Sultan & Shepard

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Sultan and Shepard
Sultan and Ned Shepard at the 2012 Tent Party.jpg
Sultan (left) and Shepard (right) perform at the 2012 Tent Party in London, Ontario.
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada[1]
Genres Big Room House, Formerly: Progressive house[2]
Years active 2002–present
Labels Harem Records, Spinnin' Records
Associated acts Nadia Ali, Fedde le Grand, Morgan Page, BT
Website www.sultanshepard.com
Members Ossama Al Sarraf (Sultan)
Ned Shepard

Sultan and Shepard (stylized as Sultan + Shepard), Formerly Sultan + Ned Shepard, are a Canadian electronic music duo who frequently collaborate in record production, songwriting, and remixing.

Background[edit]

Sultan was born Ossama Al Sarraf. After living in Kuwait, Cyprus, and Egypt, he moved to Montreal in 1996 to pursue mechanical engineering and business. While in university, he became immersed in Montreal nightlife and the house scene. A series of gigs DJing led to the release of his first track, "Primal Instinct". Sultan was signed to Chug Records in 2001.[3] In 2004, Sultan starred in a documentary Being Osama which detailed his Christian Palestinian roots.

In 2002, after seeing Sultan DJing in Montreal, Shepard gave Sultan a demo CD of music he had been working on. Sultan called Shepard the following morning and expressed an interest in producing together.[4]

Shepard cites Brian Eno, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Faithless, and Sasha & John Digweed among his major inspirations. Sultan cites the same artists as well as Daft Punk and Deep Dish.[4]

In 2008, they formed Harem Records to release their music.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
2007 "Together We Rise" Non-album singles
"Itajai Vibes"
"Connected"
(featuring Stereomovies)
2008 "Tomorrow Never Dies"
"One Day"
"Let's Get Physical"
(featuring Zara)
"Jeopardy"
(featuring Kuba Oms)
"Eye Spy"
"Did We"
"A Fine Balance"
"Block Party"
(featuring Benny Blanco)
2009 "Kitsch"
"Crimson Sun"
(featuring Dirty Vegas)
2010 "Pink Panther"
"Deeper Underground"
2011 "Call My Name"
(featuring Nadia Ali)
2012 "Block Party"
"Somebody to Love"
(featuring Dirty Vegas)
"Organ Donor"
"Walls"
(featuring Quilla)
71
2015 "Make Things Right"
(featuring Tegan and Sara)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations and Featured in[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN FR
[5]
NED
Dutch
40
NED
Singles
100

[6]
US
Hot Dance
Club Songs
2010 "Past Dreaming"
(Funkagenda vs Sultan + Ned Shepard)
2011 "Running"
(Fedde Le Grand vs Sultan + Ned Shepard feat. Mitch Crown)
"In the Air"
(Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT feat. Angela McCluskey)
2012 "Send Me Your Love"
(Taryn Manning feat. Sultan + Ned Shepard)
1 Freedom City
2013 "Army"
(Sultan + Ned Shepard & NERVO feat. Omarion)
Non-album singles
"Long Way From Home"
(Fedde Le Grand & Sultan + Ned Shepard)
2 90
"No Good"
(Fedde Le Grand & Sultan + Ned Shepard)
60
2014 "Close to Me"
(Tiësto & Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring Quilla)
A Town Called Paradise
"Deeper Love"
(Junior Sanchez and Sultan + Ned Shepard)[7]
Non-album singles
"Keep Moving"
(Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion)[8]
"When We Were Young"
(Dillon Francis and Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring The Chain Gang of 1974)
Money Sucks, Friends Rule

Production discography[edit]

Remixography[edit]

All remixes listed have been released on the respective song's official remix EP unless noted otherwise.

Year Song Artist Release Note
2013 "Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars Nominated for Grammy
"Closer" Tegan and Sara
2012 "Time" Paris & Simo
"Beautiful People at 5am" Benny Benassi
"Send Me Your Love" Taryn Manning
"American Flash" Dean Cohen
"Give Me All Your Luvin'" Madonna
"Disobey" Kate Havnevik
"Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)" Nelly Furtado
2011 "Astana" Funkagenda
"Something for the Weekend" (featuring Luciana) Dave Aude
"Meiri" Thomas Sagstad
"The Edge of Glory" Lady Gaga Born This Way: The Remix
"Drunk Text" Manufactured Superstars
"Call Your Girlfriend" Robyn
"Army of Love" Kerli
"A Million Stars" BT
2010 "Island Breeze" Pashka
"One Hot Pleasure" Erika Jayne
"Outcome" Cevin Fisher, Paul Harris
"I Want You" Dean Coleman
"Hey Sexy Lady" i SQUARE
"Give It All Away" DJ Rap
"Fire in Your New Shoes" Kaskade Club Life: Volume One Las Vegas
"Fight for You" Morgan Page
"Century" Tiësto Kaleidoscope: Remixed
2009 "Invisible Man" Stephan Luke Ned Shepard solo
"Noisehead" Bsno
"Leave Me Alone" Cedric Gervais
"The Take" Paul Harris, Obernik
"You Can Be the One" Late Night Alumni Ultra Electro 3
"This Is Our Night" Sander Kleinenberg
"The Rose of Jericho" BT
"Love Story" Nadia Ali
"I Like That" Richard Vission
"Golden" Second Sun
"Dust in Gravity" Delerium
"Addicted" Serge Devant
2008 "Fever" Julie Dennis
"Pressure" Dirty Vegas
"Deliver Me" Paul Harris and Cevin Fisher
"Crash and Burn" Nadia Ali
"Asteroidz" DBN
"Wellness Park" Daniel Portman
2007 "Timelapse" Jiva

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sultan & Ned Shepard". The DJ List. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sultan & Ned Shepard". MN2S. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Biography of Sultan". RA. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c SoundSpectrum (September 29, 2011). "Interview: Producers Of 2009: Sultan & Shepard (Harem, GU, Great Stuff, Yoshitoshi)". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sultan & Ned Shepard discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sultan & Ned Shepard discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dance/EDM Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion - Keep Moving (Available July 14)". Protocol Recordings. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014.