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REVIEW: Roger Shah & Moya Brennan - Reasons To Live out on Magic Island records

Since 2011 fans have been waiting for this duo to return. Roger Shah and the Grammy-winning Vocalist Moya Brennan have teamed up once again to release a Trance supertune that couldn’t be any bigger, better and more breath-taking than the glorious ‘Reasons To Live’.

Surprising his fans with his most recent orchestral album ‘Singularity’ inspired by his work for Hollywood’s movie score and trailer houses as well as a brand new album entitled ‘Music for Meditation, Yoga, and Any Other Wellbeing Moments’ - the world’s first-of-its-kind ever released in immersive Auro-3D technology, Roger Shah’s artistic creativity seems to be climbing in his now twentieth year as a musician. As one of Germany’s finest, Mr. Balearic delivers on his capability to bring goosebumps to Trance playlists around the world. 

Joining forces with heaven’s voice, Moya Brennan, on ‘Reasons To Live’, this future classic is already setting sail to be one of the biggest tunes in Shah’s ever-growing, impressively diverse discography. Brennan’s soft, classical voice supported by choirs and Shah’s hypnotizing, pulsing beats are what Trance fans - from newbies to veterans - would describe as pure gold.

I’m very proud to be able to release another track with Moya. I’m a huge fan of her voice and always really enjoy working with her. This track, especially after releasing my orchestral album ‘Singularity’ earlier this year, is very special to me as it combines all my favorites in music – Moya’s incredible voice, orchestral sounds and epic Trance.’ Shah adds.

With today’s release of ‘Reasons To Live’, and the highly anticipated annual Magic Island - Music for Balearic People mix album Volume 7 slated for release on June 17th, Roger Shah promises this year will be one of his biggest yet. – Giving us just one more reason to live.

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Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
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 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Roger Shah has done it again by delivering a magnificent uplifting trancer of the highest quality. He combines his production skills with the beloved Irish singer Moya Brennan for the outstanding Reasons To Live. The package includes two superb versions to choose from depends on your mood for less or more singalong moments. The track is a powerful energetic super dynamic trancer with solid thumping basslines, pounding driving grooves and incredible main melodies and synthy plucks. In the breakdown the incredible vocal is highlighted from the stunning epic orchestral strings with classical music references. The lyrics are inspirational and absolutely motivating to carry on leaving and moving forward. The climax is hands in the air packed with all the melodic awesomeness and of course tears in your eyes while you shout  out loud There are Reasons to Live, lets hope peacefully and united as there are gloomy dark years ahead. #PureGold Love It [/content]

About Roger Shah: Roger Shah, Mr Magic Island, is a 5 times awarded DJ Mag Top 100 artist, with more than 500 releases in more than 80 countries and countless hit records. As a producer he has worked with artists such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Sarah MacLachlan and Kosheen. Roger's unique live performances have been rewarded for five consecutive years in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll with a peak at #21 and received a double EMPO nomination for Best Trance & Progressive DJ and Best Radio Show, and an IDMA award nomination as Break Through Artist in 2008. With his unique, globally renowned Balearic sound, he not only celebrates great success as a solo artist but also under various monikers. The most prominent alias is his Sunlounger project, with which he had chart entries on almost every continent. Roger releases most of his productions on his own Magic Island imprint with global sub-licenses. As a classical music composer he recently signed deals with some of the leading movie score/ trailer houses in Hollywood and started to work on orchestral cues.  

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