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 4th March, Audien delivers the nineteenth mix in the series.
"Nate Rathburn, with a sound as bright and engaging as the man himself, charmed us all with his 2012 label debut, ‘Eventide’. But it was to be ‘Wayfarer’, our set opener at ABGT001, that would pave the way for Audien's meteoric rise. It's everything that we love about the progressive trance sound of that era and became a cornerstone of our DJ sets. Follow-ups ‘Iris’ and ‘Hindsight’ were equally well received by the dancefloor, while ‘Higher’ (feat. Cecilia Gault) and ’Never Letting Go’ alongside ARTY remain gems in the catalogue.
Nate's knack for an earworm set him on an astounding trajectory: ’Something Better’ with Lady A became a country-dance crossover hit; his remix of Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ was an inescapable festival anthem. Anjuna is very proud of him.
In Audien's mix, he's serving catalogue classics with a dollop of prog, sunny-side up". - Above & Beyond
"Being a part of the Anjunafamily is not just shared music preference, but a lifestyle. The boundless positivity, acceptance, and inclusivity that this community and music offers constantly reminds me how grateful I am to have found it years ago. Contributing to the 20 year celebration is an honor, and although I'm able to release my own music with the label, I'll always be that kid in my bedroom, a fan of Anjunabeats". - Audien
Audien Presents: 20 Years Of Anjunabeats is available worldwide on March 4.