Giuseppe Ottaviani makes his Anjunabeats debut with Alex Sonata & TheRio and Tishmal on ‘Tears Of The Kingdom’, out now on Anjunabeats.
Trance linchpin Giuseppe Ottaviani first made a name for himself as one half of the Italian production duo Nu NRG. The pair caught the attention of Paul van Dyk in 2001, and after signing to his renowned label Vandit Records, they quickly gained international fame. Since disbanding in 2005 to focus on their solo careers, Giuseppe has performed at some of the biggest dance festivals on earth, including Tomorrowland, Dreamstate, EDC and more. This year, he’s released five singles with an array of artists including Scooter and ilan Bluestone, as well as a remix of David Guetta’s smash hit ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’, and now has 829K monthly listeners and 119K followers on Spotify alone.
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’; released ‘Mantra’, which has been hammered by Above & Beyond live of late, including at their headline performance at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and at legendary London institution Printworks; and joined forces with Elevven on ‘Hanalei’, which shot to #4 in the Beatport Top 100 Trance chart.
Electro pop songwriter and vocalist Tishmal has gone from strength to strength since releasing her debut single ‘Underneath’ in 2017, opening for the likes of CHVRCHES, Zara Larsson, XYLØ, The Aces and beyond. This year, she featured on Sultan + Shepard’s ‘Losing Ground’ from their latest album ‘Forever, Now’, and dropped a single on RMB Media.
Named after the Zelda video game of the same name, ’Tears Of The Kingdom’ is an impressive collision of worlds that combines Giuseppe’s melodic nous, Alex Sonata & TheRio’s distinctive groove and Tishmal’s soothing vocals.
Alex Sonata & TheRio recently made an appearance at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Weekender festivities at The Gorge, our Anjunabeats Rising Summer Social in London and our Anjunabeats Outdoors show in Montreal, with more performances to come soon.