts. I’m already looking forward to that, but mostly I’m intrigued and excited about the new possibilities this project brings. I will not be as active on my socials but will keep you guys in the loop about what’s happening. Perhaps even share the struggle as i’m sure it’s not gonna be all smooth sailing, but that’s part of the process.
Yoshi Radio will continue as a weekly show and will serve as my ‘DJ practice’ so that I stay in ‘DJ Shape’ for when I get back on the road.


Until then... Stay True, Stay Cool, Stay Deep and Stay Gold!"

- Sharam

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