RECORD LABEL FOLIO: ANJUNADEEP 2014 FOLIO

31 Dec

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Established in 2005 as an independent label, London based Anjunadeep is a deep house imprint boasting a smooth, stylish, and chic demeanor. Originally a sub-label for Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep has evolved its output to canvas the deeper end of the electronic music spectrum. 2014 was a year dominated by deep house. In accordance with this trend, are six tracks that highlight the evolution of Deep House and Anjunadeep’s footprint on the genre.


Anjunadeep Folio | Mixed by Steve Rivera

Journeyman (UK) – Constellation (Original Mix)

The atmospheric “Constellation” ventures into spacier territory, blending harmonically chopped and distorted vocals with another deep, driving bassline keeping this one firmly rooted to the dance floor.

16 Bit Lolitas – Beat Organ (Original Mix)

Title track “Beat Organ” builds subtly before melodic stabs make way for an insistent bassline groove. Tripped out soundscapes rise and rise in an almost euphoric breakdown, eventually unfolding back into the huge, bouncing bassline.

Lane 8, Patrick Baker – The One (Original Mix)

Sounding like a cross between Tale Of Us, French Express and Cyril Hahn, lead track “The One” is a slow-burning, deep melodic gem with Patrick Baker’s vocals adding an extra layer of catchiness. With early support coming from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and The Magician on his infamous Magic Tape series, “The One” already looks like a future Lane 8 classic.

Lancelot, Ngaiire – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent (Meramek Remix)

Premiered on BBC Radio 1 by Skream, “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent” picks up where “Givin’ It Up” left off, fusing contemporary deep sounds with retro vocal vibes. Ngaiire covers Gwen Guthrie’s 80’s classic in style over jam-band style instrumentals, featuring live guitar, keys and synth.

Meramek – Bounce (Original Mix)

“Bounce” is another bass heavy roller that is built for dancefloor destruction. Tough percussion and ravey stabs make way for a delicate breakdown, filled with atmospheric melodies and textured production.

Eli & Fur – Feel The Fire (Original Mix)

Eli & Fur, aka Eli Noble and Jennifer Skillman, have been making a name for themselves on the London DJ circuit of late, and putting out a string of fresh and exciting singles, including “Seeing Is Believing”, their excellent collaboration with Shadow Child. “Feel The Fire” is a tougher, harder-edged take on their typically melodic sound, and works wonders with their ethereal vocals.

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