Dedicated to deep electronic grooves with emotion, soul and melody, Anjunadeep holds a unique position within today’s dance music world. Picking up rave reviews everywhere from Resident Advisor to DJ Magazine, the releases regularly feature in the sets of the world’s most respected DJs. Solomun, Breach, John Digweed and Kerri Chandler are just some of those who have supported over the past year.
An A&R hotbed, the label is celebrated for releasing the debut artist album from Dusky, 2011’s critically acclaimed Stick By This, a duo that have since been described as “the toast of the UK underground” by Resident Advisor. They also nurture such talents as Matt Lange, Martin Roth and Beckwith.
In the fifth installment of their iTunes monster, Anjunadeep shows off its current crop with two mixes that journey across ambient electronica, deep house, modern garage vibes, and spacey techno.
Anjunadeep 05 mixed by Jody Wisternoff & James Grant (Promo Video)
First up is label boss James Grant, whose annual compilation mixes are eagerly anticipated by the Anjunadeep faithful, and with good reason. Beginning with the beautiful chilled electronica of Croquet Club’s “Cardigan” (supported on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe), Grant’s mix is loaded with exclusive original material from Dusky, Vincenzo, Tom Middleton, Beckwith and DAVI. The mix also features the exclusive Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix of “It’s Cool” by Australian indie-electronic outfit The Presets, and two standout tracks from new talent Universal Solution. Grant’s mix is a measured and character-filled blend of modern melodic deepness.
Next, they welcome Bristol’s Jody Wisternoff to Anjunadeep mixing duties for the first time. One half of legendary dance act Way Out West, Jody has spent over two decades behind the decks, and his monthly “Intensified” podcasts are a treasure trove of modern classics from across the house music spectrum.
Bringing that sensibility to his first Anjunadeep mix, Wisternoff’s CD is a blend of sunshine-soaked deep house (San Francisco talent Lane 8’s brilliant “Be Mine”), melodic deep house (Alfred Taylor’s “Kuza”) and Good Looking-esque liquid jungle atmosphere (check Jody’s own rework of Skanna’s ’93 jungle classic “This Way”), with a garage curveball from current hotshots Leftwing & Kody and some deep washed out techno from Matt Lange and Andre Sobota along the way.
Anjunadeep 05 will available worldwide on July 22 through Anjunadeep.
The Anjunadeep 05 tracks include:
Disc 1 Mixed by James Grant
1. Croquet Club – Cardigan
2. Vincenzo & Aram – Let Go
3. Andrew Bayer & James Grant – Living
4. Beckwith feat. Catherine Porter – Back To Love
5. Universal Solution – Yukon
6. Universal Solution – Osheen
7. DAVI – The Time Has Come
8. Jody Wisternoff & Jonathan Mendelsohn – Out Of Reach (Alfred Taylor Remix)
9. Dusky – Nobody Else
10. DAVI – The Bay 6
11. Tom Middleton – WIV AUW CHU
12. Dusky – Mr Man
13. Matt Lange feat. Tania Zygar – Way You Know
14. The Presets – It’s Cool (Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix)
15. Solarity – Symbols
Disc 2 – Mixed by Jody Wisternoff
1. The Peacemaker Project – Ich Lass’ Dich Nicht Zurück (Jody Wisternoff Remix)
2. Lane 8 – Be Mine (Jody Wisternoff’s Deep 05 Reshape)
3. Skanna vs. Jody Wisternoff – This Way
4. Jody Wisternoff feat. Pete Josef – We Are Heroes
5. Alfred Taylor – Kuza
6. Beckwith – Townsend Sling
7. Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – Alchemy (Jody Wisternoff Remix)
8. Rashid Ajami – Coming For You (Jody Wisternoff Remix)
9. Kahwe – Driving Me Wild (Jody Wisternoff’s Deep 05 Reshape)
10. Leftwing & Kody – Deep In (Jody Wisternoffs Deep 05 Reshape)
11. Meramek – Feeling
12. Jody Wisternoff – Macbeth
13. Matt Lange – Only You
14. Andre Sobota – Move Into Tokyo Dawn (Jody Wisternoff’s Deep 05 Blend)