Ariscan (Ste Hirst) is a producer of progressive house & trance music. Native to a small town in Yorkshire, close to the original home of the UK’s trance music scene during the 90's and early 2000's - Gatecrasher, Sheffield.
Ariscan's musical path first started from listening to influential artists tear up the dance floors around the UK. After the success of Gatecrasher, Ste Hirst & Paul Pearson created their own night named ‘Pressure’ based in their home town, Rotherham. The event’s overnight success soon became the foundations for both their music careers. In 2007 Ste took a break from music to start a family & Paul moved on from promoting ‘Pressure’ to form the illustrious 'Digital Society', which is now one of the largest leading dance music brands in the UK.
Ariscan's strong passion for electronic music ranges from deep house through to progressive trance, and has spent years working i on his own unique style. In 2012, Ste & Paul agreed to form a music partnership once again and combine their ideas together with one goal, to create quality progressive trance music. Pearson & Hirst
After a year of working together, Pearson & Hirst delivered their debut single in late 2013 aptly named 'Pressure' which was later signed by Will Holland & Tritonal's label ‘Enhanced Music’. The progressive uplifter saw massive support globally and was later featured on Armin Van Buuren's - A State of Trance Radio show. ‘Pressure’ saw continued support from Max Graham, Tritonal, Super8 & Tab, Lange and Ruben De Ronde to name but a few.
Following on from the huge support of their debut single, Pearson & Hirst secured sets throughout the UK, performing at The Warehouse Project, Manchester. Trance Sanctuary, London and the huge Digital Society in Leeds to name but a few. 2014 saw the duo become residents for the mighty ‘Digital Society’ at its home in Leeds, UK and now host their debut radio show ‘Progressive Nature’ aired monthly on the world renowned internet radio station ‘Afterhours FM.
Paul & Ste have been good friends for over 15 years and share a strong Passion for Electronic Dance Music. Working hard in the studio on their latest sounds, 2014 showcased a brand new collection of new singles and remixes, which were all successful in their own right.
In 2018, Pearson & Hirst evolved once again onto different musical paths with Paul Pearson creating a uplifting trance sound and Ste Hirst going down a more progressive route, creating a new artist in Ariscan