Born and bred in London, Anjunabeats started life as a university project in the year 2000.
Today, Anjunabeats is one of the world’s best-loved dance labels. Over 700 releases wear the iconic Anjuna ‘A’, a hallmark of quality for lovers of trance and progressive music.
2020 hasn’t quite gone to plan and a series of one-day festival events to mark the occasion will not be going ahead. But that’s not going to stop the celebrations!
Anjunabeats has opened the vault for a handpicked group of artists spanning the label’s 20-year history. Each artist will sift through thousands of hours of music to create a definitive, mix of their all-time favourite Anjunabeats tracks.
Oliver Smith, the first producer signed to Anjunabeats, has curated the first release in the series. Released on Thursday, May 28, a new mix will be revealed every two-weeks. Visit anjunabeats.com/20 for more information.
In more exciting news for Anjunabeats fans, Above & Beyond have released a collection of their ‘Club Mixes’. The selection spans 15 years and contains some of the band’s most influential catalogue. The timeline begins in 2006 with the iconic ‘Alone Tonight’ featuring Richard Bedford right up to now; ‘Bittersweet & Blue’ once again alongside Bedford and for the first time as a single, ‘Cold Feet’ with Justine Suissa.
This essential collection of Above & Beyond hits is out today and includes mixed and the unmixed, extended versions of 24 essential A&B club hits.
The band can also confirm that “Anjunabeats Volume 15,” the latest in the band’s career-spanning mix series, is well underway and set for release mid-summer.
Finally, collectors of Anjunabeats ephemera will be jumping at a limited edition release of classic Above & Beyond album sleeve t-shirts. The drop included prints inspired by iconic album sleeves for ‘Tri-State’, ‘Group Therapy’, ‘We Are All We Need’, ‘Common Ground’, ‘Flow State’, and, OceanLab’s ‘Sirens Of The Sea’. Tees on sale this Friday, 22nd of May.
While a return to live events remains on the distant horizon, fans can get their Group Therapy fix with Tony and Jono from Above & Beyond during their weekly isolation live streams on Twitch as part of #AnjunaUnlocked. Head to twitch.tv/anjuna to check the weekly program of live streams.
Beatport has made Anjunabeats the label of the month, and have published a wide-ranging interview with Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness and James Grant, CEO of Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep – Read Here
“Our twentieth year certainly turned out to be a memorable one, didn’t it? We never saw that coming. But one of the many positive things to come out of Lockdown is that it’s given us, our family of artists, and our team in London a chance to reflect upon the incredible records we’ve been custodians of for the last twenty years. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’ll be looking back at the songs that brought this community together through the eyes of the artists that made them and played them.” – Above & Beyond
This is just the beginning of the Anjunabeats 20th anniversary celebrations, with more archive merchandise, deluxe catalogue re-releases, and many more surprises in store.