It's no secret that Anjunabeats has a highly curated, hard to get into roster of artists. But when they find talent, boy do they let them shine. Case and point is their latest soon to be superstar Ilan Bluestone, whose production talent has been continuously showcased by the label throughout this year. His latest solo release, "43," maintained a solid #1 spot on Beatport's trance top 100 chart, only to be outdone recently by Anjunabeats's label heads Above & Beyond's latest.
This week marked the official release of Bluestone's first major undertaking as one of the label's rising stars: mixing Anjunabeats Worldwide 05. We haven't seen a release of Worldwide since 2012, with previous curators being Maor Levi, Mat Zo, Super8 & Tab, Arty and Nitrous Oxide. An homage to the radio show of the same name, the Anjunabeats Worldwide series joins other compilations by the label to showcase its artists.
The fifth installment and relaunch of the series Anjunabeats's Worldwide series features new original material from artists like Fehrplay, Kyau & Albert, BT, Sunny Lax, Andrew Bayer and of course, multiple tracks from Ilan Bluestone himself. It's an album that is meant to be listened to in one sitting as a continuous mix, or track by track. It can be interpreted as a sort of "state of the union" on some of the most successful releases this year: take Andrew Bayer's Do Androids Dream EP, or Super8 & Tab's "Patience" with Julie Thompson.
1. ilan Bluestone "Take Off"
Worldwide Tour Dates:
- June 12 Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening
- June 19 Buffalo, NY @ Skybar
- June 21 Las Vegas, NV @ EDC Vegas
- July 02 Ibiza, Spain @ Cream
- July 11 Milton Keynes, UK @ EDC UK
- July 16 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues
- July 17 Montreal, QB @ Le Cinq
- July 18 Toronto, ON @ Muzik Pool
- July 24 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
- July 26 Kelowna, BC @ Center of Gravity Festival
- July 30 San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
- July 31 Denver, CO @ The Church
- August 06 Ibiza, Spain @ Cream
- August 27 Ibiza, Spain @ Cream
- August 29 London, UK @ SW4
- September 04 Costa Mesa, CA @ Sutra
Mixed by Ilan Bluestone