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.”

Moon Boots taps Kaleena Zanders for second release from forthcoming album

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Moon Boots taps Kaleena Zanders for second release from forthcoming albumMoon Boots Kaleena Zanders

The release date for Moon Boots‘ new LP, Bimini Road, creeps closer, and the New York native is gearing up for its full unveiling on Anjunadeep. He’s giving fans a taste of what’s to come with the album’s second single, “Juanita.”

“Juanita” is effortlessly groovy, tapping into listeners’ natural instinct to move their feet to the beat. A sexy vocal hook from Kaleena Zanders seals the deal, as her voice glides fluidly over the funky instrumentals the producer’s concocted. It’s a soulful and joyful piece of music, born of two artists joining forces at a retreat.

“Kaleena’s voice is so incredible and her energy is so infectious. You just have to see it to believe it.” Moon Boots noted in a press release. “I’m amazed thinking back on the session that turned into ‘Juanita.’ It was late at night and our sober daytime sessions had morphed into a full-blown party. Kaleena was saying ‘I need aerobics’ over and over while I was messing around on an SH-101. I asked if she could change it to ‘Juanita hold me.’ It shouldn’t work but it just does. I’m so grateful it was all recorded because it could have been a moment in time we laughed about and half-remembered. This is one of the club tracks I am most proud of, and none of it would be possible without Kaleena’s unstoppable energy and talent.”

Bimini Road is out Sept. 6 on Anjunadeep. Pre-order it here, and catch Moon Boots on tour with a seven-piece band here.

Andrew Bayer announces ‘Parallels’ fall tour and shares new single, ‘True Feelin” [Stream]

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Andrew Bayer announces ‘Parallels’ fall tour and shares new single, ‘True Feelin” [Stream]Andrew Bayer NEW Copy 1

Trance titan Andrew Bayer‘s dedication to the Anjuna family is unending and unwavering. Over the course of the last decade, he’s put out dozens of releases on both Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep and headlined oh-so-many Anjuna-curated nights around the world.

Now, he continues that crusade with his next Anjunabeats EP, Parallels, and a North American Fall tour to go with it. According to Bayer, the intention behind this EP is a return to his pure club inclinations which is why this tour will see him hit some of the most iconic clubs the U.S. and Canada have to offer, from Exchange LA to Mezzanine in San Francisco to Chicago’s Spybar.

Parallels’ is a new project for me and a return to analog club sounds aimed squarely at the dance floor. Ever since I started unraveling the club mix odyssey of ‘In My Next Life,’ I’ve felt a deep reconnection with my club sound and pushed myself to take it into new directions – whilst also paying homage to the influences that shaped my first interest in club culture. The latest result is ‘Parallels,’ an EP of instrumental club experiments designed to exist side-by-side with my continuing passion for long players (spoiler alert: album four in motion) – Andrew Bayer

Ahead of the full EP release, Bayer has shared the new single “True Feelin’,” and just as he intended, this track epitomizes uplifting club trance. From the moment the first kick hits, the energy is pushing towards a sensational conclusion that will infuse any listener with joy. Bright chords punctuate a layered rise towards an intoxicating drop Anjuna fans will find refreshingly familiar.

Stream “True Feelin’” in full and check out details for Andrew Bayer’s Parallels tour below.

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Luttrell and Ben Böhmer’s ‘Gibberish’ raises the bar for Anjunadeep collaborations to come

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Luttrell and Ben Böhmer’s ‘Gibberish’ raises the bar for Anjunadeep collaborations to comeLuttrell

Luttrell and Ben Böhmer’s debut co-production, “Gibberish,” is a sensational melodic track, flush with texture. The Anjunadeep regulars both have distinctly nuanced discographies. As impressive as they are individually, “Gibberish” showcases their approaches to producing in blissful synchronicity.

Ben Böhmer keeps the progression smooth as silk cascading skyward, while Luttrell infuses the track with glittering synths and rolling basslines, while he morphs vocals with finesse. While these creative fragments are apparent, it arrives blended and whole: two heads with one body and one soul.

The quality of mixing and give and take showcased through this track gives the listener a subconscious feeling of unity that could only be the result of genuine collaboration and mutual respect; a respect that was undoubtedly fostered over Luttrell and Ben Böhmer’s appearances at Anjunadeep Explorations earlier this summer. “Gibberish,” seems something of a misnomer; as the concise, unsullied offering sets the bar for Anjuna collaborations in the cosmos.

Yotto hatches new label housing, Odd One Out, alongside its first single, ‘Shifter’

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Yotto hatches new label housing, Odd One Out, alongside its first single, ‘Shifter’Yotto Coda

Yotto‘s extended tenure atop Anjunadeep‘s auspicious artist roster has afforded him a wealth of opportunity and accolades over the years, as his progressive fingerprint grew him a fierce following in the process.

Now, the Finnish producer is taking his accrued success to new heights, with the inception of his Odd One Out recording imprint. For Yotto, the name is quite eponymous, as he’s always seen himself as aurally eccentric: an extension of his offbeat disposition and overall outlook on life.

“I strongly believe that nobody could do a worse job running a record label than me,” Yotto says of the launch, tongue more than likely in cheek. “To make sure I stay ahead of the competition in terms of idiocy and surreal zookeeping, I present Odd One Out – an amalgamation of galactic chase scene soundtracks and sunshine-inspired techno blues. We are all odd ones out there – this music is for the outsiders.”

As an added crescendo to the announcement, Yotto officially revved the Odd One Out engines with the label’s first native release, “Shifter,” complete with an additional, extended edition. The track is a shining emblem of Yotto’s mounting, tech-directed style. The atmospheric Yotto original is an impeccable harbinger of the undoubtedly unorthodox cuts to come out of the new label housing in the near future.

Arriving alongside the label news is the full agenda for Yotto’s world tour. Kicking off this Friday, July 26, the tour will beat on through the remainder of the year at a menagerie of festivals and tour shows alike.

Yotto 2019 Tour Dates

Jul 26 – The Church, Edmonton, Canada

Jul 28 – The Gorge Amphitheater, WA, USA

Aug 2 – Cova Santa, Ibiza, Spain

Aug 10 – Ilesoniq Festival, Montreal, Canada

Aug 11 – Three Mills Island, London, UK

Aug 31 – Electric Zoo, NY, USA

Sep 2 – Provincetown Boat Party, Boston, MA, USA

Sep 13 – Brown Alley, Melbourne, Australia* 

Sep 14 – Greenwood Hotel, Sydney, Australia*  

Sep 15 – Sub Rosa, Brisbane, Australia*  

Sep 20 – Spin, San Diego, CA, USA*  

Sep 21 – Carson Creek Ranch, Austin, TX, USA

Sep 27 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada* 

Sep 28 – Theater On The Lake, Chicago, IL, USA

Oct 19 – WesterUnie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct 26 – Freaky Deaky Festival, Houston, TX, USA*

Oct 30 – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, USA*

Oct 31 – Coda, Toronto, Canada*  

Nov 01 – Soundcheck, Washington DC, USA*

Nov 15 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, USA*

Nov 22 – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA*

Nov 23 – Skyway Theatre Studio B, Minneapolis, MN, USA*

Dec 07 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA*

Dec 10 – Your Paradise Festival, Fiji

* indicates Odd One Out tour date

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Moon Boots drops jazzy new single ‘Tied Up,’ announces second LP, ‘Bimini Road’

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With his debut album of 2017, First Landing, Moon Boots made a nuanced splash onto a heavily saturated house music scene with his eclectic disco-funk, four-by-four sound. Now, the Brooklyn-born producer plans to release his follow-up LP, Bimini Road this September—returning with a soulful new single “Tied Up.”

A departure from his recent tenure in more lysergic territory with previous EP Keramas / Harpanet, “Tied Up” and its blend of nu-disco and R&B melodies go back to his stylistic roots on First Landing. “Tied Up” features Moon Boots’ friend and fellow Brooklynite club staple, Steven Klavier. With jazzy chords and a groovy bass-line underlining the track, Klavier’s vocals croon in scat-inspired “doos” and “ahs” that resemble those of Nic Hanson’s on First Landing favorite, “Keep the Faith.” Airy and sweet, “Tied Up” is both infectiously fun and exemplary of Moon Boots doing what he does best: keeping the people dancing.

Bimini Road will bring back collaborators from First Landing, accompanied by a seven-piece band on the live tour. All shows will go on sale at 10 am, Friday, July 12 here. Pre-sale is available now.

Bimini Road is out September 6 on Anjunadeep.

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Moon Boots Announces 2nd Album ‘Bimini Road’ With The Soulful New Jam ‘Tied Up’

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After a foray into exotic psychedelia with his ‘Keramas / Harpanet EP,’ producer / DJ / keyboardist Moon Boots returns to his jazzy house foundations with ‘Tied Up’, an ode to the bonds of love and/or bondage (depending on your perspective). Boots and his friend, Brooklyn nightlife fixture Steven Klavier, channel their appreciation for barbershop

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Lane 8 and Yotto lift spirits on new collaboration, ‘I/Y’

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Lane 8 and Yotto lift spirits on new collaboration, ‘I/Y’Lane 8 George Fitzgerald Burns Remies

Anjunadeep label-mates Lane 8 and Yotto have joined forces for the first time on a blissfully progressive collaboration, “I/Y.”

Released on Lane 8’s This Never Happened, the new track follows a busy run for both deep house heavyweights, with Lane 8 recently dropping his seasonal summer mixtape series and Yotto coming off a massive Hyperfall tour and releasing a string of new music, including his Anjunadeep 10 track “Nothing Like You” with SØNIN and a Hyperfall remix package. Both will be at Anjunadeep presents: Explorations festival; Yotto is slated for Anjunadeep Open Air dates later this summer and Lane 8 will continue playing dates for his This Never Happened show.

The track opens with light orchestral strings, quickly introducing Lane 8’s distinctive plucky synths and a rhythmic bass that establishes energy before it shutters out to ambient strings again. Playing with careful layers and delicate textures, the track slowly crescendos into a momentous release, accompanied by a finally-realized drum-line before passing ephemerally and closing out with mellow chords.

By withholding certain track elements and simultaneously building and deconstructing layers, Lane 8 and Yotto showcase their ability to craft euphoria in a manner that only those with an innate understanding of progressive storytelling can.

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