Alex Sonata & TheRio join forces with Elevven on ‘Hanalei’, out now on Anjunabeats.
Hailing from Scotland and Italy, production duo Alex Sonata & TheRio have rapidly ascended in the global trance scene. The pair first teamed up in 2018; after several collaborations, they made it official in 2020, and Alex Sonata & TheRio was born. They've released a string of explosive club tracks on Anjunabeats including 'Breath Of The Wild', 'Cala Luna', 'Time' and 'Are We Dreaming', and performed at Creamfields and Group Therapy Weekender London last year.
This year, the duo remixed ‘Equal’ from Andrew Bayer’s fourth studio album ‘Duality’, which climbed to #10 in the Beatport Trance chart, and dropped ‘Mantra’, which has been hammered by Above & Beyond live of late, including at their headline performance at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this May, and at one of the final shows at legendary London institution Printworks.
Shahin Kanafchian and Swapneel Ukhalkar, aka Elevven, made their Anjunabeats debut with a remix of Gabriel & Dresden's 'You', recorded in collaboration with Myon, which went on to become one of Above & Beyond's most played tracks of 2018.
The pair kicked off last year with a remix of 7 Skies’ ‘Sushi’, which climbed to #2 on the Beatport Trance Chart and was debuted by Above & Beyond in their ABGT450 set at The Drumsheds in London. They followed that up with a remix of Above & Beyond’s ‘Can’t Sleep’ with Ruben de Ronde, featured on Fatum's Anjunabeats Worldwide 10 compilation. This year, the pair released their first original release on Anjunabeats, ‘The Distance’, and remixed Andrew Bayer & Red Dragons’ ‘Matriarch’.
Alex Sonata & TheRio recently made an appearance at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Weekender festivities at The Gorge and our Anjunabeats Rising Summer Social in London. We’re excited to welcome them to Anjunabeats Outdoors Montreal soon. Tickets on sale now (anjunabeats.com/events)