Anjunabeats

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Anjunabeats
Anjunabeats Logo 2016.svg
Founded2000
FounderJonathan "Jono" Grant, Paavo Siljamäki, Tony McGuinness
StatusActive
GenreElectronic, trance, progressive trance, progressive house
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England
Official websitewww.anjunabeats.com

Anjunabeats /ænˈnəbts/ is a British record label started by producers Jonathan "Jono" Grant and Paavo Siljamäki of Above & Beyond in 2000. Initially exclusively a trance music label, around 2011 Anjunabeats started releasing primarily trance-edged house.[1] The name Anjuna comes from the name of a beach in Goa, India.

History[edit]

In 2000, Anjunabeats released its first 12" record, titled Volume One, which was released under Grant and Siljamäki's alias Anjunabeats.[2] As the label got the name Anjunabeats, they decided to produce under different aliases, such as Free State and Dirt Devils. They were soon joined by Tony McGuinness to form Above & Beyond.[citation needed]

Anjunadeep logo

In 2005, Above & Beyond launched the sub-label Anjunadeep aimed at releases that don't fit under the main label's trance focus, allowing more diversity within Anjunabeats.[3] The trio also launched 2 other sub-labels, Anjunadigital that deals with special remixes and releases of Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep tracks, and Hard On Recordings that was active from 2000 to 2004 and focused on hard trance and hard house.[4]

On 3 October 2017, Anjunabeats announced a collaboration with Beatport to host a production competition titled "Beats In School", in which the winner will earn a year-long mentorship with Anjunabeats artists.[5] Canadian Joel Freck was named as the winner on 10 January 2018, among 20 contest finalists.[6]

In March 2018, Anjunabeats launched a 24/7 radio station on YouTube, which features tracks from their label discography including trance and deep house.[7]

Artists[edit]

This list of artists was adapted from The DJ List[8][unreliable source?]

Anjunadeep artists[edit]

Awards[edit]

Anjunabeats was nominated at the International Dance Music Awards in Miami as Best Global Dance Record Label in the years 2009,[30] 2010,[31] 2012,[32] 2015,[33] and 2016.[34] Three releases on the label were nominated for the Grammy Awards: Mat Zo's album Damage Control in 2015,[35] and Above & Beyond's singles ″We're All We Need″ and "Northern Soul" in 2016 and 2019 respectively.[36]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Wilson (27 April 2017). "Above & Beyond–led label Anjunabeats brings its showcase to Vancouver". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Volume One by Anjunabeats on Spotify". Apple Music. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Anjunadeep: The Tastemaking Dance Label With 'Down to Earth' Fans". Billboard. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  4. ^ discogs.com: Hard On Recordings on Discogs. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  5. ^ Bagshaw, Bella (3 October 2017). "Anjunabeats and Beatport announce contest in search of young up-and-coming producer". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ Dexter, Robyn (10 January 2018). "Anjunabeats and Beatport name new Beats In School winner". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Anjunabeats Launches 24/7 YouTube Radio Station Featuring Trance & Deep House". EDMSauce. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Anjunabeats Artists". The DJ List. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Anjunadeep announces phase one of Explorations lineup, with Eli & Fur, Ben Böhmer, Yotto". Dancing Astronaut. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Gabriel & Dresden Maintain Progressive Trance Stronghold With Latest Album, Remedy". EDM.com.
  11. ^ Frometa, RJ (20 September 2018). "Anjunabeats Reveals Grum's New Album "Deep State"". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Aiiso Tracks & Releases on Beatport". www.beatport.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Ben Bohmer Interview: Producer Makes Beautiful Electronic Music From Tragedy". Billboard. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Anjunadeep's Breakthrough CRi drops Runaway and Announces Debut Album". Cultr. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Interview: Cubicolor". Deep House Amsterdam. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  16. ^ "RA: Dosem". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  17. ^ White, Nick (28 October 2017). "Anjunadeep Release Excellent New Compilation, Anjunadeep 09". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Stream Eli & Fur's third Anjunadeep EP, 'Into the Night'". Dancing Astronaut. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  19. ^ Groove, Aria (1 March 2019). "Hosini: "I have quite a broad taste in music so experimenting with new sounds is something I have always been doing"". Electronic Groove. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  20. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Jody Wisternoff Announces First Album In 8 Years With 'Nightwhisper' via Anjunadeep". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Lane 8 shares full 'Anjunadeep 11' contribution, 'Keep On'". Dancing Astronaut. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  22. ^ CU; will (9 January 2020). "Premiere Leaving Laurel debut on Anjunadeep". CU. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  23. ^ Masood, Saad. "From The M Machine to Anjunadeep, Luttrell Shares His Story". EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Anjunadeep artist showcase: Marsh". realmusic.events. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  25. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Premiere: Nox Vahn & Marsh Create Lush New Single "Naturish" On Anjunadeep". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Qrion – Artists". www.insomniac.com. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  27. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "The Director's Cut: Tinlicker - This Is Not Our Universe". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Way Out West -IDJ Magazine". www.internationaldjmag.com. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  29. ^ Kocay, Lisa. "Yotto On His Remix Of 'Antigone' And New Tour Dates". Forbes. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  30. ^ "24th IDMA (2009)". Wintermusicconference.com.
  31. ^ "25th IDMA (2010)". Wintermusicconference.com.
  32. ^ "27th IDMA (2012)". Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  33. ^ "30th IDMA (2015)". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  34. ^ "31st IDMA (2016)". Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  35. ^ Grammy Nominations for Deadmau5, Mat Zo, and more Archived 20 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Lessthan3.com, Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  36. ^ 58th Annual Grammy Awards Winners & Nominees: Best Dance Recording. Grammy.com, Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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