Somna

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The Life I Had Before
The Life I Had Before
Without You

Somna

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Somna is the trance alias of award winning Canadian producer & engineer Benjamin Leung. Throughout his studio work in his various aliases and co-writing projects, he has seen releases on labels such as Black Hole Recordings, 1605 Music Therapy, Adrian Raz Recordings, Discover, Lange Recordings, Alter Ego, Starlight Recordings, Whartone, Respekt, Tidy, Italo Business and many more.  His accolades include a guest appearance on BBC Radio1 as well as two Mixmag's "album of the month" awards.

Kick starting the Somna project was the first single “Without You” which featured the vocal talents of Sarah-Jane Neild (Lost Witness / Antillas & Dankann).  The combination of infectious melodies and heartfelt vocals propelled the track to an immediate signing to Black Hole Recordings alongside a licensing to the highly respected “In Search Of Sunrise” compilation series (vol. 10) mixed by Richard Durand. Jumping off from that was the remix for trance legends Hemstock & Jennings with their track "The Lamb" which became one of Andy Duguid's picks for his radio show, as well as a remix of Arkitech “Drive” which garnished support from Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Tritonal and Myon & Shane54.  Somna's release output didn't stop there with a solid flow of new music including the notable "In Your Arms", a collaboration with London songwriter Emma Elizabeth which charted in the Beatport top100 and received a wide range of support.  A snapshot of some labels his music has been signed to include Black Hole Recordings, Lange Recordings / Enhanced, Adrian Raz Recordings, Audio Cargo / Schulz Music Group, Captured Music, Alter Ego, Morrison Recordings, and vocal track collaborations and remixes with Jonathan Mendelsohn, Chris Madin, Seri, Kimberly Hale, Noire Lee and more.

As a performing artist, Somna fuses together traditional mixing with current technologies in a way that creates an atmosphere and journey that trance is all about.  His experiences within his other aliases over the years has led to performances at Global Gathering, Creamfield, Coloursfest, Eden (Ibiza), The Arches (Scotland), LoveFest (USA), and shows across Canada, UK, USA, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

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Black Hole Recordings Radio Show 226

23.08.2012

New tracks from DJ Rockid, Ali Wilson & Vicky Devine, OEN BAREN & PILLOW, Jawoo, Didimek feat. Samuel Suleiman, Iversoon & Alex Daf featuring Eskova, Richard Durand featuring Stefan Viljoen, Nafis, Klaus Goulart, Chadash Cort featuring Iossa, Brett Gould

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