Shadow Child Takes Us to the Stars with ‘Apollo 2’

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To get you movin’ and groovin’ into the weekend, Shadow Child released the second installment of his Apollo series!


Simon Neale, better known by his stage name Shadow Child, returned yesterday with the second installment in his three-part Apollo series. After dropping “Mars” mere weeks ago, the Food Music label boss has now gifted us with “Venus,” an electrifying rework of Binary Finary‘s “1998” that’s sure to have you shuffling all weekend.

“Mars” has proven to already be a fan-favorite, garnering support from fans and fellow artists alike. With its energetic, upbeat tempo and pulsing synths, it is one of those tunes that demands to be danced to. “Venus” keeps the retro trance party going and offers up a slightly slowed down take on the original, morphing the melody into a track that’s both timeless and irresistibly fresh. The echoing vocal sample is stunning as well and adds a certain haunting aspect to the song that excellently compliments the pumping bassline.

“Part 2 of Apollo keeps the ’90s Trance vibes coming with Venus, a special rework of Binary Finary’s 1998, which the original artists have given their full blessing to. Mars has had huge love and support already from the likes of Calvin Harris in his Love Regenerator live-streams. I’m so happy with how this project has been received and the freedom it’s offered me again musically.”

– Shadow Child

Check out Apollo 2 on Spotify below, download or stream the release on your favorite platform, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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If the first two installments are any indication, there’s no doubt that the third and final Apollo release will be yet another banger.

Although Shadow Child has been a key player in the scene for decades, this special project sees him pay homage to his early influences such as R&S Records and Sven Väth’s Harthouse and we are so here for it. If only we were able to get down to these tracks in a club beneath a disco ball… For now, however, we’ll just have to settle for our living rooms.


Shadow Child – Apollo 2 – Tracklist:

  1. 1988 (Venus)
  2. Mars

Shadow Child Apollo 2


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Sydney attributes her love for music from her mom, who insisted on playing The Foo Fighters and The White Stripes rather than Kiss FM whenever she drove carpool and agreed to allow Sydney to attend Coachella in the eighth grade as long as she could go with her. That first festival only greater affirmed Sydney’s passion for the scene, but it was not until 2013 when she attended Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour concert in Los Angeles that she discovered electronic music. She was hooked instantly and has since attended a total of 23 festivals, with countless concerts in between. Sydney’s favorite artists include RL Grime, Jauz, Jai Wolf, Louis The Child, Slander, Bearson and Big Gigantic but she is constantly on the look out for new music and artists to dance to. When she’s not scouring the internet for new tracks or grooving at a concert, Sydney studies Journalism and Biology full-time at the University of Oregon.

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