RELEASE: Andrew Bayer – Need Your Love / Englund / Detuned [Anjunabeats]

7925057Let’s start off by acknowledging the fact that Andrew Bayer is a modern day musical genius. The fact that “Englund” just got the official release is crazy. That track has been played so many times on my volume 10 it’s not even funny. Throw in his club mix of his latest masterpiece “Need Your Love” and that’s a phenomenal EP. But wait, there’s more in Bayer’s bag of tricks. The final track of the EP, which admittedly I’ve only listened to a handful of times, “Detuned” is verrry epic. Sounds like it belongs in Transformers 9. I’m very much looking forward to bumping it in my car for the first time later this afternoon, hoping my Volvo turns into something cool.

PREVIEW: Andrew Bayer – Need Your Love (incl. Phonat Remix) [Anjunabeats]

BQX8Ry_CQAApJWu.jpg largeThe original was released with his album If It Were You, We’d Never Leave, but if for some crazy reason you haven’t bought or don’t want to buy the masterpiece in its entirety, Anjunabeats is releasing a single package which is to include Phonat‘s remix and, hopefully, the ever-teased ‘Club Mix’. Coming off his EP for Skrillex‘s OWSLA, Phonat continues to deliver with some really awesome forward thinking electronic music. Still think the original takes the cake, but we’ll see just how epic that club mix is this Friday for its world premiere on ABGT039.

Release date: August 5th

VIDEO: James Blake – Retrograde (Live on 89.3 The Current)

If this song is new to you, or if you’re into Anjuna’s own, Andrew Bayer, do yourself a favor and pick up his album, Overgrown. You will not be disappointed. Blake is a genius, and it will tear at your heart strings in all the right ways.

‘Overgrown’ Beatport Link

RELEASE: Anjunadeep 05 mixed by Jody Wisternoff & James Grant

942376_10151516545291629_887374221_nDedicated to deep electronic grooves with emotion, soul and melody, Anjunadeep holds a unique position within today’s dance music world. Picking up 5-star reviews everywhere from Resident Advisor to DJ Magazine, the label’s releases regularly feature in the sets of the world’s most respected DJs (Solomun, Breach, John Digweed and Kerri Chandler are just some of those who have supported over the past year), and are always just as likely to sit perfectly on the Sunday afternoon home stereo as the Saturday night dancefloor.

In the fifth instalment of their iTunes Dance Chart-topping series, we show off our current crop of talents with two mixes that journey across ambient electronica, deep house, modern garage vibes, and spacey techno.

First up is label boss James Grant, whose annual compilation mixes are eagerly anticipated by the Anjunadeep faithful – with good reason. Beginning on the beautiful chilled electronica of Croquet Club’s “Cardigan” (supported on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe), Grant’s mix is loaded with exclusive original material from Dusky, Vincenzo, Tom Middleton, Beckwith and DAVI.

Also featuring the exclusive Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix of “It’s Cool” by Australian’s indie-electronic outfit The Presets and two standout tracks from new talent Universal Solution, Grant’s mix is a measured and character-filled blend of modern melodic deepness.

Next, Anjunadeep welcomes Bristol’s Jody Wisternoff for Anjunadeep mixing duties for the first time. One half of legendary dance act Way Out West, Jody has spent over two decades behind the decks and his monthly Intensified podcasts are a treasure trove of modern classics from across the house music spectrum.

Bringing that sensibility to his first Anjunadeep mix, Wisternoff’s CD is a blend of sunshine-soaked deep house (San Francisco talent’s Lane 8’s brilliant “Be Mine”), melodic deep house (Alfred Taylor’s “Kuza”) and Good Looking-esque liquid jungle atmosphere (check Jody’s own rework of Skanna’s ’93 jungle classic “This Way”), with a garage curveball from current hotshots Leftwing & Kody and some deep washed out techno from Matt Lange and Andre Sobota along the way.

Not much needs to be said about this one at this point. The wait is over, you can go ahead and buy it now. Anjuna-summer is officially in session. I’ve been listening to Henry Saiz‘s album on repeat ever since it came out (which hasn’t sucked), and I can see this is  transitioning things really nicely. Thanks, Above & Beyond, for another awesome compilation.

Beatport Link / Anjuna Store Link (CD)

PREVIEW: Zane Lowe plays Croquet Club and Andrew Bayer on BBC Radio 1

Zane Lowe plays Croquet ClubCardigan‘ from the upcoming Anjunadeep 05 compilation, and Andrew Bayer ‘Need Your Love‘ on his BBC Radio 1 show. I listened to this live last week and was absolutely melting. Now it’s your turn. 05 coming in July…

RELEASE: Andre Sobota – Lost/Chances EP [Monster Deep]

tumblr_mn0nftsYuT1rlt0two1_500Monster Deep continues in a rich vein of from and brings yet more cutting edge progressive house in the truest sense! Welcoming Brazilian producer, and Pryda Friends artist, Andre Sobota, for a beautiful two track EP of the finest calibre. After gaining support of Progressive luminary Hernan Catteneo as well as many others on our last outing, we’re sure this one is going to be just as big! ‘Lost’ is a dark, chuggy and spacy affair, layered with blissful female vocal melodies, tight percussive sounds and clean electronic synth layers that combine perfectly to create this pure progressive number. ‘Chances’ is a completely different animal. The groove laden main hook is exposed from the outset and snappy ‘Prydz’ – esque percussion comes to the fore to lay the foundations of this solid house groove. Haunting, spaced out pad layers create a sense of atmosphere dropping in and out. Don’t lose your chance to own this one.

I previewed this for all of you a few weeks ago, and now it has been released. Andre is a beast in the studio, looking forward to the day I get to see him spin live. Maybe before Michael Cassette or Andrew Bayer something fraiche like that. Wouldn’t be terrible.

Beatport Link