One of Anjunabeats most treasured talents ilan Bluestone will be unleashing his debut artist album this autumn. The title track ‘Scars’ is out right now to give you a taste of what you’re in for…
Memories in music and everlasting impressions, two ideas at heart of the debut studio LP ‘Scars’ by ilan Bluestone. A leading figure in the trance and electronic music scene for the last 5 years, the British producer has performed at the likes of Madison Square Gardens, Red Rocks and Wembley Arena, is a regular in the sets of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren and Kaskade, and has notched up 10 #1 singles in the Beatport Trance charts along the way.
The follow up to 2016’s ‘Bigger Than Love’ and recent favourite ‘Frozen Ground’, new single ’Scars’ reunites ilan with singer / songwriter Giuseppe De Luca. A dubstep-trance hybrid, ‘Scars’ takes his sound out of the traditional 4/4 world for the first time, yet retains ilan’s flair for heartfelt melodic productions.
“Giuseppe and I started with a blank canvas for this one. I laid down some chords in the studio and Giuseppe spent some time writing lyrics with me in California. The style change happened fairly organically, there’s a lot of power in the words he wrote and I wanted the drama of the music to reflect that”, explained ilan. “I’ve always tried to make music that leaves an impression on my fans and that was the inspiration for the record and ultimately the album”.
ilan Bluestone’s ‘Scars’ album will be released this Fall on Anjunabeats. The title track featuring Giuseppe De Luca is available now and full listings for his ’Scars’ tour can be found below.
ILAN BLUESTONE ‘SCARS’ ALBUM TOUR DATES
Jul 15th The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, USA
Aug 5th Electronic Family, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Aug 10th Cream Amnesia, Ibiza
Aug 26th Creamfields, Liverpool, UK
Aug 27th SW4, London, UK
Sep 22nd Stereo Live, Houston, TX, USA
Sep 23rd Stereo Live, Dallas, TX, USA
Sep 29th Club Space (The Terrace), Miami, FL, USA
Sep 30th Gilt, Orlando, FL, USA
Oct 5th Soundcheck, Washington, DC, USA
Oct 6th Rumor, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oct 7th Ritz, Tampa, FL, USA
Oct 20th Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 3rd The Mid, Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 4th Rev, Minneapolis, IL, USA
Nov 22nd Kingdom, Austin, TX, USA
WHO IS ILAN BLUESTONE?
Since bursting onto Anjunabeats with his debut solo release back in 2011, London-based producer ilan Bluestone’s whirlwind journey through the international dance music scene has been nothing short of monumental. With a string of hit releases such as the Pete Tong-endorsed “Big Ben”, “Spheres” and “Bigger Than Love” under his belt, he now has an impressive array of live performances at venues as prestigious as London’s Wembley Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre as well as performances at Electric Daisy Carnival, SW4, and Electric Zoo.
ilan’s productions are a staple of Above & Beyond’s DJ sets, gaining frequent support from other international DJs including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Gareth Emery, and Seven Lions, with his discography boasting collaborations with Andrew Bayer, BT, Jason Ross, and Grum, plus remixes of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Mat Zo, Michael Woods, and The Presets.
RELEASE DATE: Autumn 2017