SHERMANOLOGY

Iva Zrnčić
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SHERMANOLOGY Setting yourself apart amongst the vast Dutch EDM movement is an accomplishment achieved by few artists – Shermanology, however, are one of them. Instilled with funk affecting jazz-stylings and a seductive soulful edge, their unique brand of electronic music is like nothing heard on the clubland circuit now, and not ever. Having set the world alight in all 4 corners, 2013 is set to send the globe into inferno - we have only seen the start from the Shermanology 3-piece and the future is set to send them stratospheric. They started as Andy and Dorothy, musically schooled by their Father and Uncle who were soul artists in their own right, The Sherman Brothers. Growing up with an appreciation of the greats, the pair only listened to the finest funk artists - Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bebe & Cece Winans and Earth Wind & Fire. Watching the experts rehearse and hone the craft of rhythm and soul gave them the vision of their sound today – the most metric, progressive dance music heard worldwide. 2006 saw this dream realized when they took the scene by storm with 3 Minutes To Explain. This enormous club track was alongside the 2 greats, Fedde Le Grand and Funkerman, which validated the duo’s colossal potential. Leon Sherman then entered the frame to create once of the most diverse music families around – Shermanology as we know them today, was born.

Now, their rapid passage to greatness has been cemented on the global stage. The lyrical genius in Blessed of 2011 was one of the ultimate endorsements of this accolade, decorating them as truly distinctive electronic artists; the track that took Avicii’s much-loved hooks and catchy melodies to another dimension and critical acclaim put them firmly on the map. It was then in March of 2012 that EDM party-lovers were stopped in their tracks as Can’t Stop Me was unleashed on the masses. Highlighting their multiplicity and aptitude for production - Afrojack’s collaborative smash is one part trance mastery, the other incredible Shermanology lyricism, which rides the wave of bass like a perfectly matched melody to a classic soul record. Loved all over and a 2012 summer choice, the track sent Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas wild where Shermanology played enormous sets to thousands of crazed fans. As a live act, the trio only set themselves from the pack further… Sold out venues in the hottest clubbing destinations and a growing reputation for anthemic live shows led to the next perfect and logical second alliance with Afrojack. JACKED – tipped as the paramount dance experience of the year – was made that much more special with the support of Shermanology. The trio tore the roof down from country to country with new track, Living 4 The City, proving a JACKED favorite in every location. A certified banger produced alongside fellow compatriot R3hab, the four of them teased fans for over a year before sending them in to rapture in October when it was finally released on the burgeoning Wall Recordings. Dorothy proclaims, “There is energy in the air” to kick off the record and this does not look set to change for Shermanlogy’s prospects in 2013 and years to come. With more awesome collabs and original material to come, the sky is the limit. Shermanology, you can’t stop them, No!

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