On Friday, December 16th, 2022, many music enthusiasts around the globe were shocked to hear that German trance DJ and producer Sven Holger Greiner, popularly known as DJ Shog had passed away.
How did DJ shog die ?
The German music industry is mourning the loss of its beloved icon, Sven Holger Greiner, otherwise known as DJ Shog. After his death was announced by fellow producer Pierre Pienaar on December 16th, 2022,
“Saddened to hear about the passing of DJ Shog Official. Sven was a massive influence for me growing up and it was an honour for him to support my music over the years and include it on his Dream Dance compilation CDs. My condolences goes out to his friends and family.”
Many have taken to social media to express their sadness at the news. Positive memories from the trance community continue to be shared in remembrance of Greiner’s work over the years and his many musical achievements that established him as a leader in the industry.
What was his cause of death?
The trance music world was plunged into sorrow with the news of the passing of dj shot The beloved DJ and producer first made a name for himself over two decades ago in Hamburg, Germany and continued to work until his untimely death. No exact cause of death has been provided yet as per family and friend’s request for privacy; however everyone involved is doing everything they can to bring more information to light.
Who was Dj shog?
DJ Shog, was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1976. Little did he know at the time that he would grow to have a successful career as a global electronic music artist. At the start of the 90s, he began to explore his interest in deejaying and undertaking steps like attending private parties and entering DJ contests. These led him to perform at regular gigs in the north of Germany. The main propellant for his career came soon afterwards with the launch of his double-CD compilation series Technics-DJ-Set which featured CDs mixed by both himself and some well-known artists such as Cosmic Gate and Green Court. This catapulted him into worldwide recognition in the realm of electronic music.
DJ shog Early life and career
After eight months of internships at Cuepoint Records and Hamburg 1, Sven Greiner began the first year of audio-visual media sales training at EastWest Records in 1998. During this time, he joined Warner Special Marketing as a Junior Product Manager and was later promoted to Product Manager in 1999. By 2001, Greiner had achieved great success when his debut single with the alias DJ SHOG topped charts in Germany. He then began scouting dance/trends music for WEA Records two years following his promotion, an unprecedented event in the history of Warner Music. It is clear that Mr. Greiner has established himself as a qualified professional in different fields of media studies at Warner Music through over two decades of dedication.
Sven Greiner quickly gained popularity for his work as DJ SHOG, which earned him the chance to exhibit his abilities both domestically and abroad. As Warner Music’s marketing manager in 2003, he was not only responsible for overseeing a number of subordinates and managing multimillion-dollar annual budgets but also for acting as the product manager on projects like “The Dome”. Greiner did duty at events like DJ Meeting, Mayday, Nature One, “Echo” (the award ceremonies) among others as well as being a part of The Dome Line-Up family or Bravo Kick-Off meetings. Then in April 2004 he transitioned to freelance DJing profession with engagements from record labels like Sony, SonyBMG & many others.
Tributes pour to dj shog death
After the sudden and untimely death of German-born DJ Shog, tributes have been pouring into social media from fans around the world
He was a legend. His Dream Dance compilation was used at the ice fire rave in whk that revolutionised the dance scene in Namibia.
Oh no, I’m very sad to read that. 😔 He did some iconic tunes in his time. My thoughts go out to all his friends and family.
Very sad indeed love his stuff and remixes for Ian van Dahl and Lago and his own stuff
Oh I heard that he passed…sorry to hear Jay! 😮 That´s heartbreaking! Sending you my condolences! 🙏 I´m glad that you could be friends. By this photo it´s obvious you were very good friends! 🤗