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Offline capt. digweed

THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« on: 10/04/07, 23:49 »
THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS*

Anjunabeats is the UK’s fastest growing dance label and home to acclaimed producers/DJ’s Above & Beyond (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki) and their many alter egos.

Anjunabeats was formed when Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamaki met at Westminster University and discovered a mutual love of electronic music.

The pair kicked off the label in 2000 with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 1’, a massive club success which instantly ear-pricked the likes of Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk. The bomb had dropped and the Anjunabeats name was firmly on the map.

Soon afterwards Jono and Paavo became friends with fellow producer Tony McGuinness and together the three went on to form Above & Beyond. When the Above & Beyond remix of Chakra ‘Home’ reached number one in the UK club charts, the trio had many of the world’s leading labels knocking at their door, offering some interesting remix opportunities. The most exciting came from Madonna, who invited the boys to give ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ the Above & Beyond treatment.

As Above & Beyond’s profile as artists grew, so did the Anjunabeats label. It provided the perfect outlet for their numerous production projects – Oceanlab, Aalto, Freestate, Nitromethane, POS, Rollerball and Tranquillity Base – and every release was warmly received by elite DJ’s and club-goers across the globe.

More recently, with James Grant on board as A&R and all round bossman, the Anjunabeats collective have been busy signing a series of fresh artists to the label. Rusch and Murray’s much talked about ‘Epic’ – a track made entirely across Internet forums by two producers who’ve never met – was released in late July 2003 (with an Above & Beyond remix to boot) and was heavily supported by the likes of Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. Other new signings have included Finnish trance maestro Super8, Swedish production prodigy ‘Endre’, and Dutch Deep Tech Genius, Stephen J.Kroos.

Talented UK duo Smith & Pledger have also been snapped up by the label, with their November 2003 collaboration with Matt Hardwick released hailed by DJ Magazine as "the biggest instrumental trancer of the year". Meanwhile the follow-up, 'Connected' is lodged in the DJ boxes of Judge Jules and Armin Van Buuren.

In the last eighteen months Anjunabeats has emerged as one of the most influential labels in dance music today, and in response to demand, the label has recently embarked on an Anjunabeats world tour. The tour will showcase Above & Beyond DJ sets / Live, Oceanlab Live with Justine Suissa on vocals and Aalto Live with Paavo Siljamäki and Miika Eloranta, plus DJ sets from the newer Anjunabeats artists... we’ll let these people have the final word:

“I can’t remember my last set that didn’t have an Above & Beyond production in it. They sound great on the radio and rock any dancefloor. I think all the Anjunabeats tunes are in my box at the moment.” – Armin van Buuren

"The future of UK trance" - Judge Jules, Radio 1

“The UK's new trance superstars” – Pete Tong, Radio 1

“Anjunabeats is building an impressive head of steam” – DJ Magazine

“One of the top trance labels out there” – Ferry Corsten

“They are a great team and have released some fantastic tunes” - Paul Van Dyk


 ;) anjunabeats rules the world !
« Last Edit: 12/04/07, 23:02 by capt. digweed »
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Offline DimsumonDLine

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #1 on: 10/04/07, 23:52 »
definitely ANJUNA Rocks the World!!!!!

wealth is of the heart & mind, not the pocket

Offline bless the child

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #2 on: 10/04/07, 23:55 »
mantappp..ija emang anjunabeats lover,,

Offline mound

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« Reply #3 on: 10/04/07, 23:57 »
UK rules......

Offline NinBo

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« Reply #4 on: 11/04/07, 00:02 »
"ANJUNA ciamik tenan" -Ninbo
..HNN..

Offline Ricco.Sepet

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #5 on: 11/04/07, 00:52 »
UK TRance!
btw, Anjuna beats udah sampe vol berapa?
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Offline secret admirer

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #6 on: 11/04/07, 11:18 »
UK TRance!
btw, Anjuna beats udah sampe vol berapa?

gw cuma punya Vol 3 & Vol 4 doank...Vol 5 udah ada....?
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Offline capt. digweed

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #7 on: 11/04/07, 11:38 »
kalo album anjunabeats yg lo maksud udah keluar sampe volume 4

anjunabeats skarang udah menjadi record label no 1 di dunia saat ini
dengan banyak banget risingstar dj nya yg lagu2nya sudah merajai dunia trance
seperti :

alto ( is a collaboration between Paavo Siljamaki from Above & Beyond and Miika Eloranta (Super8)

Alt+F4, aka Magellan Project, aka Avanto, consists of the two young finnish producers Joonas Hahmo and Matti Kotala

Aspekt ( is producer Olie Smith )

Øistein Johan Eide (aka Boom Jinx)

Carrie Skipper's

Cats & Sieja ( are the German producers Oliver Cats and Kevin Sieja)

Dan Stone

Daniel Kandi

Endre ( is Swedish producer, Alex Sjöström)

Hawk, ( aka HKN is the Norwegian dj and producer Håkon Lofthus)

Jono Grant Vs. Mike Koglin (Jono Grant is one third of Above & Beyond, while Mike Koglin is one of Germany's leading trance producers

Kaste (aka Dyyni) consists of two Finnish producers Jani Kervinen and Mika Savela

Kyau & Albert ( When Kyau & Albert are not in the studio they run the Euphonic label, a firm favourite with the Anjunabeats team.)

Lucas & Beltram  (are Jeroen Beltman and Martijn Endenburg)

Luminary

Maor Levi (a highly original up and coming producer hailing from Israel)

Matt Hardwick Vs. Smith & Pledger

Menno De Jong

Mike Shiver


Nitromethane (a side project for Above & Beyond's Tony McGuinness (above, foreground)

OceanLab (is a project featuring Above & Beyond and vocalist Justine Suissa.)

P.O.S (stands for Paavo Olavi Siljamäki, and is Paavo from Above & Beyond's solo project.)

Rusch & Murray

Smith & Pledger (are London-based producer/DJ's Olie Smith & Mark Pledger)

Stephen J. Kroos

Sunny Lax

Super8 ( is Miika Eloranta from Helsinki, Finland, who also forms one half of Aalto.)

Super 8 + DJ Tab

Supermodels From Paris ( Having already made a big name for himself with fellow producer Jaakko under the guise 'Dallas Superstars')

DJ Tab ( Janne Mansnerus, aka DJ Tab )

Tranquility Base (was started as a side project to enable Above & Beyond to release a remix which was rejected)


once again, ANJUNABEATS RULES THE WORLD OF TRANCE !  ;)
« Last Edit: 12/04/07, 23:05 by capt. digweed »
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Offline sonique

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« Reply #8 on: 11/04/07, 18:58 »
seen the blueprint?
better than that... i've got them on me...
u should feel what i feel
u should take what i take

Offline kc

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #9 on: 11/04/07, 23:19 »
ayo kita berdoa semoga terwujud acara "ANJUNA NIGHT" 7 hari 7 maleeemm !! ;D ;D
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Offline Ricco.Sepet

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #10 on: 12/04/07, 00:29 »
UK TRance!
btw, Anjuna beats udah sampe vol berapa?

gw cuma punya Vol 3 & Vol 4 doank...Vol 5 udah ada....?
gw adanya 2 sama 4..3 gw ga ada... vol 5 gw ga tau...tapi gw dapet yang promo sampler, "worldwide 01"

mau dong yang ketiga sama pertama klo ada...
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Offline sonique

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #11 on: 12/04/07, 01:51 »
anjuna vol 5 kayanya udah keluar deh...
denger d tatw sihh katanya  begituu... lagu andalannya tuhh ---> Super8 & Tab - Suru...
udah berapa minggu ini jadi record of the week sama web vote winner tuhh... cari d soulseek belom nemu juga nihh sampe sekarang tuu laguu...  :-\


ehhh btw itu smua kalo gw ga salah denger d tatw yeee... ahauhauaha...  ;D
u should feel what i feel
u should take what i take

Offline Ricco.Sepet

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #12 on: 12/04/07, 06:30 »
@Sonique: kayaknya udah lumayan lama yah?
ini gw kirimin..udah gw upload-in...
Link (akan kadaluarsa dalam 30 hari): download
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Offline capt. digweed

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #13 on: 14/04/07, 09:35 »
Above & Beyond Biography

Above & Beyond have enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the global dance music scene, culminating in six nominations at this year’s International Dance Music Awards in Miami.

Their current artist album ‘Tri-State’ was rated ‘Brilliant (5/5)’ by DJ Magazine and has been critically acclaimed as one of the stand-out electronic albums of 2006.

The UK’s biggest selling tabloid newspaper The Sun described “Tri-State” as “one of the most original trance albums for years” and it has featured in iTunes’ Top Ten US dance albums for over three months.

As DJ’s Above & Beyond have scooped Radio 1’s Essential Mix Of The Year Award in 2004 and were ranked in the top 20 in DJ Magazine’s latest Top 100 DJ’s poll.

A&B perform regularly at the world’s biggest dance festivals and clubs and are midway through a residency at Cream Amnesia in Ibiza.

Above & Beyond have enjoyed two top 20 hits in the UK - including ‘Satellite’ under their Oceanlab alias - and have remixed the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears and Dido, prompting Radio 1's Pete Tong to describe them as ‘the UK’s new trance superstars’.

Above & Beyond's weekly Trance Around The World radio show has built a fanatical global following on the internet. The show stands at the forefront of trance and has been responsible for breaking many of the scene's biggest records.

The best records from the show and from the trio’s respected Anjunabeats label (If there’s a more on point label we’re yet to find it’ Mixmag) feature in Above & Beyond’s popular ‘Anjunabeats Volume’ compilation series. The latest episode, Anjunabeats Volume Four, was released in July 2006.
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Offline capt. digweed

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« Reply #14 on: 14/04/07, 10:01 »
Above & Beyond

have enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the global dance music scene, culminating in six nominations at this year’s International Dance Music Awards in Miami. Their current artist album ‘Tri-State’ was rated ‘Brilliant (5/5)’ by DJ Magazine and has been critically acclaimed as one of the stand-out electronic albums of 2006. The Sun, the UK’s biggest selling tabloid paper, described ‘Tri-State’ as “one of the most original trance albums for years”, and it has featured in iTunes’ Top Ten US dance albums for over three months.

The album features 13 original songs written by the guys, including the singles Air For Life (winner of Best Underground Dance Track at the 2006 IDMA’s) with Andy Moor, Alone Tonight (‘Incredible’ Mixmag), and Can’t Sleep (5/5  Sureplayer’ DJ Magazine). The 4th single from the album, ‘Good For Me’ features the sublime vocals of Zoe Johnston, known for her work with Faithless and Bent, and will be released later this year.

Above & Beyond - aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki -  first broke on the scene with their remix of Madonna’s ‘What it Feels Like For A Girl’. Madonna liked the remix so much she decided to use it on the video instead of the original ballad. Since then Above & Beyond have added the likes of Dido, Britney and Sarah McLachlan to their remix credits, but it is their solo productions which have really captured the imagination of dance music fans everywhere. “Far From In Love”, “No One On Earth”, the Tri-State singles, and OceanLab “Sky Falls Down” and “Satellite” (UK Top 20) have become sing-a-long anthems the world over, prompting Radio 1's Pete Tong to describe Above & Beyond as ‘the UK’s new trance superstars’.

As DJ’s Above & Beyond have scooped Radio 1’s Essential Mix Of The Year Award in 2004 and were ranked in the top 20 in DJ Magazine’s latest Top 100 DJ’s poll. A&B perform regularly at the world’s biggest dance festivals and clubs and are midway through a residency at Cream Amnesia in Ibiza.
Above & Beyond's weekly Trance Around The World radio show has built a fanatical global following on the internet. The show stands at the forefront of trance and has been responsible for breaking many of the scene's biggest records.

The best records from the show and from the trio’s respected Anjunabeats label (‘If there’s a more on point label we’re yet to find it’ Mixmag) feature in Above & Beyond’s popular ‘Anjunabeats Volume’ compilation series. The latest episode, Anjunabeats Volume Four, was released in July 2006.
Above & Beyond have also recorded under a number of different aliases including Aalto, Free State, Jono Grant, Nitromethane, Oceanlab, P.O.S and Tranquility Base.
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Offline capt. digweed

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« Reply #15 on: 14/04/07, 10:04 »
Press quotes about Above & Beyond:

“The UK’s new trance superstars”, Pete Tong, Radio 1

“The future of UK trance”, Judge Jules, Radio 1

 “The leading exponents of quality underground trance are changing people’s perceptions of the T-word” DJ Magazine

“There’s more to trance than extended drum rolls and arpeggiated riffs and Above & Beyond are here to prove it” iDJ Magazine


Press quotes on Above & Beyond’s Tri-State album

“A blend of sleek electronic rhythms, lush filmic textures and old-fashioned songwriting, ‘Tri-State’ is the fulfilment of any dance act’s ultimate album aspiration: a padding-free, skilled, diverse long-player. In a word ‘brilliant’. 5/5” DJ Magazine

“A lush landscape of blissed-out beats and atmospheric vocals...surely one of the most original trance albums for years and a perfect holiday soundtrack. 4/5" The Sun

“A cut above the average trance album ****” Mixmag

“Above and Beyond are something truly special and this is a must have gem. 5/5” Notion Magazine


Press quotes about Anjunabeats:

“If there’s a more on-point label we’ve yet to find it”, Mixmag

"Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats label stands at the pinnacle of the trance scene”
DJ Magazine

“The UK’s most consistently good trance label” iDJ Magazine

“In only a few years Anjunabeats has established itself as one of the best
trance imprints around. This London label shows it’s all about taking a few risks
without compromising on quality.” Update Magazine

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Offline capt. digweed

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #16 on: 14/04/07, 11:15 »
yak sodara2 se-aliran sekalian ...

yg setuju kalo "ABOVE & BEYOND" didatengin kemari lagi untuk kedua kalinya
silahkan posting di bawah sini ;D


ketik : setuju / tidak setuju ! :P
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Offline Loki

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #17 on: 14/04/07, 11:27 »
SETUJU !!!

secara waktu kemaren gw miss hadir karena berbagai hal yg ribet  :-\ :-\ :-\
I Live with my own way..my own life..in my own world...

Offline Ricco.Sepet

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« Reply #18 on: 14/04/07, 17:15 »
SETUJU!!

asyik ija mau datengin Above and Beyond lagi nih.. ;D ;D *piss*
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Offline prama

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #19 on: 14/04/07, 17:29 »
SETUJU !!!!

Offline kc

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« Reply #20 on: 16/04/07, 17:25 »
SETUJU !!
karena yang kemaren gue ga liaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt..
ihikshikshiks.. :(
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Offline Frankie_n.E.R.d

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« Reply #21 on: 18/04/07, 19:51 »
sooon..... ANJUNA BEATS MELODIC TRANCE
"every day in every way i'am getting better and better " Perhaps it is a good idea to start a new day with the right frame of mind.

Offline capt. digweed

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #22 on: 02/05/07, 14:04 »
Anjunabeats Volume 5 Official Tracklist
   
CD 1
1. Michael Cassette "Zeppelin"
2. Chunk & Twist "Battery Life"
3. Jaytech "Essence"
4. Boom Jinx feat. Thomas J. Bergensen "Remember September"
5. Joonas Hahmo "Together"
6. Super8 & Tab "Needs To Feel" [Wippenberg Remix]
7. Jaytech "Spacelift"
8. Junk Science "My Name Is Jacques"
9. Stephen J.Kroos "Formalistick"
10. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base "Buzz"
11. Oliver Smith "Tomahawk"
12. Nitrous Oxide "Amnesia"
13. Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston "Good For Me" [Above & Beyond Club Mix]


CD 2
1. Maor Levi "Shapes"
2. Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert "Megashira"
3. Purple Mood "One Night In Tokyo" [DJ Shah's Savannah Remix]
4. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base "Razorfish" [Bart Claessen 2007 Rework]
5. Daniel Kandi "Make Me Believe"
6. Above & Beyond "Home" [Club Mix]
7. Oliver Smith "Nimbus"
8. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base "Oceanic"
9. Mark Pledger vs. Super8 & Tab "Worldwide"
10. Remo Con "Cold Front (Bart Claessen Remix)"
11. Adam Nickey "Never Gone (Above & Beyond Respray)"
12. Evbointh "One Wish"
13. Super8 & Tab "Suru"

P.S. It will be out on May 21st
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Offline capt. digweed

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #23 on: 02/05/07, 14:09 »
The saviours of trance" (DJ Mag)

"Their finest compilation yet...Compilation of the month ****" (Mixmag)


One of the most exciting releases of 2007 sees Above & Beyond return to the decks for 'Anjunabeats Volume Five'.

Thanks to the sheer quality of their craft, winning Radio 1’s Essential Mix of The Year award, and last year’s debut artist album, ‘Tri-State’ (one of iTunes Top 10 selling dance albums of 2006 and rated “Brilliant *****” by DJ Magazine), Above & Beyond have added legions to their already dedicated fanbase. Now battling away with the PvDs, Tiestos, and Sashas of this world, they’re set to become the true dance stars of the next few years.

‘Anjunabeats Volume 5’ is the next instalment in a series that’s earned its spurs as a ‘must-have’ for any electronic music collection. A standout array of tracks from start to finish, it’s a 2XCD compilation packed full of unreleased exclusives and future anthems, including two brand new tracks from Above & Beyond themselves, under their Tranquility Base guise. Other tracks and remixes include: Maor Levi ‘Shapes’, Purple Mood ‘One Night In Tokyo’, Super8 & Tab ‘Suru’, Mark Pledger vs Super8 & Tab 'Worldwide', Tranquility Base ‘Razorfish’ (Bart Claessen Remix), Above & Beyond ‘Home’ (Above & Beyond Club Mix), and many more.

All preordered CDs will be signed by Jono, Paavo and Tony and will be sent on or before the 17th of May 2007.
The compilation will be released on the 21st of May.

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Offline walasok

Re: THE HISTORY OF ANJUNABEATS
« Reply #24 on: 02/05/07, 14:17 »
yak sodara2 se-aliran sekalian ...

yg setuju kalo "ABOVE & BEYOND" didatengin kemari lagi untuk kedua kalinya
silahkan posting di bawah sini ;D


ketik : setuju / tidak setuju ! :P

setujuuuuuu

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