Anjunabeats have released new remixes of ‘Almost Home’, the latest joint effort between label founders Above & Beyond and long-term collaborator Justine Suissa. Jono, Tony, Paavo and Justine have been working together since 2000 when they formed the group OceanLab. In 2008, they released their first and only album ‘Sirens Of The Sea’, a record that is still popular among trance fans.
More recently, they have collaborated on tracks like ‘Alright Now’, ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘Another Chance’, and downtempo records like ‘Little Something’. In 2016, Justine joined the group during their ‘Acoustic II’ tour, which stopped at venues like the Royal Albert Hall in London and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
‘Almost Home’ was released in September 2021, arriving just in time for their Group Therapy 450 show at The Drumsheds London. The track has been on frequent rotation across SiriusXM BPM and iHeart Evolution and has been supported by the likes of The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren and Oliver Heldens.
This latest package combines A&B’s original and deep mixes with new reworks from MitiS and Ashibah.
Trained as a classical pianist from a young age, MitiS has been releasing electronic music since 2012. He’s a mainstay on Ophelia Records, releasing two studio albums on the label and collaborating with Seven Lions, Crystal Skies, RBBTS, and more. His bass-driven rework of the track is his first remix for the label.
Danish/Egyptian DJ/producer, and vocalist Ashibah also makes her debut on the label. Ashibah resides in South America, where’s she’s apparently grown a following through releases on Defected Records, Spinnin’ Records, Get Physical and more. Her 2020 release ‘Devotion’ on Defected charted in the top 10 on Beatport.
MitiS: “I really couldn’t believe it when Above & Beyond asked me to do a remix. I’ve always loved their music since I started listening to dance music, so this is a full-circle moment for sure. So thankful for them and their whole team for this opportunity, and I hope everyone enjoys it.”
Ashibah: "This remix was a super fun project and a great pleasure because I have been a fan of Above & Beyond for years and when I heard the vocal and the original it was a real nostalgic feeling of those good old rave days. I made about five different versions ‘cause a million ideas popped into my head, but I am super happy with the end result. I took a melodic house approach with lots of drama on the drops but still lots of space for the beautiful vocal to shine and it does.”