It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
This week’s slew of releases came in hot, kicking off with a formidable new collaboration between REZZ and Blanke. Gareth Emery again teams up with songstress Emma Hewitt for the gorgeous “Take Everything,” and Valentino Khan thrills on a new rework of RL Grime‘s “Pressure.” Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan bring the Friday feel-good vibes with their new collaboration, “Glitch.” Gryffin is back with a new one, bringing along Stanaj for the ride. Ferry Corsten and Ilan Bluestone refuse to leave the dance floor in “We’re Not Going Home,” and CAZZETTE keeps the dance floor rocking with “On My Mind.” Arty is one of the newest to release on Ninja’s NINJAWERKS compilation with silky “Velvet.” The Chainsmokers bring “Hope” with their newest, and Ookay drops off the five-track Nice! EP. In the dubstep realm, 12th Planet and PhaseOne deliver the heavy “Taco Bout It.” Over in the drum & bass realm, Culture Shock pull at listeners’ heartstrings with the emotive “There for You.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Anjuna wunderkind Spencer Brown has stepped up to remix the latest single from his colleague Ilan Bluestone‘s debut artist album,Scars, released earlier this year. “Will We Remain?” is a collaboration between Maor Levi and Bluestone, along with vocals form El Waves. Now with the addition of the remix from Spencer Brown, it’s an Anjunabeats all-star collaboration, with three label favorites in the mix.
The original mix of “We Will Remain?” is in the classic anthem style we expect from Bluestone with emotive and soaring vocals and a beating heart of a melodic drop with tech elements. In Brown’s remix, he brings the production energy to a stripped back, progressive trance place where El Waves’ vocals really shine at peak passion. Following a string of original mix releases, this remix is a welcome switch up from Spencer Brown as his talent expands.
While the album is rooted in trance, Bluestone proves his versatility by crossing over into more commercial and progressive sounds in tracks like “Rival.” Another highlight of the album is collaboration with Maor Levi titled “Everybody” with its rumbling build into a catchy and euphoric drop.
Bluestone commented on his Instagram that Scars was two years in the making, which is apparent given the diverse range of productions featured on the album.
1. Scars feat. Giuseppe De Luca
2. Frozen Ground feat. Giuseppe De Luca
3. Everybody with Maor Levi
4. Rival feat. Ellen Smith
7. Let Me Know feat. Giuseppe De Luca
8. Will We Remain? with Maor Levi feat. EL Waves
9. I Believe feat. Giuseppe De Luca
10. 43+86=129 with Sunny Lax
11. Not Alone
12. Cosmic Feeling feat. Giuseppe De Luca
13. Another Lover feat. Koven
14. Blue Angel
Anjunabeats favorite and trance mainstay Ilan Bluestone has just unleashed another progressive trance heater off of his upcoming album. ‘Let Me Know’ is filled with addictive bouncy bass, sweet synths, euphoric vocals, and an electrifying drop. The 4th single off of his upcoming album ‘Scars’, this is a tune that Anjuna fans have been waiting for
Trance mainstay Ilan Bluestone is out with new track “Let Me Know” with Giuseppe De Luca. The duo have collaborated on an overwhelming amount of music in the past, including tracks “Frozen” and “Bigger than Love.” The track is another addition to Bluestone’s stream of Anjunabeats releases, and will be a part of his forthcoming album, Scars, out on April 27.
“Let Me Know” has a pulsing build that dives quickly into De Luca’s vocals. The commanding chords grab the listener’s attention, and the track is another quality production sure to appeal to Bluestone’s current fan base, along with attracting new listeners.
The Anjunabeats originators merge talents on “Destiny,” a single nothing short of sublime in its comprisal of resplendent synths that collectively climb to give way to a tranquil melodic centerpiece. “Destiny” treats listeners to an unexpected sweet spot at the four-minute mark, where the ascends in an atmospheric build that pushes forward into a carpet of sound that weaves together all its elements. A jewel of a collab, “Destiny” will undoubtedly result in calls for another Bayer meets Bluestone project in the near future.
The walls of the Citrus Building at the NOS Events Center reverberated and shook the ground as hundreds of fans eagerly awaited to enter the structure. The edifice, dubbed “The Vision” stage for Dreamstate SoCal, was getting crowded quickly and was eventually closed off due to overcrowding. For the fans lucky enough to make it
Rising Anjunabeats talent Ilan Bluestone has released the third track, “Another Lover” from his upcoming 2018 EP, Scars. The melodic trance tune features Katie Boyle from Koven‘s spellbinding, otherworldly vocals, over a fervent beat and dynamic synth worth.
Bluestone has squandered none of the last 18 months, with four consecutive Beatport trance #1s — an unprecedented feat. The Anjunabeats artist has been consistently releasing his progressive trance tunes on the world renowned label since 2013. In 2015, he was consigned to mix the fifth installment in the Anjunabeats Worldwide compilation series, trailing past Anjuna giants like Arty and Mat Zo who were previously entrusted with the same role.