Anjunabeats started life as a university project in the year 2000 and since then it now has over 700 releases spanning two decades, with 20 acts curating their own mix compilation of catalogue hits. Within that time, Above & Beyond also took to the Thames in London for a four-hour livestream and the label partnered with designer Mark Farrow for a series of merchandise.
There was also 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 tracks. ‘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 live stream 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 tracks from their 'Group Therapy’ album.
This 24-track, two-disc compilation is out now, check it here.
Tony McGuinness (Above & Beyond):
"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."