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In an ever expanding global electronic music scene concrete 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, AVA Recordings, Black Hole Recordings, Lange Recordings 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, 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, it comes as no surprise that his track alongside Andy Moor “One Thing About You” featuring Amy Kirkpatrick, reached #1 on Beatport while the original mix 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 30 on Beatport, with tracks featuring the likes of Jennifer Rene & Michele C. Somna also had the honor of joining the trance elite for Lange Recordings’ 200th release, teaming up with Johnny Yono and Monoverse for the track “Hijackers”, which reached #3 on the Beatport charts.

As the label manager and A&R of Andy Moor’s AVA Recordings, Somna continues to make strides while playing an important role throughout the year during the AVA Recordings’ 10 year celebrations. His current activities include a monthly radio show entitled “Reanimate Music”, which broadcasts 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, Go On Air Recordings as well as AVA Recordings, and is delighted to share a plethora of new music with fans in 2016.