Andy Blueman

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Andy Blueman
Birth name Andrej Komatovič
Also known as Andy B
Born (1982-09-04) September 4, 1982 (age 31)
Origin Slovenia
Genres Uplifting Trance, Classical music, Film music
Years active 2001–2010; 2013-Present
Labels Perceptive Recordings, Armind, Anjunabeats, A State of Trance, Abora Recordings, Nu-depth Recordings, Subculture, Enhanced Recordings, Ava Recordings[1]
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Andrej Komatovič, widely known as Andy Blueman (born 4 September 1982), is a Slovenian trance producer. His release Time to Rest was included in Armin van Buuren's trance compilation A State Of Trance 2008, and Everlasting (Original Mix) was included in A State Of Trance Yearmix 2009. His work Florescence (Epic Mix) was also included in A State Of Trance Yearmix 2010, and ranked 18th best song of 2010 in the TranceFix Top 25 of 2010.[2] Five of his tracks were voted the track of the week (Future Favorite) on A State of Trance,[3][4][5][6][7] and two of his other tracks won Trance Around the World's weekly web vote.[8][9] He was the only non-DJ to place in the Top 70 in the Tranceaddict Official 2010 top DJs' poll.[10] Eleven of his tracks were voted amongst the greatest 1000 tracks in the history of trance music out of over 10,000 nominees in the first-ever (2010) Trance Top 1000 poll organized by Armada Music, even though he had only ever worked on 13 trance songs released by the time of the competition.[11]

Music[edit]

Andy first discovered trance music in 1997 when he bought the album Dream Dance. Since then, his interest in trance music has grown, expanded and matured. Near the end of 2001, he started producing his own music, following his brother who had done the same the year before. Until recently, Andy was producing with a variety of tools and experimenting with different styles, such as ambient/chill out, melodic, progressive and uplifting trance.

In 2007, Perceptive Recordings had launched, and Andy's first track Nyctalopia was the first release on the label, with an extra Club Mix, and remixes by Onova and Will B. The release was a fantastic success. He decided to stay with Perceptive Recordings to release his music because they had a fair and amicable partnership. The popularity of Perceptive quickly grew with further singles including releases by Daniel Kandi and Adam Nickey.

Komatovič's uplifting trance music style includes the application of classical compositions, a genre many have called "Orchestral Uplifting" or "Uplifting Trance with Symphonic Orchestra".[12][13][14] His first track, Nyctalopia, included a dramatic string ensemble in the breakdown, while still applying the same laws of Trance. His tracks Neverland and The World To Come both included an emotional breakdown with the use of eastern drums, and Everlasting included a piano solo.

His first E.P., Sea Tides, was released on February 23, 2009, and received hype by DJ's such as Tiësto, Ferry Corsten and Armin van Buuren. It included three original tracks: Sea Tides, Neverland and Everlasting. The E.P. also included a re-work of each of the tracks. These re-works still included all the same instruments, but both breakdown and main chorus melodies were changed.

Since the Sea Tides E.P., Komatovič has produced numerous remixes for various labels, including Armada and Anjunabeats, receiving hype from many DJ's including Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, and others. His work has influenced the production of more orchestral trance, and more upcoming and established producers are producing their tracks with extended emotional orchestral breakdowns, including SoundLift, Arctic Moon, Nery, Aly & Fila, Ciro Visone, Aeons Of Flight, and Sara Pollino within the uplifting scene and Ralph Fritsch and Roger Shah in other trance genres. During 2010, Blueman continued to produce remixes, for Blue Soho, Subculture, Abora Recordings, AVA, and Enhanced Recordings. His fourth single Florescence was released in July 2010 as another purely solo release on Perceptive Recordings.

Many of his tracks have been widely voted as amongst the best in trance music. Eleven of his tracks were each voted as one of the 1,000 greatest trance tracks of all time out of over 10,000 nominees in the inaugural (2010) Trance Top 1000 poll organized by Armada Music (the largest trance label in the world). These were Afternova - Serenity (Andy Blueman Remix), Time To Rest (Daniel Kandi Bangin' Mix), Sea Tides (Original Mix), Neverland (Energetic Mix), Everlasting (Original Mix), Nyctalopia (Original Mix), Nery - Redawn (Andy Blueman Remix), The World To Come (Andy Blueman Mix), Airbase - Roots (Andy Blueman Remix), Adam Nickey - In Motion (Andy Blueman Remix), Robert Nickson - Circles (Andy Blueman Remix).[11] By the time of the competition, only 13 trance songs Komatovič had worked on had been released; this rate of 85% is amongst the highest of any producer in the history of trance music and is a testament to Komatovič's consistently high quality.

His songs have also been voted highly by listeners of A State of Trance, which has about 15 million listeners a week: Five songs -- Time to Rest (Live Guitar by Eller van Buuren Mix),[15] Nyctalopia (Onova remix),[16] Time To Rest (Original Mix),[17] Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia – Tuvan (Andy Blueman remix),[18] and Nery – Redawn (Andy Blueman remix)[19]—were voted the corresponding week's Future Favorite. As for Trance Around the World and its 30 million listeners, two of Andrej's other tracks -- Ferry Tayle & Static Blue - L'Acrobat (Andy Blueman Remix)[9] and Adam Nickey - In Motion (Andy Blueman Remix)[8]—won the TATW web vote contest. And in the 2010 Trancefix poll of the best trance songs of 2010, Afternova - Serenity (Andy Blueman Remix) was rated the 11th best and his Florescence (Epic Mix) the 18th best of all trance songs for the year.[2]

On 29 December 2010, Komatovič announced via his personal blog that he would quit the trance scene, having lost his passion for trance music.[20] Rather, in the future he will focus on producing pieces of his favourite type of music, orchestral film like music.

In July 12, 2013, he announced he will come back to composing trance.[21]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Andy Blueman - Sea Tides EP (2009) [Perceptive Recordings]
    • Sea Tides (Original Mix)
    • Neverland (Original Mix)
    • Everlasting (Original Mix)
    • Sea Tides (Energetic Mix)
    • Neverland (Energetic Mix)
    • Everlasting (Emotional Mix)

Singles[edit]

  • Andy Blueman - Nyctalopia (2007) [Perceptive Recordings]
    • Nyctalopia (Original Mix)
    • Nyctalopia (Club Mix)
    • Nyctalopia (Onova Remix)
    • Nyctalopia (Will B Remix)
  • Andy Blueman - Time To Rest (2008) [Perceptive Recordings]
    • Time To Rest (Original Mix)
    • Time To Rest (Mystery Islands Remix)
    • Time To Rest (Extended Mix)
    • Time To Rest (Daniel Kandi Bangin' Mix)
  • Reconceal & Andy Blueman - The World To Come (2009) [Perceptive Recordings]
    • The World To Come (Reconceal Mix)
    • The World To Come (Andy Blueman Mix)
    • The World To Come (Onova Remix)
    • The World To Come (Alex Pich Remix)
  • Andy Blueman - Florescence (5 July 2010) [Perceptive Recordings]
    • Florescence (Original Mix)
    • Florescence (Intro Mix)
    • Florescence (Epic Mix)
    • Florescence (Emotional Mix)

Remixes[edit]

  • Airbase - Roots (Andy Blueman Remix) (2008) [Moonrising Records]
  • Robert Nickson - Circles (Andy Blueman Remix) (2009) [A State Of Trance]
  • Waterspark - Lego (Andy Blueman Remix) (2009) [Nu-Depth Recordings]
  • Ferry Tayle & Static Blue - L'Acrobat (Andy Blueman Remix)(2009) [Enhanced Recordings]
  • Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - Tuvan (Andy Blueman Remix) (2009) [Armind]
  • Adam Nickey - In Motion (Andy Blueman Remix) (2009) [Anjunabeats]
  • Nery - Redawn (Andy Blueman Remix) (February 2010) [Blue Soho Recordings]
  • Afternova - Serenity (Andy Blueman Remix) (April 2010) [Abora Recordings]
  • Afternova - Serenity (Andy Blueman Orchestral Remix) (April 2010) [Abora Recordings]
  • Motionchild & Will Holland feat. Tiff Lacey - Arctic Kiss (Andy Blueman Remix) (May 2010) [Enhanced Recordings]
  • Motionchild & Will Holland feat. Tiff Lacey - Arctic Kiss (Andy Blueman Instrumental Remix) (May 2010) [Enhanced Recordings]
  • DNS Project feat. Johanna - Timestep (Andy Blueman Remix) (July 2010) [AVA Recordings]
  • DNS Project feat. Johanna - Timestep (Andy Blueman Dub Mix) (July 2010) [AVA Recordings]
  • Neal Scarborough - Kanya (Andy Blueman Remix) (October 2010) [Subculture]
  • SoundLift - Horizonte (Andy Blueman Remix) (October 2010) [Blue Soho Recordings]
  • SoundLift - Horizonte (Andy Blueman Intro Mix) (October 2010) [Blue Soho Recordings]

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