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 Cosmic Gate, and has notched up 10 #1 singles in the Beatport Trance charts along the way.
Reflecting his infectious personality, ilan’s long awaited ’Scars’ album has been honed on the road and in the studio over the last twelve months. Marrying sensitive songwriting with his vintage spine tingling melodies, these 15 tracks journey through the styles and sounds of music that have influenced ilan’s life creatively.
Considered the voice of ilan’s productions, British singer / songwriter Giuseppe De Luca provides five features on the record, including the trance-step album title hybrid ‘Scars’, the anthemic ‘Frozen Ground’ and new singles ‘Let Me Know’ and ‘I Believe’. A sun soaked take on 80s pop music, it’s shades on and roof down for ‘Cosmic Feeling’.
Having introduced ilan to the label in 2011 with ‘On Our Own’, Maor Levi contributes two collaborations to the mix; the funk fuelled ‘Everybody’ and groove heavy sort after ID ‘Will We Remain?’, featuring soulful vocals from London’s EL Waves. A further pulsating dance floor moment sees ilan join forces with Sunny Lax for ’43+86=129’, a mathematical play on the duos previous numerical solo tracks.
‘Guru’, ‘Not Alone’ and ‘Eclipse’ see him step out of his comfort zone for eclectic moments that despite their change in direction, still deliver the emotive punch of ilan’s sound.
One of the scene’s most vibrant talents, ilan Bluestone’s debut album ‘Scars’ is now available.
Below is a track list long with phase 2 of his supporting world tour including festival and club dates.
Ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe De Luca – Scars
ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe De Luca – Frozen Ground
ilan Bluestone & Maor Levi – Everybody
ilan Bluestone feat. Ellen Smith – Rival
ilan Bluestone – Noa
Ilan Bluestone – Guru
ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe De Luca – Let Me Know
ilan Bluestone & Maor Levi feat. EL Waves – Will We Remain?
ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe De Luca – I Believe
ilan Bluestone & Sunny Lax – 43+86=129
ilan Bluestone – Not Alone
ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe De Luca – Cosmic Feeling
Ilan bluestone feat. Koven – Another Lover
ilan Bluestone – Blue Angel
ilan Bluestone – Eclipse
ILAN BLUESTONE TOUR DATES (more dates to be announced)
MAY 19 – EDC Vegas, NV, USA
MAY 26 – Steel Yards, London, UK
JUN 8 – Spring Awakening, Chicago, IL, USA
JUN 9 – Gilt, Orlando, FL, USA
JUN 19 – Mandarine Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
JUN 23 – Dreams Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
JUL 14 – Airbeat One, Neustadt-Glewe, Germany
JUL 20 – Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
AUG 10 – Ilesoniq, Montreal, QC, Canada
AUG 11 – Celebrities, Vancouver, BC, Canada
AUG 25 – Creamfields, Liverpool, UK