20 Years Of Anjunabeats: The Deep Mixes
By Above & Beyond
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’.
Dancefloors have been quiet for the past year, but Anjunabeats hasn’t been. Twenty acts curated their own mix compilation of catalogue hits. Above & Beyond took to the Thames in London for a four hour livestream. Anjunabeats partnered with iconic designer Mark Farrow for a series of merch. There were forward-thinking albums from Mat Zo, Trance Wax and ilan Bluestone, while the Rising EP series ushered in a new generation of producers and ideas with melody at their heart.
Summer 2021 sees an eclectic selection of house and techno producers take centre stage reworking nine Above & Beyond hits. ‘20 Years of Anjunabeats - The Deep Mixes’ features Anjunadeep regulars Dosem, Nox Vahn, Braxton and Jon Gurd, plus All Day I Dream’s Newman (I Love) and Shai T, two acts heavily supported in Tony McGuinness’ Twitch livestream sets over the past year. There’s melodic house from Mem Aleph and M.O.S., with Khen and Boxer and Amy Wiles providing some more up-tempo moments.
‘The Deep Mixes’ compilation features remixes of singles from Above & Beyond’s debut album ‘Tri-State’, as well as remixes of vocal anthems from their renowned 'Group Therapy’ album.
"The year of lockdown became the year of deep for me. With no Above & Beyond gigs to fly off to I spent the time at home immersing myself in Anjunadeep and beyond, and playing long DJ sets from my kitchen - and beyond! Along the way we’ve got to know some super talented producers and have managed to persuade a good many of them to get involved in our 20 years of Anjunabeats remix initiative. The result is a dozen awesome remixes spanning the full range of deep house flavours, from the Organic realm of A.M.R, M.O.S., Mem Aleph, Khen, Newman (I Love) and Shai T, through the futuristic progressive house of Alex O’Rion and breaks of Jon Gurd and Braxton and up to the more banging end of things with Dosem, Nox Vahn, Boxer and Amy Wiles. What’s been the most pleasant surprise of the year for me is how at home many of these songs feel at home at these lower tempos and in these more relaxed styles, certainly a lesson for me going forward. Thanks to all the remixers, and to you for listening." - Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond
This 24-track, two-disc compilation is finally out now across all stores.