Memories in music and everlasting impressions, two ideas at heart of the debut studio LP ‘Scars’ by ilan Bluestone. A popular figure in the trance and electronic music scene for the last five years, the British producer has performed at the likes of Madison Square Gardens, Red Rocks and Wembley Arena, apparently 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 his flair for 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 ‘Scars’ album will be released this Autumn on Anjunabeats. The title track featuring Giuseppe De Luca is available now.