Everything You Need To Know In Celebrating 20 Years Of Anjunabeats

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 favorite 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.

Also, Above & Beyond have released a collection of their ‘Club Mixes.’ The selection spans 15 years and contains some of the band’s most influential catalog. 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 available now and includes mixed and the unmixed extended versions of 24 essential A&B club hits. Listen Here  

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 Friday, May 22, 2020.  

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 catalog re-releases, and many more surprises in store. 

Join Above & Beyond on Twitch every week: Anjunafamily with Jono GrantCounting down the best tracks of years gone by with a track list selected by our community.Tuesdays from 6 pm BST. 

Tony recreates classic Above & Beyond sets Tony reconstructs the sets and radio shows that have defined Above & Beyond’s career so far. Wednesdays from 6 pm BST  

Group Therapy Radio Above & Beyond’s long-running weekly radio show, featuring the best new electronic music from their labels and friends. Fridays from 7 pm BSTtwitch.tv/anjuna

ABOUT ANJUNABEATS  Recognized as one of the most important dance electronic imprints in the world, Anjunabeats is the label owned and A&R’d by Above & Beyond – Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. 

Starting its journey back in 2000 as an outlet for Above & Beyond’s own productions, the label grew to encompass an ever-growing family of global talent.

Celebrating 20 years in 2020, Anjunabeats has helped kickstart the careers of Mat Zo, Audien, Arty, Andrew Bayer, Tinlicker, Super 8 & Tab, Oliver Smith, Jaytech, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Seven Lions and many more. 

As well as the legendary Anjunabeats Volume series mixed by Above & Beyond, Anjunabeats has also released a number of treasured artist albums including Above & Beyond’s own classic Group Therapy, Mat Zo’s eclectic and Grammy-nominated Damage Control and Andrew Bayer’s experimental If It Were You, We’d Never Leave.

In 2018, Above & Beyond’s fourth electronic album Common Ground debuted at number three of the Billboard Official Album Chart, a career-high for the band.

In recent years, four Anjunabeats releases have been nominated for a GRAMMY award. 

Anjunabeats is an established global touring brand, presenting cutting edge Trance and Progressive lineups at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Wembley Arena, Red Rocks and festivals like EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland. 

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