ABOVE & BEYOND Anjunabeats Volume 9

ABOVE & BEYOND Anjunabeats Volume 9Above & Beyond’s 2011 has been all about one thing – landmarks. In January they celebrated 10 years of their ever-growing Anjunabeats label, before March’s 200th single release on the imprint; the genre defying anthem and Beatport #1 hit Rebound by Arty and Mat Zo.

In April, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki then embarked on their biggest ever tour of the US with a road blocked 22-date stretch, including two sold out shows at LA’s legendary Hollywood Palladium, with the first selling out in just 90 minutes – a new record for the legendary venue.

After seeing their Sun & Moon anthem playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and reach the top 15 of the Billboard Dance Charts in the US, the trio were ready to unleash their second artist album – “Group Therapy”. Earning them a cover star interview with DJ Magazine and described as “stadium dance with an incredibly personal feel” and “artist album of the year” in a Mixmag review, the string-laden album has been praised by critics and fans alike as a masterpiece in emotive, song-based electronic music.

In such a fast moving year, it seems fitting to close on a familiar totem pole in Above & Beyond’s annual calendar; their Anjunabeats Volume series. Capturing the sound of a label that has dominated Beatport charts and been supported this year by DJs as diverse as The Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta, Anjunabeats Volume 9 offers 2xCDs of predominantly unreleased, exclusive tracks from artists like Arty, Mat Zo, Super8 & Tab, Andrew Bayer, Jaytech, Maor Levi and Above & Beyond themselves.

Modern, melodic and emotive, Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats sound remains unrestricted from one-dimensional genre restrictions. From the reflective, filmic pianos of Above & Beyond’s own unreleased Tokyo through hypnotic progressive sounds like Jaytech’s Overdrive to the synth-frenzy of Nitrous Oxide’s iPeople and the explosive funk-charged house fusion of Mat Zo and Arty’s brand new collaboration Mozart, Anjunabeats Volume 9 captures the full emotional intensity of the Above & Beyond DJ experience.

Also including Above & Beyond’s futuristic electro-edged anthem Formula Rossa, Anjunabeats Volume 9 covers the work of over 20 artists – a testament to the vibrant, tightly bound label family that Anjunabeats has evolved into.

Above & Beyond will be broadcasting the 400th episode of their Trance Around The World radio show via a special live eight hour broadcast from Beirut, Lebanon on 26 November – with guests Gareth Emery, Kyau & Albert, Mat Zo and Jaytech. For full info check out tatw400.com.

Above & Beyond ‘Anjunabeats Volume 9’ Tracklisting

Disc 1

  1. Above & Beyond – Tokyo
  2. Parker & Hanson – Afterthought
  3. Breakfast pres. Keyworth – Median
  4. Cramp – RU116
  5. Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva – In And Out Of Phase
  6. Oliver Smith – New Dawn
  7. Norin & Rad – Bloom
  8. Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa
  9. Maor Levi & Bluestone – On Our Own
  10. Genix – Higher State
  11. Oliver Smith – Symmetry
  12. Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – You Got To Go (Kyau & Albert Remix)
  13. Ost & Meyer – Britanica
  14. Oliver Smith – Progress

Disc 2

  1. Tate & Diamond feat. Nicolai – Electrified (Mat Zo Electrofied Dub)
  2. Mat Zo – Bipolar
  3. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Every Little Beat (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Mix)
  4. Jaytech – New Vibe
  5. Andrew Bayer feat. Molly Bancroft – Keep Your Secrets
  6. Arty – Kate
  7. Jaytech – Overdrive
  8. Super8 & Tab feat. Jan Burton – Slow To Learn (Maor Levi Club Mix)
  9. Nitrous Oxide – iPeople
  10. Mat Zo – Frequency Flyer
  11. Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart
  12. Cramp – Catch The Eye
  13. Sunny Lax – Contrast
  14. Mike Koglin vs. Genix – Dyno

Click here to listen to Above & Beyond’s exclusive “Anjunabeats Volume 9 Mini-Mix”.

Above & Beyond Tour Dates

  • November 12 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Creamfields
  • November 18 – Chisinau, Moldova @ Pavillion
  • November 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Trancemission – 02 Arena
  • December 28 – Goa, India @ Sunburn Festival

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