- CD, 2×CD
Above & Beyond's 2011 has been all about one thing landmarks. In January they celebrated 10 years of their ever-growing Anjunabeats label, before March's 200th single release on the imprint; the genre defying anthem and Beatport #1 hit Rebound by Arty & Mat Zo.
In April, Jono, Tony and Paavo then embarked on their biggest ever tour of the US with a road blocked 22-date stretch, including two sold out shows at LA's legendary Hollywood Palladium, with the first selling out in just 90 minutes - a new record for the legendary venue.
After seeing their Sun & Moon anthem playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and reach the top 15 of the Billboard Dance Charts in the US, the trio were ready to unleash their second artist album Group Therapy. Earning them a cover star interview with DJ Magazine and described as stadium dance with an incredibly personal feel and artist album of the year in a Mixmag review, the string-laden album has been praised by critics and fans alike as a masterpiece in emotive, song-based electronic music.
In such a fast moving year, it seems fitting to close on a familiar totem pole in Above & Beyond's annual calendar; their Anjunabeats Volume series. Capturing the sound of a label that has dominated Beatport charts and been supported this year by DJs of all styles, Anjunabeats Volume 9 offers 2 CDs of predominantly unreleased, exclusive tracks from the label.