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 21 January, ALPHA 9 delivers the sixteenth mix in the series.
“Russia's Artem Stolyarov. Whether he's ARTY or ALPHA 9, he's always been sensational.
Corentin, Anjuna's technology boffin, put Artem on our radar. A teenager at the time, he was writing simple, pure melodies that got stuck in your head. ARTY properly arrived on Anjunabeats as part of 'Volume 8'. "The Wonder” and "Rush" were both effortlessly catchy and euphoric.
What is there to say about “Zara" and “Kate" that hasn't been said already? Sublime. His collaborations with Mat Zo also deserve a mention: “Rebound" broke new ground for our label and “Mozart" further refined that winning formula.
Artem's live energy is unmatched in our label family. He's a proper rock star, complete with the bleached, blonde hair. We're a decade into our friendship now, and our next chapter together looks very bright indeed.
Artem is in ALPHA 9 mode on this mix, which celebrates Anjuna's progressive side and includes records from Paul Keeley, Grum, Jaytech and Bart Claessen. Enjoy!”
- Above & Beyond
“I can’t really put it into words how much it means to me to be part of Anjunafamily. Since the very beginning of my career I always wanted to make it to Anjunabeats, Above & Beyond is still my huge inspiration after 16 years of listening to their music.
We’ve had so much history together, a lot of memorable releases, a lot of memorable shows I’ve had an honor to play alongside with Above & Beyond. It means a whole world for me to be part of such a huge milestone celebrating 20 years of Anjunabeats together with my favorites. “
- ALPHA 9
ALPHA 9 Presents: 20 Years Of Anjunabeats is available worldwide on January 21.