The Anjunabeats North America Tour lands at Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 13!
Andrew Bayer B2B Ilan Bluestone
Andrew Bayer is an American DJ/Producer from Washington, DC. He is known for his unique progressive house productions on the Anjunadeep and Anjunabeats labels, also incorporating elements of idm, progressive breaks and other genres.
He is also known for collaborations with Norwegian producer Boom Jinx (as Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer), BT, and the now inactive progressive trance group Signalrunners with Alan Nimmo. Bayer has also collaborated with fellow Berklee College Of Music attendants Matt Lange and Kerry Leva.
In an explosive 18-month period, London-based producer Ilan Bluestone has gone from relative unknown to one of the hottest new acts on the international dance music scene, notching up an unprecedented four successive Beatport trance #1s.
Discovering his love for music at an early age by self-teaching guitar and keyboard, Ilan Bluestone developed a passion for the deeply musical sound that he builds on today.
His recent Beatport trance #1 “Spheres” represents the latest in a string of Anjunabeats anthems as he becomes the brightest new talent on the lablel that has inspired him. With his productions now a permanent fixture in Above & Beyond’s recent DJ sets, Ilan has also gained comprehensive support from other international DJs, including Tiësto, Arty, Mat Zo and Armin van Buuren.
Inspired by the likes of Above & Beyond, Arty and Swedish House Mafia, as a producer Bluestone always has a little extra in his record bag and brings a unique melodic touch that is destined to cross over. From his monster Jerome Isma-Ae collaboration “Under My Skin” (yet another Beatport trance #1) to his energized remix of Mat Zo’s modern classic “Lucid Dreams,” Bluestone has been producing some of the freshest material in today’s trance and progressive scene.
With a dedicated, rapidly building fanbase and a recent standout set at London’s legendary Ministry of Sound, Ilan Bluestone is on course to ignite the nation’s dancefloors in devastating fashion in 2014.
Fatum (meaning “Fate”) is a Grammy nominated dance act comprised of four American producers: Bill Hamel, Chad Newbold, Bruce Karlsson, and Daniel Davis. Heavily rooted within the dance community, these four producers joined forces at the beginning of 2015 to create a musical supergroup. Their goal is simple – “work together to produce the highest caliber of dance music”.
Within their first 12 months together, Fatum received a Grammy nomination for their remix of Jes’ “Hold On” which globally propelled their brand and demand within the industry to marquee status. This pent up demand along with many recent releases and remixes on labels such as Ultra, Big Beat, Anjunabeats, Armada, Black Hole, Ride, and with support from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz, Myon & Shane 54 (amongst many others), now has Fatum recognized as one of dance music’s most exciting acts to emerge in quite some time.
Looking forward, Fatum has original content scheduled to be released on Anjunabeats, Armada, Zerothree, Black Hole, and Ride. Those, along with remixes for Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, and Tangerine Dream, has continued to increase the demand for Fatum productions… and there seems to be no sign of it stopping based on all the support of their ever growing fan base.
Jason Ross is one of the great young talents in dance music, highlighted by Above & Beyond as their breakthrough artist of the year, and being named an Artist to Watch by renowned electronic music blogs like LessThan3 and YourEDM. Some of dance music’s finest artists are lining up to support him, including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Seven Lions, Kaskade, Andrew Bayer, ilan Bluestone, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and Gareth Emery.
Early 2014 saw Jason’s true beginning when “Burma” was released, landing him squarely on the radar of the Anjunabeats A&R team and Above & Beyond, who played the track in their weekly Group Therapy Radio show (ABGT). The next week, listeners of ABGT voted “Burma” to be played again as Record of the Week, and then again for the following week’s show. It would be an understatement to say it’s rare for a non-Anjunabeats track to be played in three consecutive episodes of the radio show. For perspective, it’s happened less than 5 times in nearly 600 total episodes going back to 2004. Jason signed to Anjunabeats soon after.
His tracks have proven to be bona fide dance floor gold, blasting through sound systems at Madison Square Garden, the EDC Vegas Main Stage, and countless other venues. Above & Beyond and many others continue to see massive crowds surge with excitement whenever they drop a Jason Ross track. The balance of powerful emotion and electrifying energy created in his productions is proving to be a perfect yin and yang, earning him the “future face of trance” crown by Electric Daisy Carnival creators Insomniac.
Since “Burma” he has released a sequence of galvanizing tunes on the label, including “Elements,” “Cairo,” and his collaboration with Wrechiski, “Atlas,” which quickly shot up to the #1 spot on the Beatport Trance chart. Most recently, “Coaster” and “Monarch” have been heaping up praise, including support from the Anjunabeats core of A&B, Andrew Bayer and ilan Bluestone, along with Seven Lions, Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Andrew Rayel, Andi Durrant, Markus Schulz, Ben Gold, Andy Moor, Cosmic Gate, Super8 & Tab, Dennis Shepherd, Kyau & Albert and many more.