In an ever increasing music scene filled with new artists by the day, it takes that little bit extra to stand out. While Somna is still a relatively fresh name to the trance scene, his discography and accolades read that of a seasoned veteran, which comes as no surprise considering his many years in the scene under different guises and co-writing / production projects behind the scenes.
His singles can be found on some of the biggest trance labels in the world including Armada Music, AVA Recordings, Black Hole Recordings, Adrian Raz Recordings, Lange Recordings, Go On Air Recordings, Captured Music, Alter Ego Recordings, Shah Music, and his remix list includes the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Andy Moor, Menno De Jong, Beat Service and Rafael Frost. Just a peek into the DJ support for his music includes multiple plays on A State Of Trance from Armin Van Buuren and A-list support from DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Andy Moor, Markus Schulz, TyDi, Paul Oakenfold, Max Graham, Heatbeat, Tritonal, Myon & Shane54, Lange, Richard Durand, Beat Service, Roger Shah, Andy Duguid and more. A true testament to the quality of Somna’s music.
The Somna project began in 2011 with 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 notable tracks "In Your Arms”, “Deeper”, “Not Afraid” and “Shoryuken” which all successfully charted in the Beatport top 50. Other quality releases included "Chasing Stars feat. Michele C" on Black Hole Recordings' In Search Of Sunrise vol. 12, a remix of Andy Moor's "Fade To Light" on Armada Music, a remix of the classic "Ready Steady Go" by Paul Oakenfold, and “Because You’re Here feat. Jennifer Rene” on AVA Recordings .
As well as the incredible honour of joining the trance elite on such respected labels, Somna's forthcoming release schedule includes singles and collaborations with Andy Moor, Tenishia, Jennifer Rene, Ellie Lawson & more due on various labels including Armada's A State Of Trance label. Adding to the busy release schedule, Somna has recently had the great honour of partnering with Andy Moor to run AVA Recordings as label manager and A&R. Drawing on years of experience within the music scene, Somna plays a vital role within the label and together with Andy Moor, the two plan on developing and growing an already established and respected brand from 2014 and onwards.
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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