Finland’s Super8 & Tab, darlings of the Anjunabeats label who recently released their debut album Empire, are bringing a taste of their Scandinavian trance revolution to select cities in the United States.
Since joining forces in 2005, Super8 & Tab’s Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus have gained the support of trance heavyweights like Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten, earned several Beatport #1 chart positions and five star reviews in Mixmag and DJ Mag, and moved up 22 spots to #60 in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100. They are firmly established as Anjunabeats’ best selling artists behind Above & Beyond, with Empire going straight to #7 in the US iTunes Dance charts on the day of its release.
Super8 & Tab’s heart-lifting melodies, warm sounds and solid grooves, as well as intricate, innovative production values, are their hallmark. Side-stepping the obvious and the overblown, releases like their definitive Helsinki Scorchin, the ethereal epic Suru and the hypnotic, electro-twisted Elektra have conquered download charts and festival stages. Empire is an LP of genuine depth and diversity, featuring tracks like the bubbling groover Slow To Learn, the emotional rollercoaster of Mercy and the edgy, subtle title track Empire. And for fans of Super8 & Tab’s instrumental melodic trance there is plenty to savor, especially their sweeping, soaring recent single Black Is The New Yellow (with fellow Finn Anton Sonin). And now they’re bringing their deep, vocal anthems, classy downtempo excursions, and futuristic trance fusions to a few lucky US cities. Says Mansnerus, “We’ve spent more time on the road in 2010 than any other year. The events keep getting bigger and the clubs keep getting better – we’ve got nothing to complain about!