Anjunadeep have just released the 11th instalment of their annual compilation. Showcasing the sound of the label at the turn of a new decade, Bristolian DJ Jody Wisternoff and label co-founder and A&R James Grant share their seventh mixed compilation together - ‘Anjunadeep 11 Mixed by Jody Wisternoff & James Grant’. The new release showcases an eclectic mix of new and exclusive tracks across two mixes; featuring a host of electronic original cuts, remixes and edits from label staples while welcoming more fresh faces to the series.
Ranging from the hypnotic melodies of breakout talents Cubicolor and Ben Böhmer to possible peak-time dancefloor moments from Yotto, Alex Metric, and Dosem, this year’s instalment also brings new talent into the fold, with compilation debuts from duo Leaving Laurel, breaks producer Braxton, and a closing moment to round off the album from British producer Jon Gurd. Alongside other newcomers Qess, Luigi Sambuy and Kasper Koman, the compilation also features brand new material from familiar names Martin Roth, Marsh, Nox Vahn, Luttrell and Lane 8, plus a pair of unheard originals from Jody and James themselves.
2019 was the label’s biggest year yet, with the launch of Anjunadeep’s Explorations Festival brand, which apparently saw 2000 fans flock to the beaches of the Ionian coast in Dhërmi, Albania for five days of music, connection and discovery. Explorations played host to over 60 artists across 5 stages with live and DJ performances from the likes of Yotto, Moon Boots, Eli & Fur, Patrice Bäumel, Dusky, Öona Dahl, Fort Romeau, Ben Böhmer, Baltra, Tim Englehardt, Lauer, Cubicolor and more.
Over the course of the last year, the label has continued to expand its global Anjunadeep Open Air event series, with a fresh string of shows in Montréal, Bali, Budapest, the Brooklyn Mirage in New York, and for the second year running the 7000 capacity Three Mills Island in London. December saw a homecoming, with the label closing 2019 with a show at London’s Printworks.
2020 sees Anjunadeep present two indoor/outdoor takeovers for London and New York City.