By SØNIN & Oliver Smith
Continuing an unofficial label tradition, Anjunabeats stalwart Oliver Smith kickstarts the new year with his collaboration with SØNIN, 'Passion'. The track is the first time Oliver Smith and SØNIN have collaborated, and was played by Above & Beyond to 20,000 fans at their sold-out Group Therapy 500 celebrations in October 2022.
The answer to our favourite Anjuna pub quiz question: ‘who outside of Above & Beyond has appeared on every Volume compilation’, Oliver Smith is one of Anjunabeats' most prolific signings, and one of our dearest friends. He had a busy 2022: Oli appeared at all three of A&B's Group Therapy Weekender festivals, joined us at our label showcases in London, New York, Los Angeles and more, and contributed 'Make Me Feel' to Anjunabeats Volume 16. Oli's recent outings 'Borderline', 'Be Alone' and 'Warehouse' have both amassed millions of streams, with the latter becoming this humble hitmaker's best performing track on streaming to date.
Anton Sonin, aka SØNIN, returned to Anjunabeats in 2021 as part of our Rising EP series. He honed his craft in a studio space in Helsinki, shared with compatriots Super8 & Tab, Yotto and Supermodels From Paris. Anton worked with Super8 & Tab on their iconic Anjunabeats single ‘Black Is The New Yellow’ from 2010, and collaborated with Yotto on ‘Hear Me Out’ and ‘Nothing Like You’. He delivered a head-turning set at Above & Beyond's Group Therapy Weekender London festival, and also featured on Anjunabeats Volume 16 with 'Waterfall' (feat. Lewyn).
SØNIN & Oliver Smith 'Passion' is out now on Anjunabeats.