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Out Now: Karanda feat. Laura Shea - Agony (incl. Shawn Mitiska Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
December 17th, 2012

Previously released as part of the Enhanced Progressive 100 EP - Karanda's 'Agony' featuring Laura Shea is released in full, together with two super hot remixes from Shawn Mitiska and jjoo.

The unstoppable UK duo Karanda, deliver one of their biggest productions to date, this time working with singer songwriter Laura Shea to bring Enhanced Progressive the massive 'Agony'.

Whilst jjoo gives the record a club style rhythm and adds energy to melody, Shawn Mitiska cuts an all together more progressive edge, and uses the simplicity of the chords and vocals to show off this excellent production.

A must have release for Enhanced Progressive fans!

Out Now: Shingo Nakamura - Whither (Incl. Shawn Mitiska Remix) [Silk Royal Records]
November 27th, 2012

Shingo Nakamura has been an unstoppable force in progressive house and trance this past year, with numerous acclaimed and top-supported releases, including his recent "Only Silk 01" compilation. We witnessed a more driving, trance-influenced style from Shingo on his last contribution to Silk Royal: his anthemic remix of Dan & Sam's "Breaking The Illusion." On this release, Shingo returns to "vintage" progressive house form with "Whither," a jubilant cut that showcases all of Shingo's signature sounds.

On remix duty, American star Shawn Mitiska returns to Silk Royal with a clubby and truly euphoric take. Coming off his recent "Give Me A Sound" album launch (as part of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren), Shawn has wasted no time re-asserting himself as one of the top solo acts in progressive, most recently, with the Enhanced hit "Salt." His interpretation of "Whither" has a true dancefloor sensibility from the start, as it kicks off with a bouncy rhythm and jubilant groove. A gorgeous lead chord progression emerges early, which is punctuated by the beautiful vocal sample from the original mix. In the main break, an anthemic piano lead appears -- a truly stunning variation on the original lead theme. The powerful drop to follow proves that Shawn's extensive experience as a DJ has informed his production skills immensely.

Out Now: Shawn Mitiska feat. Hannah Ray - Salt [Enhanced Progressive]
November 19th, 2012

A fine label debut from American talent Shawn Mitiska, and a long overdue return to Enhanced Progressive for Hannah Ray in the form of 'Salt'.

Part of the legendary group Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, Shawn's known for his ability to present vocals with beauty and class, and 'Salt' is definitely both of those.

Hannah's gorgeous delivery is perfectly matched to the delicate instrumental, with Shawn's first class production shining through to make this a truly stunning record.

Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Give Me A Sound [S107 Records]
October 29th, 2012

Making us drown in their beats ever since their ‘Light The Skies’ burst onto the scene, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren present the next piece off their debut album. The colourful, warm ‘Give Me A Sound’, along with the three winning remixes of the official remix contest, now see the light of day.

In May 2012, after 6 years of collaborating, the debut album of US trio Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren was a fact. ‘Give Me A Sound’ rides that significant C,M&J sound that so many have gone to love. Diverse and surprising, the title-track to the album provided a solid base for upcoming producers to create their very own version, in the official ‘Give Me A Sound’ remix contest. Three winners were named, so next to the stunning original, it’s time for you to discover the remixes of Brad & Victor H, Sayphonik and Hristian Hristov.

It wasn’t an easy pick for Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, but luckily the talented trio has found its winners. The big winner and absolute number 1 of the remix contest is the remix of Canadian duo Brad & Victor H. They are responsible for a powerful and trancy interpretation with a piano driven break, making it absolutely fit for big-room purposes.

Sayphonik, the moniker of L.A.-based Phillip Saypanya, provided a playful and deep prog-trance remix with break-beat intermezzo’s, making it to number 2. Last but not least, there’s the warm, melodic and sun-drenched prog-house remix of Bulgarian producer Hristian Hristov. He’s the number 3 winner in the remix competition, once again proving that new talent is everywhere!

Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Fine Taste - Ready For Go [S107 Records]
September 10th, 2012

Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren land the next out-of-the-box gem of their ‘Give Me A Sound’ album, inviting Dutch producer Fine Taste on the ride called ‘Ready For Go’. Who’s ready for some prog-house play?

The C,M&J trio have certainly taken their time. 5 years after their breakthrough with ‘Light The Skies’, the two US producers and singer Jaren finally revealed their highly anticipated debut album. And a warm welcome was given. ‘Give Me A Sound’, crossing the borders of pop, house and prog, has something in stores for all genre-lovers. A specialty of Dutch producer Fine Taste, ‘Ready For Go’ rides diversity in the shape of funky progressive beats, a warm, playful melody and Jaren’s characteristic vocals. A tune that gets stuck on repeat before you know it.

Craving a bit more peak-time energy? Then you’ll love the Wezz Devall remix, riding a sturdy electro-house sound. For those into the trance beats, DJ Feel’s version of ‘Ready For Go’ will make an excellent play.

Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and Chris Jones - Starting Right Now (Official Music Video)
September 5th, 2012

The illustrious trio presents the next big tune to land on dance floor surfaces. ‘Starting Right Now’ is the diverse collab of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and UK singer Chris Jones.

May 2012 brought us the long-awaited debut album of US producer Matt Cerf and Shawn Mitiska and vocal lady Jaren Cerf. Fans of the talented trio had to wait 5 years to finally discover the world of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, and enjoy its far-stretching borders of musical blends. ‘Give Me A Sound’ also brought the mix of pop and prog-house, heard on ‘Starting Right Now’.

The follow-up to the successful ‘Witness’ doesn’t only feature the powerful vocals of Jaren, but also contains the warm, characteristic voice of UK singer Chris Jones. Known for his collabs with Armin van Buuren and Roger Shah, he makes a more than welcome appearance on the new C, M & J single.
‘Starting Right Now’ has the warm melodies, catchy vocals and energetic flow to get you hooked in an instant.

Ukrainian producer duo Ost & Meyer provide a warm, flowing prog-trance remix, while Finnish duo Maison & Dragen enlight ‘Starting Right Now’ with a prog-trance sound, adding a contagious and rocking vibe to the original.

Remix Contest: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Give Me A Sound
August 4th, 2012

Got holiday plans? You better reschedule. This August, you’ll be spending your days in the studio, creating your very own remix to Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren’s ‘Give Me A Sound’. A dreamy, eclectic tune that calls for a new and original interpretation… by you!

In May 2012, after 6 years of collaborating, the debut album of US trio Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren was a fact. ‘Give Me A Sound’ rides that significant C,M&J sound that so many have gone to love. Diverse and colorful, the title-track to the album now provides a solid base for upcoming producers to create their very own version, in the official ‘Give Me A Sound’ remix contest!

If your remix makes it as the ultimate favorite of Matt Cerf, Shawn Mitiska and Jaren, you will not only have the remix released on Armada Music’s S107 Records, included in the official single release of the track, but you could also win a pair of KRK KNS 8400 Studio Headphones, exclusive sound sets from Freshly Squeezed Samples and even a 100£ in cash!!! So if you think you’ve got the creative mind we’re looking for and you know your way around in the studio, then hurry up and start working on the remix!

Remix parts of ‘Give Me A Sound’ are available on Beatport.
The remix contest ends August 31st, so keep an eye on the deadline and don’t be late!

Shawn Mitiska Silk Royal Showcase 141 Guestmix
July 2nd, 2012

I recently put together an exclusive guest-mix for the Silk Royal Showcase, make sure to grab your FREE copies on my Soundcloud and enjoy!

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mixing.dj interviews Shawn Mitiska about his debut artist album on Armada Music
June 4th, 2012

I recently sat down with mixing.dj for an interview about my debut artist album on Armada Music with Matt Cerf and Jaren entitled 'Give Me A Sound', check it out!

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Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and Chris Jones - Starting Right Now [S107 Records]
May 28th, 2012

The illustrious trio presents the next big tune to land on dance floor surfaces. ‘Starting Right Now’ is the diverse collab of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and UK singer Chris Jones.

May 2012 brought us the long-awaited debut album of US producer Matt Cerf and Shawn Mitiska and vocal lady Jaren Cerf. Fans of the talented trio had to wait 5 years to finally discover the world of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, and enjoy its far-stretching borders of musical blends. ‘Give Me A Sound’ also brought the mix of pop and prog-house, heard on ‘Starting Right Now’.

The follow-up to the successful ‘Witness’ doesn’t only feature the powerful vocals of Jaren, but also contains the warm, characteristic voice of UK singer Chris Jones. Known for his collabs with Armin van Buuren and Roger Shah, he makes a more than welcome appearance on the new C, M & J single.
‘Starting Right Now’ has the warm melodies, catchy vocals and energetic flow to get you hooked in an instant.

Ukrainian producer duo Ost & Meyer provide a warm, flowing prog-trance remix, while Finnish duo Maison & Dragen enlight ‘Starting Right Now’ with a prog-trance sound, adding a contagious and rocking vibe to the original.

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Beatportal interviews trance trio Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren about their debut LP on Armada
May 22nd, 2012

Most trance fans will have first heard of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren back in 2007 when Armin van Buuren opened his A State of Trance compilation with their beautiful ”Light The Skies” track. Five years on, the LA-affiliated trio of Matt Cerf, Shawn Mitiska, and Jaren Cerf have had three IDMA nominations, peaked at #3 in the Dutch dance charts, collaborated with the likes of Rank 1 and Dash Berlin, and have just released their debut artist album, Give Me A Sound, which we currently have for you exclusively through Armada Music. Here we check in with the crew to get all the gritty details.

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Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren (Artist Album) 'Give Me A Sound'
May 11th, 2012

As one of EDM’s most promising and beloved trio’s, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren form a more than extraordinary league of musicians. Joined forces since 2006, producers Matt Cerf and Shawn Mitiska and singer/songwriter Jaren Cerf have been making waves since bursting onto the dance scene with their first hit ‘Light The Skies’. The mix of emotional prog-trance, strong vocals, striking lyrics and powerful beats turned out to be the formula to worldwide success, resulting in worldwide club hits such as ‘Saved Again’, ‘You Never Said’, ‘Man On The Run’, ‘Beggin’ You’ and more.

After more than 6 years of collaborating, the debut album of the remarkable trio will finally land. ‘Give Me A Sound’ is everything and more, with the significant sound that so many have grown to love. Featuring high class collaborations with the likes of Dash Berlin, Pulser, Rank 1, Audien, Chris Jones, Fine Taste and many more, the 13 tracks of the CM&J album each shine their own light. From guitar-driven pieces like ‘Our Neighborhood’ to the heartfelt beat-ballad ‘Part of Me’ and contagious, housy ‘Ready For Go’, Give Me A Sound will bring out all colors of electronic dance music.

With ‘Give Me A Sound’, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren reveal just how good three minds can think alike.

Give Me A Sound’ is out now!

Shawn Mitiska Podcast - Episode 028 with Audien Guestmix
April 30th, 2012

Make sure to check out Episode 028 of the Shawn Mitiska Podcast including an exclusive 30 minute guestmix from Audien

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Pre-order: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren album 'Give Me A Sound'
April 26th, 2012

As one of EDM’s most promising and beloved trio’s, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren form a more than extraordinary league of musicians. Joined forces since 2006, producers Matt Cerf and Shawn Mitiska and singer/songwriter Jaren Cerf have been making waves since bursting onto the dance scene with their first hit ‘Light The Skies’. The mix of emotional prog-trance, strong vocals, striking lyrics and powerful beats turned out to be the formula to worldwide success, resulting in worldwide club hits such as ‘Saved Again’, ‘You Never Said’, ‘Man On The Run’, ‘Beggin’ You’ and more.

After more than 6 years of collaborating, the debut album of the remarkable trio will finally land. ‘Give Me A Sound’ is everything and more, with the significant sound that so many have grown to love. Featuring high class collaborations with the likes of Dash Berlin, Pulser, Rank 1, Audien, Chris Jones, Fine Taste and many more, the 13 tracks of the CM&J album each shine their own light. From guitar-driven pieces like ‘Our Neighborhood’ to the heartfelt beat-ballad ‘Part of Me’ and contagious, housy ‘Ready For Go’, Give Me A Sound will bring out all colors of electronic dance music.

With ‘Give Me A Sound’, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren reveal just how good three minds can think alike.

Give Me A Sound’ will be released May 11th.

Tracks:

Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Give Me A Sound (03:09)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Circles (03:09)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Fine Taste - Ready For Go (03:05)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and Chris Jones - Starting Right Now (03:05)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Our Neighborhood (02:55)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Audien - Play Our Lives (03:11)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren feat. Josie - Let's Run Away (03:07)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Part Of Me (03:00)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Beggin' You (03:01)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Dash Berlin - Man On The Run (03:04)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Rank 1 - Witness (03:04)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Another World (03:08)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Pulser - Our Little Secret (03:00)

Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Rank 1 - Witness (Official Music Video)
April 26th, 2012

America's infamous trio Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren are back in business and making sure you know it. Together with Dutch duo Rank 1, they present the first single of their upcoming artist album, 'Witness'!

Since 2008, C,M&J have been making waves with tracks like 'Light The Skies', 'You Never Said', 'Beggin' You' and Dash Berlin collab 'Man On The Run'. Matt Cerf, Shawn Mitiska and Jaren Cerf stand for a sound that is unlike others. The same applies to Dutch duo Rank 1, with Benno de Goeij and Piet Bervoets as the masterminds behind legendary classics such as 'Airwave', 'Such Is Life' and '. L.E.D. There Be Light'. When the musical synergy of 5 collided into one, 'Witness' became the stunning result. A melodic, melancholic prog-trancer, heavily supported by the DJ elite and loved by the crowd. And now, finally out on the beloved Armind label!

Swiss duo Chris Reece searched for the perfect prog-house interpretation of 'Witness', and found it! Argentinean talent Tomas Heredia gave 'Witness' a big-room stimulation, bursting with energy.

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