Born and bred in London, Anjunabeats started life as a university project in the year 2000. Today, Anjunabeats is one of the world’s best-loved dance labels. Over 700 releases spanning two decades wear the iconic Anjuna ‘A’.
To celebrate, they’ve opened the vault for a handpicked group of artists from the label’s 20-year history. Each artist will sift through thousands of hours of music to create a definitive, mix of their all-time favourite Anjunabeats releases.
On Thursday May 28th, Oliver Smith, Above & Beyond’s first signing to Anjunabeats, steps up to deliver the first mix in the series.
Oliver Smith is a part of the furniture at Anjunabeats. From his university days with Jono and Paavo, to becoming the first signing to Anjunabeats, to featuring on every single Above & Beyond ‘'Volume' compilation, to the release of his own mix album, Anjunabeats Worldwide 08 in 2018, Oliver Smith is one of the label’s most consistent and innovative artists.
Responsible for countless catalogue classics including ‘White’, ‘Northern Lights’ and ‘Pressure’, his records have been on high rotation on Group Therapy Radio and in Above & Beyond’s live sets for the past 20 years.
“It's a great honour to put together this mix celebrating 20 years of Anjunabeats. I've been with the label since the beginning and seen it grow from a few friends at university, to the amazing worldwide family it is today. I'm so proud to see how it's all developed and still be a part of it all these years later. More than anything, I'm glad we can still say that great music is at the heart of it all.” - Oliver Smith