Shane 54

Shane 54

Real Name:
Császár Előd
He has been a well-known pop artist in his home country of Hungary for more than a decade. In that time he has released 10 albums either as an artist and / or producer, scored numerous nationwide hits, and done tons of remixes for a wide range of Hungarian artists.
Two years ago, after finishing his first international job, remixing Spandau Ballet's smash 'Gold', he decided to turn his energy entirely to the electronic dance music scene. With that 'Shane 54' was born…

Before he was famous in the trance industry he caused a car accident, driving at around 100 km/h in Budapest on 17 December 1998, killing a 25-year-old police lieutenant. He was under the influence of drugs during the accident. He was sentenced to 1 year, 6 months of imprisonment suspended to 3 years. It also turned out that after the accident he tried to cheat with his insurance to get money for his ruined car. This resulted in public uproar and temporarily held back his career in Hungary. After this incident he has got the notorious nickname "Copkiller" in Hungary.

When Hungary's most popular DJ (Sterbinszky) decided to make his first album, he asked Shane to contribute on it. Finally they made two tracks together, 'Avalon' and 'Take Me Away'. They've been released on 'Discography' in Hungary only.

After a few early trance tunes, his first internationally released material was the Shane 54 remix for Cosmicman's 'I Love You' This gained him some great reviews around the internet dance community, which helped drive the single to number 10 in the Finnish National Dance Chart. Since then it's been signed to 16inch Records for an eminent release.

His first official Shane 54 track was 'Souvenir De Chine', a remake of the 1982 Jean Michel Jarre classic. This initially started as an unofficial remix for Fire & Ice, who decided not to use the mix on their release. Determined that his version was a winner, Shane got in contact with Elef Tsiroudis a.k.a. Plastic Angel who signed the tune immediately to his own Afterglow label. A Stargaze remix was added to the B-side and the promos went out. Within days, Dutch dj Armin Van Buuren had added the Stargaze mix to his playlist for his live shows as well as his weekly radio show heard all over the world via the internet. Not a bad endorsement to say the least!

Shane was then commissioned by EMT Design (Finland) to do a remix for The Scarab vs. Inzite's 'Unity Of Earth 2002', immediately followed up by a progressive uplifting mix for Labworks 'Ibiza Sunrise'. A track that got great early reviews and has just been signed to the 'A Trance Communication Release' label!

Together with the Dutch dance company DTF Productions Shane founded the DTF Recordings label. The first release, Shane 54 - Equinoxe 4, has been released. The vinyl includes a killer hard trance mix by Mat Silver vs. Tony Burt. Both versions are already getting hammered by various top DJ's.

Shane 54 Discography


CD 062-2 Shane 54 My Way(CD, Album, Mixed) Boring Records CD 062-2 Hungary 2004 Sell This Version
Shane 54 Laptop DJ (Album) EMI Hungary 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shane 54 / Stargaze Shane 54 / Stargaze - Souvenir De Chine Afterglow Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Shane 54 Equinoxe 4 DTF Recordings Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
JUNIOR 01 DJ Junior And Shane 54 Featuring Michelle Wild DJ Junior And Shane 54 Featuring Michelle Wild - 69 (Remixes)(12", Promo) Not On Label JUNIOR 01 Hungary 2003 Sell This Version
Shane 54 VV3 (Single) M-RTL Rt. Hungary 2004 Sell This Version
Misja Helsloot feat. Shane 54 Misja Helsloot feat. Shane 54 - Back From Your Past (Single) First Second Records Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Van Eyden* And Hampshire* Ft. Shane 54 Van Eyden* And Hampshire* Ft. Shane 54 - Futuristic (Single) Flux Delux, Flux Delux UK 2005 Sell This Version
Shane 54 vs Abel Ramos Shane 54 vs Abel Ramos - Kippenvelmeter DTF Spain Spain 2005 Sell This Version
P0093 Shane 54 Feat. Mester Tamás Shane 54 Feat. Mester Tamás - Altass El(CD, Maxi, Promo) EMI P0093 Hungary 2006 Sell This Version


SMD#2032, SMD2032 Shane 54 1000 Lullabies(6xFile, MP3, 320) Shah-Music Digital, Shah-Music Digital SMD#2032, SMD2032 Germany 2007
Shane54* Feat Jenny Jordan (2) Shane54* Feat Jenny Jordan (2) - Paradise (Single) Nettwerk Europe 2016

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May 16, 2012
the biography doesnt mention thath this guy caused a car accident when he was driving drugged and drunk, and killed a cop.


February 29, 2012
edited 8 months ago
The nu nrg remix of this shane's track 'vampire' (ft. Carrie Skipper) is my all time favorite trance track. Such a shame it never saw a release.

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