‘20 Years of Anjunabeats – The Deep Mixes’
24-track, two-disc compilation features house and techno producers reworking nine Above & Beyond hits
Buy/stream the full ’20 Years Of Anjunabeats: The Deep Mixes’ compilation HERE
Buy/stream Above & Beyond feat. feat. Richard Bedford – On My Way To Heaven (Nox Vahn Remix) HERE
Buy/stream Matt Lange – Rift (Alex O’Rion Remix) HERE
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 spanning two decades wear the iconic Anjuna ‘A’.
Dancefloors have been quiet for the past year, but Anjunabeats hasn’t been. Twenty acts curated their own mix compilation of catalog hits. Above & Beyond took to the Thames in London for a four-hour livestream. Anjunabeats partnered with iconic designer Mark Farrow for a series of merch. There were forward-thinking 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 center stage reworking nine Above & Beyond hits. ‘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 anthems from their renowned ‘Group Therapy’ album.
This 24-track, two-disc compilation is finally out now across all stores.
“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 flavors, 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.” – Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond
Also out today are the final two singles from ‘The Deep Mixes’ compilation: Anjunadeep regular Nox Vahn’s remix of Above & Beyond’s “On My Way To Heaven” (feat. Richard Bedford), and Sudbeat regular Alex O’Rion’s remix of Matt Lange’s “Rift”.
Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – On My Way To Heaven (Nox Vahn Remix)
Prodigious American producer Nox Vahn (FKA Fairchild) is a standout act on Anjunadeep. He has garnered support from some of the biggest names in dance — Solomun and BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong to name a few— and has over 207K monthly Spotify listeners. His track “Come Together” was a hit from last year’s Anjunadeep 11 compilation, and has over 3.5 million Spotify streams. This heavy-hitting remix of an Above & Beyond classic is the producer’s second release on Anjunabeats.
A song that is inspired by the restless, disjointed thoughts that race through the brain at 4 am in the morning, Above & Beyond’s “On Way Way To Heaven features the iconic vocals of longtime collaborator Richard Bedford. The single was originally released alongside the trance trio’s groundbreaking second studio album, ‘Group Therapy’.
“It’s a real honor to be asked to put the Nox Vahn spin on this Above & Beyond classic. This one has been such a massive moment in my sets lately… I really hope you all get the chance to experience it at a show soon!” – Nox Vahn
Matt Lange – Rift (Alex O’Rion Remix)
Dutch producer Alex O’Rion is a rising star on Hernan Cattaneo’s SUDBEAT label. Originally producing trance, O’Rion has now found his groove within deeper, progressive sounds. He is regularly supported by the likes of Nick Warren, Guy J, Guy Mantzur, and more.
Alex O’Rion’s extended remix of Matt Lange’s ‘Rift’ is the highest-selling track on last month’s ‘20 Years Of Anjunabeats: The Deep Mixes’ compilation, which sat in the #1 spot on the Beatport charts for over 2 weeks. Now, it is available on all music platforms. The groove-fuelled and melodic climax to James Grant’s ‘Anjunadeep: 03’ mix, Matt Lange’s ‘Rift’ (2011) is a showcase of the US producer’s unparalleled engineering skill.
“When Tony from Above & Beyond asked me to pick out a track to remix, I immediately thought of Rift by Matt Lange. Such a lovely tune, it was great fun remixing it.” – Alex O’Rion