Good Morning Mix: Above & Beyond craft a mesmerizing mix on ‘Anjunabeats Volume 14’

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Anjunabeats Volume 14 has arrived and Friday morning has never sounded so good. After two years, UK trio Above & Beyond have released the latest edition of their compilation series — Anjunabeats Volume 14. Encompassing tracks from both Anjuna artists and the beloved trance act themselves, Vol. 14 melds the poignant styles of both imprints Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep into one ephemeral listening experience that not only testifies to Above & Beyond’s curation abilities, but also exemplifies the diversity of talent harbored within the imprint’s roster. With a synergy unlike many other labels and a signature sound ubiquitously championed by all its artists, Anjuna continues to dominate dance-floors, arenas, and clubs alike. Mixed in the midst of Above & Beyond’s thrilling journey alongside their 2018 album Common Ground, Vol. 14 pushes forward an expanding vision of trance and deep house over the course of a two-disc, 34-track collection.

Weaving together Anjunadeep picks, Disc 1 eases the listener in by starting off with mellow, hypnotic tracks and gradually building into the euphoric energy permeating throughout most of Vol. 14. By the conclusion of Disc 1, the listener has been fully primed for Disc 2’s intensity which brings with full-force a brand of progressive trance made for stadium capacity. With selections bursting with nuances in production, pace, and soundscape, Vol. 14 features Anjuna favorites like Spencer Brown, Andrew Bayer, Sunny Lax, Jason Ross, and more, while simultaneously highlighting new remixes and updated mixes. Including a Dave DK remix of Andrew Bayer’s “In My Last Life”, Tinlicker remix of Above & Beyond’s “Always”, i_o’s remix of Above & Beyond’s “Alchemy”, updated Above & Beyond mixes of their own songs “Liquid Love”, “There’s Only You”, “Alone Tonight”, “Distorted Truth”, and releases from Ilan Bluestone, Oliver Smith, GRUM, and more, Vol. 14 will go down as one for the books.

Anjunabeats Volume 14 mixed by Above & Beyond is available now. Find Above & Beyond’s tour dates here.

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve kick off 2019 with a mega collab, Lost Kings deliver fresh EP, Hardwell teams up with JGUAR + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With a refreshing amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today on the first NMF of 2019, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Perhaps one of the biggest releases of today is a mega collaboration from Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve called “Island,” which is packed with cascading melodies and powerfully emotive beats. Lost Kings have also arrived in full force, releasing their Paper Crowns EP, which is headed up by “Don’t Kill My High” with Wiz Khalifa and Social House. mau5trap has released their We Are Friends, Vol. 8 compilation, which features 35 tracks from some of the label’s best rising acts, including i_o, ATTLAS, No Mana, and more. Hardwell kicks off his 2019 releases with “Being Alive” with JGUAR, and Sofi Tukker delivers four remixes for “Benadryl,” including a breezy take from TOKiMONSTA. Ghastly and G-Rex have joined forces on the formidable “Heretic,” and Tom Staar puts a grooving twist on Oliver Heldens‘ “Fire In My Soul.” 3LAU taps the talents of vocalist Carly Paige on his newest, “Would You Understand,” and Galantis‘ “Emoji” gets a rework from BEAUZ in their new remix pack.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Oliver Smith, Mat Zo, and Kyau & Albert drop new music on ‘Anjunabeats Worldwide 08’ compilation

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Above & Beyond and their Anjunabeats label are gearing up to wrap on a summer season for the history books. With label favorites Ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer and others churning out albums in 2018, the team has called upon a stalwart imprint mainstay to usher in its latest compilation from and for the Anjuna family, the annual Anjunabeats Worldwide 08.

Since joining the team in 2000, Oliver Smith has made a name for himself with tracks like “Lovingly,” among one of the many singles he’s released over his almost two decades of involvement with the label. He’s also shared his deeper alter ego, Meramek’s music with its deeper offshoot label. And now, he’s following in the steps of Grum, Jason Ross, and ARTY by mixing Anjunabeats Worldwide. On the compilation, we find an extensive showing of Smith’s expansive, lush music. As each compilation in this series promises, there are also exclusive new tracks from artists like Mat Zo, who returns to his home at Anjunabeats and to a trance sound on “Meaning Lost All Words.”

Oliver Smith – Lovingly ft Amy J Pryce

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After a series of memorable inclusions in both Above & Beyond  and Oliver Smith‘s own DJ sets, Smith has finally released his progressive trance track, “Lovingly,” with his longtime label, Anjunabeats. A prolific and strategic remixer with official remixes for Mat Zo, Arty, and Above & Beyond themselves, Smith is also the only artist (other than A&B themselves) to appear on every Anjunabeats volume compilation to date.

“Lovingly” follows a long record of Smith’s delve into solely instrumental tracks — as his very first solo vocal production, featuring British songstress, Amy J Pryce. Pryce’s vocals flood the robust dance track with a full-bodied tenderness, magnifying the already starry-eyed progressive trance vigor.

NMF Roundup: Mr. Kristopher offers acid house action, Savoy show off their rock edge, and Killsonik make a comeback

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.


Awoltalk and Ian Munro link up for the Official Goods Records’ inaugural release of 2018, an aggressive trap number punctuated by pronounced drum elements and low pitched bass lines.

Andrew Rayel puts forth the sequel to Moments (Remixes – EP1), the followup EP an electric offering featuring remixes from Radion6, Whiteout, and more.

Bass experimenter Mr. Kristopher exemplifies the expression ‘the third time’s the charm,’ dropping off the third part of his Brooklyn Trilogy series. Pt. 3 emerges from the sonic depths of Kristopher’s studio, evincing acid house action and haunting techno tones.

John Christian and electronic duo VAVO assert that three isn’t just company, but good company on the drum rhythm driven “How Low,” released on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label.

Savoy assert their rock edge in “Don’t Quit Me Now.”

Trance virtuoso Oliver Smith stuns via “Inside,” a release hailing from Smith’s melodic wheelhouse.

Dubstep duo Killsonik re-commence their electronic comeback on “Never Dream Of Dying,” a number dramatized by eerie string work at the intro, and punching bass thereafter.

UKF Dubstep caters to dub lovers in UKF Dubstep 2017 – Album Mix, an eclectic conglomeration of tracks shaded in dubstep tones.

Deorro’s Panda Funk label sees label veteran GARABATTO deliver a vocally centered statement on “Infected.”

Datsik has released a seven-track EP, Master of Shadows. He teamed up with Virtual Riot, Excision, Ganja White Night and more for the bass-heavy compilation.


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