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Release Date: 23rd May 2022
Ben Nicky, Greg Downey and Christian Burns’ stellar Anjunabeats single ‘Always’ receives an uplifting remix from ilan Bluestone’s Stoneblue alias.
Released in January 2022, ‘Always’ was first heard during Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 450 set in London. Supported by A&B, Armin Van Buuren, KISS FM's Ben Malone and Amy Wiles, it marked the debut collaboration between established trance producers Ben Nicky and Greg Downey, and vocalist Christian Burns.
Ben Nicky is a global ambassador for the fastest, toughest styles of modern dance music. His touring schedule is as relentless as his sets, which slide seamlessly from vocal euphoria to industrial hardstyle and psychedelic trance.
Releasing music since 2009, you can find Ben on labels like Ultra, Mad Decent DimMak, Armada and Spinnin’ and in the record bags of MistaJam (BBC R1), Timmy Trumpet, Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Diplo. Ben Nicky’s soft spot for the classic sounds of Anjunabeats are no secret: his recent ASOT1000 set in Moscow featured several slices of Beats nostalgia.
Greg Downey is the owner of the ‘Skullduggery’ imprint, and has been releasing music since 2007, getting nods from Vandit, Spinnin’ Records, Kearnage, Who’s Afraid of 138 and FSOE. Greg is a regular on the trance circuit, recently spinning at Creamfields, Ministry of Sound, Dreamstate and Victoria Warehouse Manchester. His remix of Simon Patterson’s ‘Breath Again’ was a sleeper hit for fans of uplifting, vocal trance.
Christian Burns is a multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter who has collaborated with Tiesto, BT, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi and Anjunadeep’s Jody Wisternoff on 2020’s ‘The Spark’. No stranger to the charts, Christian’s band BBMak hit the UK Top 40 and the US Billboard Top 100. His most recent solo album, ‘Love Songs From Suburbia’, hit no.1 on iTunes in the U.S.
Inspired by his love of uplifting trance records, ilan Bluestone founded the Stoneblue alias in 2019. Teased online through his ‘anthem tests’, Stoneblue tracks have found their way into ilan’s sets – ‘Always’ (Stoneblue Remix) closed out his performance at ASOT1000, Poland in April 2022.
Ben Nicky & Greg Downey feat. Christian Burns ‘Always’ (Stoneblue Remix) is out now on Anjunabeats.