Mentor My Mix - Podcast SHDWS

Mentor My Mix Ep. 014 with Shdws – From getting signed to Night Bass and Divided Souls to Parc ‘N Rave shows with Insomniac

Shawn Mercado, aka SHDWS, is a producer, DJ, engineer, sound designer, Bay Area native, and Pyramind Alumni.

In this episode of Mentor My Mix, Shawn shares his experiences with DJing and promoting for iconic San Francisco clubs like EPR, Ruby Skye, and City Nights.

He’s produced music previously as M3RC, and spent years honing his craft and discovering his signature style, leading into rebranding and releasing a polished sound under the SHDWS moniker.

SHDWS has released music for Night Bass and Divided Souls, and recently collaborated with Blossom.

Furthermore, in this episode Shawn discusses his experience with Wax Motif’s Park ’N Rave Livestream, and what it was like performing for a socially distant audience and tens of thousands of viewers on Insomniac’s Twitch and YouTube streams.

After our initial discussion, Shawn does us the honor of breaking down his debut release with Divided Souls, Vixen.

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