Alex Sonata & TheRio and ilan Bluestone’s remixes on the seismic Worldwide 11 compilation receive a full release with the ‘Anjunabeats Worldwide 11 (The Remixes)’.
At the forefront of progressive and trance for almost a decade, London-based ilan Bluestone made his debut on Anjunabeats in 2012. Producing high-energy trance with heart and soul, his emotional, song-driven approach to dance music has earned him numerous Sirius XM spins, plaudits and remix requests from Oliver Heldens to Armin van Buuren and eleven genre chart #1’s on Beatport with a legion of fans around the world.
This year, ilan dropped the singles ‘On Me’ and ‘Blue Eagle’ on Anjunabeats, headlined sold-out shows in London, Manchester and Dallas, toured across North America, and graced us at Above & Beyond's Group Therapy Weekender at The Gorge and Tomorrowland. Aside from his music, he’s also excelled as a pilot and fulfilled a childhood dream of making his first solo flight.
Fraser Shaw and Riccardo Derio first joined forces in 2018; after several collaborations, they made it official in 2020, and Alex Sonata & TheRio was born. The duo made their Anjunabeats debut with ‘Time’, a track released as part of our Rising EP series in 2021, and have since skyrocketed up the ranks of the global trance scene with an array of mesmerising tracks including 'Are We Dreaming', 'Cala Luna' and 'Breath Of The Wild'.
The pair have shown no signs of slowing down this year: they kicked off 2023 with a remix of Andrew Bayer’s ‘Equal’; released ‘Mantra’, which Above & Beyond hammered at their headline performance at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and at legendary London institution Printworks; joined forces with Elevven on ‘Hanalei’, which shot to #4 in the Beatport Top 100 Trance chart; and, more recently, collaborated with trance linchpin Giuseppe Ottaviani and electro pop vocalist Tishmal on ‘Tears Of The Kingdom’.
The duo have earned support from trance icons like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Paul van Dyk, as well as the likes of David Guetta, Markus Schulz, Farius, Hernan Cattaneo and more on their releases this year alone.
They recently followed up performances at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Weekender at The Gorge, our Anjunabeats Outdoors show in Montreal and their sold-out Worldwide 11 launch event at The Poetry Club at SWG3 in Glasgow with an appearance at History in Toronto as part of our Anjunabeats After Dark showcase.
‘Anjunabeats Worldwide 11 (The Remixes)’ is out now on Anjunabeats.