STA presents: Andy Moor & Somna @ The Underground [Seattle, USA]

June 9, 2017

Seattle Trance Alliance presents/:
The Sounds Of Trance: AVA Recordings Night featuring:
Andy Moor w Special Guest Somna
Andy Moor
AVA Recordings/Assured Agency
Andy Moor’s name is firmly cemented as one of the most highly respected in the electronic dance music industry, proven by a career studded with numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, ‘Best Dance Record,’ at the International Dance Music Awards, ‘Best Trance Producer’ and ‘Best Trance Track’ at the ‘Trance Awards’, persistently high rankings on the DJ Mag Top 100 and a vast and loyal following. With a catalogue that extends far beyond productions under his own name, Andy Moor has been part of a multidude of iconic acts, such as ‘Tilt’, ‘Whiteroom’, Leama & Moor’ and remixed for a diversity of artists such as Britney Spears, Tiesto, Orbital, Brian Eno to name but a few.
For over 16 years Andy Moor has held a reputation as one of the most ground breaking and definitive artists in the genre and has succeeded in crafting his own, distinct signature sound. A born musician, Andy could play his first piano piece flawlessly at the age of 5 and continued on to master six more instruments by the age of 10. He spun his first record at 13, signed his first label release at 19, by 21 was playing crowds of tens of thousands before owning his own record label, AVA Recordings at 25.
Andy has amassed a vast and loyal worldwide following and therefore a busy touring schedule that takes him across continents, providing the soundtrack to a global dance floor. Moor consistently performs at an incredible array of events ranging from dark, intimate clubs to headlining massive festivals, playing to hundreds of thousands of people due to his impeccable ability to read crowds and consistently delivery the kind of class one has come to expect from the name Andy Moor.
For the past 9 years fans have been tuning into Andy’s ‘Moor Music’ radio show and podcast, where only the best in progressive trance gets showcased under the motto “Less talk, More Music” whilst his imprint AVA Recordings is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year. Andy’s first release of 2016 ‘Resurrection’ has topped charts all over the world, causing quite a stir and reiterating the evolution of Andy Moor as an artist whilst maintaining the integrity that has always been so evident.
AVA Recordings
In an ever expanding global electronic music scene with new artists appearing every day, it takes nothing short of raw talent to stand out. While Somna is somewhat of 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 career spans over a decade in the scene under different guises and co-writing / production projects behind the scenes. His singles can be found on a few of the biggest trance labels in the world including Armada Music, Future Sound Of Egypt, AVA Recordings, Black Hole Recordings, Perfecto and Go On Air Recordings.
As a performing artist, Somna fuses together traditional mixing with current technologies in a way that creates an atmosphere for fans into a journey of what trance is truly about. His experiences with prior aliases over the years has led to performances at Global Gathering, Creamfields, Coloursfest, Eden (Ibiza), The Arches (Scotland), LoveFest (USA), and shows across Canada, UK, USA, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
Just a peek into support from the world’s top trance DJs includes regular premieres on universally popular podcasts such as A State Of Trance, Group Therapy, Corsten’s Countdown, Global DJ Broadcast and more. Recognition from A-list DJs includes Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Gareth Emery, Andy Moor, TyDi, Lange, Cosmic Gate, Paul Oakenfold, Guiseppe Ottaviani, Heatbeat, Mark Sixma and many more. The abundance of support stands as a true testament to the quality of Somna’s music.
As a prolific multi-genre producer and engineer, his track alongside Andy Moor “One Thing About You” featuring Amy Kirkpatrick, reached #1 on Beatport and stayed in the top 10 for three weeks. Adding to Somna’s Beatport success, “One Thing About You” won the 2015 award for the most streamed trance track on Beatport.
2015 also saw multiple Somna releases reach the top 10 on Beatport, with tracks featuring the likes of Jennifer Rene & Michele C. To mark Lange Recordings’ 200th release, Somna was invited to team up with Johnny Yono and Monoverse. The result was “Hijackers”, a triple threat labor of love which reached #3 on the Beatport charts.
Already having had an outstanding previous year, 2016 continued strong, with no sign of slowing down. Somna made two label debuts (Armada Captivating and Future Sound Of Egypt Excelsior) and joined the trance elite as he had the honor of mixing a 3 disc compilation alongside Andy Moor for AVA Recordings’ 10 year anniversary. Coupled by a truly rare triple play on A State Of Trance (episode #791), 2016 has been Somna’s best year to date.
As the label manager, A&R and co-owner of AVA Recordings, Somna continues to make strides while playing an important role within the scene. His monthly radio show entitled “Reanimate Music” broadcasts every second Monday on Afterhours.fm, the #1 trance radio station in the world. The coming year looks nothing short of bright for Somna with forthcoming releases scheduled on Armada Captivating, Future Sound Of Egypt Excelsior, Raz Nitzan Music as well as AVA Recordings, and he is delighted to share a plethora of new music with fans in 2017.
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The Underground
122 S Washington St
Seattle WA

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