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REVIEW: ilan Bluestone & Maor Levi feat. Jeza - Shake The Air EP out on Anjunabeats

Two of the brightest talents on the Anjuna roster, ilan Bluestone and Maor Levi’s solo output has been at the forefront of the trance and progressive scene over the last five years. Having set a high benchmark with 2011’s ‘On Our Own’, the pair raise the bar once again, reuniting for the ‘Shake The Air’ EP. 

Debuted by ilan at the sold out ABGT150 celebrations in Sydney’s All Phones arena, ‘Shake The Air’ sees the duo team up with Jeza for a high energy vocal hit. An uncompromising electro tinged affair, ‘Shake The Air’ combines ilan’s rich chords and Maor’s rich low end for an exhilarating main stage ride. 

Having become a favourite in Above & Beyond’s in recent months, ‘Dynamic’s’ chunky bassline has become a darker moment in their sets of late. Stripped back and unrelenting, ‘Dynamic’ is a dark and brooding club tool, making the melodic moments even more poignant. 

A sought after ID from the boys sets for nearly 3 years, ‘You’re On My Mind’ reflects ilan and Maor’s love of groove heavy trance; layers of percussion and a driving bass combining for a volatile dance floor release. 

Completing the package is a new member of the Anjuna family, San Jose’s Daun Giventi. Having impressed with the likes of ‘Sutra’ and ‘Perpetual Motion’ in recent months, Daun applies his head down approach to ‘Shake The Air’ for a thunderous rolling rework.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Shake The Air EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]When ilan Bluestone meets in the studio Maor Levi you know that you are about to experience something extremely memorable. Their hard work has as result not one but three great tracks with even additional remix support by Daun Giventi. Firstly the vocal track with the beloved shinning Jeza on vocals is simply perfect. Quality progressive trance with that edgy style that includes great heartfelt breakdown with warm strings and massive intense climax in true classy style. No doubts that is already considered a classic. You're on My Mind is an instrumental banger  that combines electro weird basslines, freaked out percussion and magnificent melodic theme in the breakdown that maybe has been composed on planet venus or something because sounds so ethereal. Dynamic is definitely funky trance at its best with all the bounce and punch you are asking for. Big dominating sounds outside while inside the breakdown the melody is sincere and innocent with heavenly voices and like guitar like melody. Romantic and smooth perfect for the girls in the audience to enjoy. Climax is simply mindshaking so get ready to rumble on this one. Last but not least Duan remix  moves in the more melodic progressive trance direction with great progression, playful application of the vocal and additional synths and melodies with that cinematic sound that will capture your heart. This is Anjunabeats perfection. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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