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ilan Bluestone, Maor Levi and Emma Hewitt are Elysian. Anjunabeats is pleased to share their debut EP, ‘Water’.
ilan Bluestone and Maor Levi have been close collaborators for years, their list of releases including Anjunabeats favourites like ‘Will We Remain?’, ‘Can You’ and ’The Distance’. More recently, they created a stomping mainstage edit of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Keep On Holding’.
The boys teamed up with one of trance music’s most iconic voices, that of Australia's Emma Hewitt. She’s featured on singles with artists like Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate, to name but a few.
One of many new acts that have joined Anjunabeats in our twentieth anniversary year, we’re proud to present the trio’s debut EP, ‘Water’. The record features ‘Moonchild’, ‘Beyond The Comfort Zone’, ‘Water’ and EP exclusive ‘Little Star’.
The video for the EP’s title track was filmed in Sweden and stars Josefine Forsberg.
Elysian was born from a UK writing trip I undertook mid-way through last year to work on a collaboration with ilan. We spent a lot of time talking about the sort of trance music that inspires us and the idea of blending more ethereal and atmospheric vocal textures with beautiful expansive production. Maor skyped in for those sessions and we all found our creative wavelength to the extent that one song became four in a matter of days.
Putting together an EP worth of material as opposed to just a single allowed us to get more creative and experimental with our approach to the songs and the main collective goal was trying to push our individual creative boundaries honestly with pure intentions. I hope that will resonate with people when they hear the EP! - Emma Hewitt