Hello Anjunabeats family!
We hope you're all keeping well. Over at Anjuna HQ, we've been getting set for ABGT500, and for the arsenal of releases we have in store for you.
In this month's newsletter: we're talking LA travel tips, all the action from Group Therapy Weekender London, our upcoming shows in Amsterdam and Australia, new merch, plus an exclusive teaser of what's to come from the label in October. Read on for all the details!
ABGT500 is around the corner 🇺🇸🌴🏖
Not long until the big one, Anjunafamily!
There's a quick reminder of the day's running order below, whether you're joining us in person or online. If it's the latter, you can bookmark the livestream now on YouTube. Let us know where you'll be tuning in from!
Group Therapy 500 is sold out, but we've just released some extra tickets for Anjunadeep Open Air, and there are still a few spots left for Andrew Bayer's 'Duality' pre-party with Fatum, Naz and OLAN 🎫
To help you prepare for your time in LA, we asked our good friends at Anjunafamily Los Angeles for their travel tips...
🎭 Things To Do 🎭
Los Angeles offers a variety of amazing things to do; from the beach to the hills to the city. Come vibe at Santa Monica, Venice, or Manhattan Beach. There are hiking trails at Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon and Kenneth Hahn Park. LA has a museum for every taste; LACMA, The Getty and The Academy Museum to name a few.
🚆 Getting Around 🚆
If you’d like to explore the city, consider renting a car! Plan for parking, time and location-wise. If you rent a car, place all your items out of plain sight when you park. For traffic, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get from one area of Los Angeles to another, so plan ahead with a traffic app, such as Waze. Ubers and Lyfts are abundant. The Metro covers many parts of Los Angeles, just be mindful while taking public transportation. The beaches have electric bike and scooter rentals by Veo, Spin and Bird.
🍽 Dining 🍽
This city is for foodies. Each neighbourhood of Los Angeles has its own unique taste, so make sure you take some time to explore! Insider.com has a top ten list of trendy LA restaurants if you’d like to hit the highlights. If you don’t want to go out, Uber Eats and Grubhub are fast and easy apps for delivery.
Group Therapy Weekender London recap + touring news 🇬🇧🇳🇱🇦🇺
London is all we need! Our hometown Group Therapy throwdown was one for the books – we had an absolute blast, and we hope you did too, Anjunafamily.
Here were some of your highlights...
"What an amazing event, the people were top quality. From a DnB head who came to see LTJ Bukem, I will definitely be back again" - Adrian Marks, Anjunafamily FB Group
"The sheer number of ID’s in that Tinlicker set, and their immediate impact on me against THAT backdrop… just wow. Marsh’s set was near to a religious experience too." - u/TheTinlicker, Reddit
"Mat Zo played the best set of the day. I spotted him in the VIP Area and said how much I loved the set - may have fanboyed a bit! - u/Chojin22000, Reddit
"Alex Sonata & TheRio absolutely killed it at the Rising stage! Apart from that, Sunny Lax and Oliver Smith never disappoint. What a festival it was :)" - u/jazzej, Discord
In other touring news, heading to ADE? Or maybe just fancy a dance with us in Amsterdam?
We’re taking over Melkweg on Sunday 23 October with a stacked lineup of Anjunabeats artists, including ilan Bluestone, Grum, Amy Wiles and more. You can find us in the Max room with maximum (sorry) progressive house and trance vibes. But seriously - it’s going to be awesome.
And ICYMI: we’re bringing Group Therapy Weekender to Australia! This is Above & Beyond and Anjuna’s first camping festival in the country, so we’re pulling out all the stops: an amazing lineup, yoga and wellness activities, the very best local food and drink offerings, plus of course, a headlining set from Above & Beyond.
It all takes place December 16-18 in the Yarra Valley, just outside Melbourne.
Weekend camping passes and day passes are available now, but be quick as capacity is limited. We hope to see you there! 🇦🇺
The 10 Years of Group Therapy celebrations continue 🎶
You may remember a while back, we announced a limited-edition collectable box set to celebrate ten years of Above & Beyond's 2011 iconic studio album, 'Group Therapy'. Good news, it's shipping soon!
A quick reminder of all the goodies you get inside: six iconic Above & Beyond 'Group Therapy' singles + remixes on 12" vinyl for the first time with exclusive artworks and slipmat, all in a matte-laminated, hand-numbered box. If you'd like to hold this piece of Anjuna history in your hands, you can secure yours now from the Anjuna Music Store while stocks last.
And that's not all! '10 Years of Group Therapy pt. 2' drops on streaming and download stores on October 13. Fill in the gaps below to discover some of the remixers' identities...
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Merch restock + new items 👕
News just in! There are some new goodies available now on the Anjunastore, including A&B premium long sleeves, hoodies, Anjuna A socks and bandanas, and more. Plus, we've restocked the Anjunachef apron (an essential addition to every Anjunakitchen), and made the JODA logo tee available on our US-based store for the first time. Check out the new range here!
Coming up in October!
Believe us when we say, we have a ton of new Anjunakitchen heaters coming out of the oven this month. Here's just a taste of what you can look forward to:
- The second part of Andrew Bayer's 'Duality' double album - expect club bangers 🔥
- A label star returns 👩🚀
- A brand new name to the family remixes Mat Zo and OLAN's 'Colours' 🌈
- The first-ever remix of Jono Grant and Darren Tate's JODA project ⚫️🔺
And so much more that we can't talk about just yet. Prepare your eardrums!
Written by Pete Wisher