Anjunabeats releases ilan Bluestone’s Big Ben EP
After finding himself the unofficial star of ABGT 050, ilan Bluestone is proving worth the applause. Though the London-based producer’s Ally Pally smash “Spheres” earned the distinction of first Anjunabeats release of 2014, his second previously unreleased single “Big Ben” is now having its day. Released on its own three-track EP, the title track is followed up by “Elysian” and “Waves of LA” for a carefully executed straddling of trance and big room tendencies. “Big Ben” manages to evoke its namesake by providing a sound both moody and massive, using reverent vocals to temper a melody made for pushing genre boundaries. This blend of classic and contemporary extends beyond the single into the EP as a whole, with “Elysian” creeping from the elegant to the euphoric and “Waves of LA” taking even the most stoic of listeners on an emotional ride. Ready for its closeup at Anjunabeats’ Raleigh Hotel pool party, ilan Bluestone’s Big Ben EP is available in South Beach and beyond now.