Cubicolor announce second LP landing date, share lucid lead single

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Deft texturing of an electronic soundscape; that’s a stylistic strong suit of the three-piece outfit, Cubicolor, and “Points Beyond” surfaces as the latest solidifying example of Cubicolor’s technique. The sleek anticipatory effort hails from Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night. The titularly equivocal LP is Cubicolor’s second studio album.

As “Points Beyond” evidences, Cubicolor won’t break their meticulously layered tradition on Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night. The single works like a well-oiled machine, all of its sonic constituents functioning in harmonious fashion to create an aural listening experience. Cubicolor stitch crisp chords, which melodically mount as time unfurls, with distorted, choral vocals. Metallic synths provide a shrill but not displeasing contrast to the smoothness that these two elements effect. 

Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night is Cubicolor’s second stab at a sophomore album. In 2018, the group produced a full-length LP, complete with a title, artwork, a 12-song track list, and a formal release date. Then, the band abruptly abandoned the project.

We got home and listened to it, then called each other and decided to drop the whole thing. The next week, we went back into the studio and started again.

We loved the record we made but for some reason, it didn’t feel right, so we didn’t keep anything. We shut ourselves on the boat in Amsterdam where we work and didn’t stop until we’d written a new album.


Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night will merge motifs of love, hope, and acceptance in one cohesive, 12-cut production. The album is slated to release via Anjunadeep on Feb. 21.

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Anjunadeep Explorations to return in 2020

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Anjunadeep Explorations to return in 2020Anjunadeep Eplorations 2019 Press Image

Anjunadeep has announced the dates and pre-sale details for the second edition of Anjunadeep Explorations. Marked for June 18-23, Explorations will return to Dhërmi, Albania, expanding its festivities to encompass an even more diverse lineup and range of wellness activities. An Anjunadeep representative confirmed the label will reveal the Explorations lineup on November 21.

The inaugural Explorations this past June brought 2000 fans from over 50 countries for five nights of curated music from the fan-favorite house label and associated acts. Explorations 2019 saw artists like Lane 8, Jody Wisternoff, Eli & Fur, Ben Böhmer, Moon Boots, and many more perform. The multi-day beachside congregation hosted over 60 artists across five stages.

Our first year in Dhërmi was overwhelmingly joyous. A beautiful host country, an incredible crowd, and our unrivalled atmosphere. We can’t wait to do it all again!” said Anjunadeep founder James Grant.

Tucked away on the shores of the Ionian sea, Explorations offers a deep, immersive experience—encouraging attendees to indulge in its warm-weather trove of amenities, which include swimming with dolphins, dining, and a wealth of wellness programs. Tickets for the festival will only be available as part of an accommodation package.

Pre-sale begins on Tuesday, November 26, available for returning attendees. Early bird sale begins on Thursday, November 28 for pre-registered customers. Access sign-up here.

Anjunadeep’s parent label, Anjunabeats also unveiled details for its new destination festival, Anjunabeats Elevations 2020.

Ben Böhmer releases final single from impending ‘Breathing’ LP

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Ben Böhmer releases final single from impending ‘Breathing’ LPBen Bohmer Press Image

Berlin-based Ben Böhmer and Anjunadeep mainstay has released the third and final single from his debut album, “Haunting,” with German neo-folk duo Jonah. Tender vocals ride Böhmer’s dreamlike arrangement through delicate piano chords and stabilizing percussion toward a space that keeps that serene voice at center stage while melodic elements flutter and flow like passers-by.

Böhmer’s two other tracks from the LP include the title track, “Breathing,” and the second single, “Black Hole,” which he performed a haunting live rendition of for Above & Beyond‘s deep house imprint. Breathing is set to drop Nov. 22.

The live performer is gearing up for his Breathing North America Tour, and tickets are on sale now. He’s set to headline live shows across the US and Canada from February 2020, with more worldwide dates to be announced at a later date. 

Luttrell serenades with Anjunadeep feeler, ‘Albanian Summer’

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Luttrell serenades with Anjunadeep feeler, ‘Albanian Summer’Luttrell

San Francisco producer Luttrell has delivered a serene deep house track, “Albanian Summer,” from Above & Beyond’s deep house imprint, Anjunadeep. The ocean atmosphere and dissident seagulls intro the feel-good song reminiscent of the artist’s set in Dhermi, Albania, where he watched everyone dance like crazy to the unreleased version. After that experience, he knew he had to name the song “Albanian Summer.”

After the oceanic intro, arpeggiated plucks and heavenly sustained vocal elements serenade the house percussion elements with a veil of harmonious paradise. A trance build escalates towards a pristine and non threatening release of elements, stripping some of the song’s melodies back while allowing other melodies to shine. Overall, the relaxing deep house and trance exercise curate an environment without worry, harmonically sound to the tune of the surrounding waters.

Above & Beyond add ‘Hideaway’ to their vast Anjunadeep collection

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Above & Beyond add ‘Hideaway’ to their vast Anjunadeep collectionAbove And Beyond Press Photo By Amelia Troubridge 2018 Billboard 1548

Above & Beyond are at it again with a new therapeutic trance track, titled “Hideaway.” No stranger to the UK trio, record label Anjunadeep claims the release to add to its vast collection of trance hits.

Above & Beyond’s exquisite production level is evident in every ounce of the group’s new single. “Hideaway” has an ebb and flow that encourages the listener to participate in the journey that is trance music. The uplifting notes to the track are met equally by dark undertones and assertive synth textures. It’s is a classic Above & Beyond track, perfect for closing the eyes and getting lost in their story of sounds.

Anjunadeep features both a regular and extended mix of the track from Above & Beyond, and both are dreamy trance delights.

Photo credit: Amelia Troubridge

Ben Böhmer announces debut album, ‘Breathing,’ and releases title track with Nils Hoffmann and Malou

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Ben Böhmer announces debut album, ‘Breathing,’ and releases title track with Nils Hoffmann and MalouBen Bohmer Press Image

In Ben Böhmer‘s rapid ascent as the breakout star of Anjunadeep, the Berlin resident has accumulated close to 40 million streams, picked up heavyweight support from the likes of Annie Mac and Pete Tong, and manned his own label, Tön Töpferei.

Now, Böhmer has announced his debut studio album, Breathing, and released its title track to signal the countdown until the LP’s due date. His rise to the spotlight comes at perfect timing with the forthcoming Breathing—which marks a closing of a chapter in Böhmer’s life characterized by heartache, loss, and recovery and his resulting growth as an artist.

The single, “Breathing,” enlists fellow German collaborators Nils Hoffmann and Malou. Tapping into his production ability to weave melancholic atmospheres with hopeful melodies, Böhmer showcases a masterful progression composed of oscillating percussion and haunting reverberations. Malou’s wispy vocals provide a beautifully eerie foreground built around the composition.

Breathing will be out via Anjunadeep on Nov. 22. Pre-order the LP here.

Stream Eli & Fur’s third Anjunadeep EP, 3-track ‘Into the Night’

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Stream Eli & Fur’s third Anjunadeep EP, 3-track ‘Into the Night’Eli Fur

Following the immense success of their 2018 EP Night Blooming Jasmine, Anjunadeep electronica/deep house duo Eli & Fur have released Into the Night: a flawless continuation of their trek into the cinematic stretches of the electronic realm. The latest EP features previously released title track and two new original cuts, “Don’t Say” and “You and I,” with extended mix counterparts in tow.

Laced with hypnotic club grooves and sensual original vocals, Into the Night captures the essence of Eli & Fur’s songwriting strengths in nostalgia-inspired dark tones, and lyricism smoldering with enigmatic intrigue. Paradoxically leaning from their pop-writing origins, their third Anjunadeep EP embodies a complex style of deep house convention, sodden with sensuality.

“It’s always special to create things as a duo as each of us have feelings we want to write about and emotions we want to communicate through the music both lyrically and melodically,” the pair stated in a recent release. “This makes the process more interesting.”

Premiere: Quivver joins Anjunadeep for label’s 11th ‘Explorations’ edition

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The multi-faceted producer, DJ, and vocalist John Graham, better known by his Quivver alias, is making his debut on Anjunadeep for the 11th rendition of the label’s Explorations series. As one of the leading progressive house imprints, Anjunadeep’s ‘Exploration 11’ sets out to unearth and welcome the artists commanding the scene.

Hailing from the UK, Graham hardly needs unearthing. An industry leader for over two decades, he boasts an impressive rap sheet, including over five years in DJ Mag’s Top 100, licensing deals with TV shows and top-selling video games, creating his own label, and performing under multiple successful monikers.

Best known to produce as Quivver, his debut track on Anjunadeep, “Long Time,” is a classic progressive house song, peering into the realm of trance while remaining upbeat and soothing. The violin-esque synths seep into the cracks, creating a flowing sensation over the pulsing house beat. For his label debut, the talented artist effortlessly strings together over six minutes of blissfully smooth, yet bubbling sounds fit for the summer.

Pre-order a copy of ‘Anjuadeep Explorations 11’ here

Founding NERO member Joseph Ray releases debut EP on Anjunadeep [Stream]

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Founding NERO member Joseph Ray releases debut EP on Anjunadeep [Stream]Joseph Ray Anjuna Ep

Acclaimed UK producer Joseph Ray is welcomed by prolific label Anjunadeep for his debut EP, Room 1.5/Chem-EX. Ray, founder of the legendary electronic group NERO, boasts Grammy wins and impressive collaborations on his extensive rap sheet, and this release exemplifies his impressive and unique brand of artistry.

Room 1.5/Chem-EX delivers two techno-leaning melodic house tracks that serve as the other’s yin yang. The EP is equal parts unabashed emersion and emotive composition, one track is deeply hypnotic while the other induces a sense of calm weightlessness.

“Room 1.5” opens the EP with a deep and mysterious club detonator, inspired by Ray’s days of listening to jungle cuts in London clubs. The second track, “Chem-EX,” is entrancing, luscious, and beautiful, which the artist calls, “a sci-fi journey through a long-descending bass pattern and multiple layered arp.”

Joseph Ray’s impressive Anjunadeep debut release is out now.

Eli & Fur drift ‘Into The Night’ ahead of next Anjunadeep EP [Review]

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Eli & Fur drift ‘Into The Night’ ahead of next Anjunadeep EP [Review]Eli Fur

Anjunadeep‘s amorphous pop-songwriters-turned-deep-house-duo, Eli & Fur, are officially returning to the Anjunabeats subsidiary for another EP release, entitled Into The Night. Tuesday, the London outfit shared the EP’s title track: an airy deep-house harbinger to the full-length project. The track bears Eli & Fur’s exceedingly sultry and idealistic earmark, of course.

Reverie is ever in the air with these two. As the track opens, the atmospheric duo’s own languorous vocals phase in, affording the track an otherworldly virtue. Soon, the cinematic nature of Eli & Fur’s sound design grows increasingly apparent in both the offering’s lyrical theme and stylistic approach. The swirling synth line juxtaposed against calming woodblock percussion texturizes the track, while the terse lyrical musings offer further introspective tension: “You reminded me of somethin’ / Now it’s taking up all my time.”

Paradox and nostalgia have been driving through lines in Eli & Fur’s catalog for years, coming to a crest on their last Anjunadeep EP, Night Blooming Jasmine. While “Parfume” embodies how readily our olfactory systems are inclined to reminisce (“Is this for real or something better?”) through the scents of bygone lovers, “Something Was Real” plays on the fleeting, imperfect nature of memory and our visceral inner life.

“Sometimes you find yourself shutting off and making excuses about why not to connect with how you feel on an emotional level,” the pair says via a recent press statement on the track. “Taking the plunge into something different to your usual routine is incredibly liberating. ‘Into The Night’ is about that feeling, stepping into the unknown and embracing something you never knew you needed.”