It all began as a university project in London back in 2000. Fast-forward to 2020, Above & Beyond and their record label Anjunabeats are celebrating 20 years of gracing the world with a unique brand of trance and progressive. They’re marking the milestone with none other than more Anjuna beats.
The British label owned by the trio—Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki— has shared a few projects prepared for their 20th anniversary. Above & Beyond on Thursday released the ‘Club Mix Collection,’ a package of two dozen of the band’s essential club tracks, mixed and unmixed. The 50-track collection covers 15 years, starting with ‘Alone Tonight’ from 2006. It has various versions of big hits like ‘Alchemy,’ ‘Blue Sky Action,’ ‘Sun & Moon,’ and ‘Thing Called Love.’ It even includes the club mix of Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa’s ‘Cold Feet,’ which fans have been awaiting since hearing it on ‘Anjunabeats Volume 14.’
On top of that, Above & Beyond has confirmed that the ‘Anjunabeats Volume 15’ compilation is “well underway and set for release mid-summer,” the label stated in a press release.
Beyond the compilations, the label is also having 20 of its artists create mixes of their favorite Anjuna records. Oliver Smith, the first producer to sign to Anjunabeats in 2000, initiates the series with his curation out May 28. Mixes from other artists will drop every two weeks from that date.
“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 its 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,” Above & Beyond wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Anjuna family can commemorate the anniversary with limited edition 20 years merchandise, on sale at the Anjunastore. The T-shirts are inspired by Above & Beyond’s album sleeves, Tri-State, Group Therapy, We Are All We Need, Common Ground, Flow State, and OceanLab’s Sirens Of The Sea.
Anjunabeats gave rise to some of the most respected names in trance. Andrew Bayer, Audien, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, and Seven Lions are just a few. Without a doubt, the label’s dedicated following is ready for another 20 years of beats.