Free Music

Free Music…

Everyone loves free music, so here’s a free track I made in 2011 called Restoration.

You can get it for FREE on my Soundcloud page, there’s NO catch – So what are you waiting for.. grab it now while you have the chance ūüôā


Sad News..

Hey everyone,

I just received an email with some sad news. Unfortunately is closing down on 15th December. 

I would like to thank the station owners¬†VIzionaru¬†Kty¬†and¬†Christian¬†DjPhalanx¬†Sprung¬†for hosting my ‘In the Zone’ radio shows and wish them every success in their new ventures.

That means that this week РSunday 1st December will be the last episode on and I will be looking for a new home for the show. I will be posting details of a new location as soon as possible. 

Last Episode Facebook page


What’s going on??


So, I have a new baby..and you don’t hear from me for a few weeks… ‘what is going on’ ¬†I hear you ask… well where to start..

Baby James is getting bigger and settling into the household nicely, and life is going great.

In other news… I have completed a new track called ‘Renewal’ ¬†– listeners to my show on will already have heard the exclusive preview but if you missed it, you can download it on iTunes or listen to it on Mixcloud

I also made an special guest mix for Underground Revival radio in Atlanta which you can download from Soundcloud

Don’t forget my track ‘Utopia – The Remixes’ ¬†( as featured on Above and Beyond Global Therapy ) is available from all good download stores including iTunes¬†– Beatport – and TrackItDown

That’s about all for now.. make sure you tune into ‘Episode 007’ of my radio show on¬†¬†and join the ‘facebook event page‘ for timings, full tracklisting and other news.

Feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter on Google+ or Facebook


New Arrival

Hi everyone,

Got some exciting personal news for you…

On 5th November at 08.53 my wife gave birth to our third child. A beautiful boy called James Ethan Thomson weighing just under 8lbs – both mother and bay are doing great – not sure about the dad though ūüôā

I think he’s going to take after his he was already spotted wearing headphones. ¬†I managed to get a quick photo as proof ūüôā These ‘headphones’ we actually used in a proper medical hearing test but it looks pretty cool anyway.

Having some time out for #familytime but will be back very soon.

In the meantime, remember you can listen to past episodes of ‘In the Zone’ on Mixcloud¬†, Youtube¬†, and on Podcast

James Ethan Thomson

Hope for Justice

When you book Sonar Zone to DJ at your events Рyou are also helping to end human trafficking in the UK with Hope for Justice

A percentage from the booking fee will be paid direct to Hope for Justice.  To find out more about the amazing work Hope for Justice does, or to donate to them head over to

Sonar Zone also is part of the team that organised ¬†Dance for Justice¬†an event to raise funds and awareness for Hope for Justice. ¬†All the DJ’s played for free, and 100% of all the ticket money was given to the charity. If you would to put on a similar event or would like Sonar Zone to organise one near you please get in touch.

Hope for Justice exists to see the end of human trafficking and slavery in the UK, in our generation.

Media coverage for Dance for Justice
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Worldwide Release


After what seems to have been a life-time… the worldwide release for Utopia – The remixes¬†has finally arrived.

The build-up for this release has been incredible with massive support from Above and Beyond and everyone who voted on ‘Push the Button’ ¬†it has also received support from many other great DJs and fellow producers, including the legendary Photographer.

Now you can get your very own copy from ALL good download stores including iTunes, Amazon , TrackItDown and of course from Beatport

Once you have downloaded your copy, please let me know on my Sonar Zone facebook page or Twitter and I will give you a mention.

I would like to thank Aaron Waters and everyone from Fuzion Four Records for releasing this EP, and Dave Deen at¬†( If you own a record company and don’t use Promo-Cloud… GET ON IT.

and finally…massive thanks to the producers – Karl Forde, Digital Cuplrit and Maxem ¬†for their remixes of Utopia.

Above and Beyond recap

Hey everyone,

thanks again for all your votes for the ¬†‘Push the button‘ feature on Above and Beyond Global Therapy Show.

Thanks to all your support my track Utopia was played not once, not twice but THREE times in a row.

You can listen again to the full show at the links below

After a bit of a delay I can also reveal that Utopia will now be released on ALL good download stores on Monday 7th October 2013,  through Fuzion Four Records,  BUT you can pre-order it NOW on iTunes.

Finally…if you have enjoyed any of my music over the last 365 days, please take a minute to vote for Sonar Zone in the Vestax Scottish DJ20

Thanks for making it to the end of this blog….and for all your support. Feel free to email me at

It’s unbelievable..




Well, you did it again – Above and Beyond¬†played my track Utopia¬†on their world famous weekly radio show ‘Above and Beyond Group Therapy‘ That is all thanks to YOU. It was replayed as a result of all the votes it received on Push the Button

I know it’s pushing it to hope for 4 weeks in a row, but with your help and votes, nothing is impossible. ¬†So, if you want to vote please head over to Push the Button¬†and click on track 6 – Sonar Zone – Utopia ( Maxem remix ) ¬†If you missed this weeks ABGT you can catch it on their Mixcloud site. Click here

The wait is almost over

After what seems like eternity, the time has almost arrived for you to get your hands on a copy of Utopia. Following the massive support from many international DJ’s including Photographer, and Above and Beyond it is now available to pre-order on iTunes.

Click the image below to get your copy and please share this with all your friends and family.

Utopia Remix Artwork


Can we do it??

Can we do it??


Guys (and girls) you are incredible. Thanks to your support and votes my track Utopia was played for the second week in a row on Above and Beyond Group Therapy¬†and they liked it so much… you can vote to hear it again.

If you would like to hear it played next week on their show, please head over to Push the Button scroll down to track 14 and vote Sonar Zone РUtopia.

This track will be releases on Fuzion Four Records on 7th October on all good download stores, but as a special thank you for all your support you can hear it NOW on my Soundcloud page. and I will also be playing it on my radio show on this Sunday. To find out how to listen CLICK HERE

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

I’m sure by now you will all already know the exciting news here with team #SonarZone.

If not , or as a reminder ( yep..kind of excited ) my track Utopia ( Maxem Remix ) was played by Above and Beyond on Group Therapy #44

This is possibly the highlight of my musical career to date. You can hear my track ( which they mix in with the latest track from the world’s number 1 DJ/Producer – Armin Van Buuren at around the 1 hour mark)

Please share this post and tweet to all your friends and help get the word out. You can follow Above and Beyond Group Therapy on Twitter

Please VOTE
14. Sonar Zone “Utopia” [Maxem Remix] (Fuzion Four Records)
at this website to hear my track again next week.

Thanks so much guys. Really appreciate all your support.