ABOVE & BEYOND TO RELEASE ANJUNADEEP: 01 ON ULTRA RECORDS, FEBRUARY 17TH
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Converts tend to emerge excitedly from their first Above & Beyond gig experience and ask 'was that really trance?' The answer is usually yes and no, for while Above & Beyond are proud of their role in defining the melodic trance sound and their synonymy with the quality end of the genre, trance is too small a word for what they do.
There's no clearer example of this than the success of Anjunadeep, the trio's melodic and progressive house offshoot that’s grown from being a promising sibling label to a dynamic and influential imprint in its own right, winning fans such as James Zabiela, Desyn Masiello, Eric Prydz, and Laurent Garnier along the way, and receiving a nomination for Best Record Label at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2008.
It's a progression which brings us to 'Above & Beyond: Anjunadeep 01', the label's debut compilation scheduled to release on February 17th on Ultra Records. Anjunadeep stalwarts Jaytech, Michael Cassette (aka Komytea), Interplay, Joonas Hahmo and recent high profile addition 16 Bit Lolitas, are joined by newer faces like Colombia's Liluca, Russia's PROFF and Canadian Paul Keeley, as Above & Beyond conjure up two CD's of spirited melodic house music.
A special treat comes in the form of Above & Beyond’s own remix of Radiohead ‘Reckoner’, officially licensed via XL Recordings for the physical format only.
ABOVE & BEYOND’S JONO GRANT SAID:
"If Anjunabeats is there to serve trance DJ's, then Anjunadeep exists to release tracks that both house and trance dj's might play. The UK scene in particular can be quite obsessed with categorisations, but Above & Beyond has always just been about quality uplifting dance music and this compilation illustrates the kind of stuff you'll hear in the early part of one of our longer sets."