Shoaib Mughal AKA 'Shepz' started off his DJ career on a set of belt driven turntables and had his first debut gig playing to a packed campus nightclub of the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. He was also heavily involved with the illegal party scene in Kent, often playing what was colloquially known as the ‘woods raves’.
Moving forward from those years saw him progressively start a minimal scene in Canterbury in Kent, through to DJing at some of London’s biggest and well-respected nightclubs including but not limited to: Ministry of Sound, The End, Egg, Pacha, Aquarium, 54, Corsica Studios, Café 1001, Raduno.
In 2008 he released his first EP on the great Italian ‘Malatoid Records’ with his self-titled EP named ‘Go Away EP’; this saw the rise of the EP to top 10 in the digital electronic music charts under the genre of ‘Minimal’ across popular retailers such as Juno, Beatport, DJ Download etc. In turn this lead to an uprise in profile for Shepz - he was getting booked to perform and play amongst the elite of the London underground house & techno scene.
From there he went onto playing alongside Exit Festival in Serbia in 2009 as well as some underground side parties before returning to establish himself as a true underground minimal techno DJ across Kent and London.
Moving forward in early 2010 he relocated to Sydney, Australia – where he has established himself from scratch as a firm favourite amongst true techno and minimal fans. He produced the popular ‘Church of Techno’ daytime parties throughout most of 2010 before pursuing a more experimental approach in 2011 with the ‘Minimal Sydney’ outfit.
Australia then saw him hit various tour gigs from Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle etc. forwarding onto a closing set at the incredible Subsonic Festival in the beautiful Barrington Tops in December 2011; he performed an hour over scheduled finish time through to an encore of techno fanatics.
Some of the acts he has supported include the most successful and respected in the industry such as Tiefschwarz, Fergie, Oliver Huntemann, Perc, George Delkos, Bigger Than Jesus, Audiojack, James What, Ahmet Sendil, Kazu Kimura, Chris Fortier, Shonky, Timo Garcia, Oliver Dahl, Shane Watcha, Saytek and Cozzy D. Amongst many others he has also been fortunate to share multiple line ups with the great Seb Fontaine at the Ministry of Sounds Gallery!