Meet Ilan Bluestone. His work is supported by Above & Beyond, Arty, Gareth Emery, Gareth Emery and Myon & Shane 54, and this week, his track Sinai was released on Anjunabeats. Sinai had quite an impressive premiere this past November, when A&B featured the track during their Trance Around The World 450/Group Therapy 001 radio show launch to a live listening audience estimated north of 30 million. It’s also featured on the upcoming Anjunabeats Volume 10 compilation.
Curious about the artist behind the music, we sat down with ilan Bluestone and listened to his story. The British producer began like many other producers–at an early age with an unbridled passion for music. He points to his self-taught knowledge of guitar and keyboard and the inspiration he receives from the likes of Arty, deadmau5, and Mat Zo as the source of the developing ‘progressive’ angle of his sound, which he jokingly calls “progressive electronic classical.”
Sinai features a beautiful male vocal alongside expansive chords that are both euphoric and aggressive. Ilan spoke on the inspiration of this track and explained that he was “inspired when he heard that Above & Beyond’s [Group Therapy radio show launch] was going to be broadcasted live from India.” Keeping in mind the exotic location of A&B’s broadcast location and the millions that were planning on listening to the broadcast, Bluestone wanted to produce a track that would “resonate with cultures around the world.” The title of the song, says Bluestone, was inspired by the beautiful Sinai Peninsula, a peninsula in Egypt known for its rich cultural history and natural beauty.
Sinai is an impressive offering from a promising producer. Like most aspiring artists, Bluestone hopes to “create anthems and play them live” across the planet this coming 2013. He also dreams of collaborating with his favorite artists such as Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Arty, Mat Zo, and Deadmau5. Keep an eye out for Ilan Bluestone and pick up a copy of Sinai on Beatport today.