Anjunabeats: The Worshiping continues

10 Dec

Still pumping out release after release, the Anjunabeats imprint hardly ever disappoints. They manage to release a track almost week after week, and most of the time that are quality tunes. There were some tracks this year on which I had my doubts, but the worked their way into my heart over the time being. I do have to say that there are tracks that never managed that, and never will. Arty’s re-invention of Daft Punk’s “Around The World” was alright (got too much hype though), but the remixes where absolutely dreadful. A remix by Tocadisco, some weird crappy Tonka Afro-something Remix, one by Topher Jones (came the closest to the original) and a Two Pearls Rock & Sven Kirchhof Remix. Absolute crap. I’d rather listen to my mother all day than this. Other exceptions on the ‘Never Disappointing’ rule, where “Millenia” by Mat Zo, Mat Zo’s Electrified Dub of Tate & Diamond’s “Electrified”, “Sea Lo Que Sea Será” by Above & Beyond with Miguel Bosé and the still to be released “Mozart” by Arty & Mat Zo.
There ever rising discussion about Anjunabeats losing their edge isn’t helping either. I share some of those opinions, but if you see that Nitrous Oxide’s “Follow You”, Super8 & Tab’s “My Enemy” and Nitrous Oxide’s Remix of “Infatuation” by Maor Levi and Raul Siberdi are still quality tunes, I don’t think that Beats has lost its edge. Just a change in the scene which Anjunabeats follows. I never speak of Trance 2.0, cause I simply think that’s rubbish to say that. But looking through the discography, I again managed to pull out 40 tracks to fill again 2 compilations. One with purely original or extended mixes and one with remixes. Check out the tracklist and see for yourself if Anjunabeats has lost its edge, or if the long lived reputation cancels that fact.

01 | OLIVER SMITH  Horizons
02 | MYON & SHANE 54  The Beach
04 | SUPER8 & TAB FT. JAN BURTON  Empire
05 | EDU & CRAMP  Human Turbines
06 | ABOVE & BEYOND  Formula Rossa
07 | SUNNY LAX  Contrast
08 | CRAMP  Catch The Eye
10 | SIGNALRUNNERS  Electric Sheep
11 | MIKE KOGLIN  Sunstar
13 | COLD BLUE  Orient Sun
15 | SUPER8 & TAB  Needs to feel
16 | ADAM NICKEY  Callista
17 | DANIEL KANDI  Just For You
18 | NITROUS OXIDE  Amnesia
19 | SUPER8 + DJ TAB  First Aid
20 | DAN STONE  Made In Bahrain 2010

01 | ABOVE & BEYOND PRES. OCEANLAB  Sirens of the Sea [Sonorous Remix]
02 | SLUSNIK LUNA  Sun 2011 [Joonas Hahmo Remix]
03 | CLAESSEN & MARTENS  The Man Who Knew Too Much [Vadim Soloviev Remix]
04 | NITROUS OXIDE  Downforce [Mike Shiver’s “Garden State” Mix]
05 | SUPER8 & TAB FT. JAN BURTON  Mercy [Alex Kunnari Remix]
06 | BOOM JINX FT. JUSTINE SUISSA  Phoenix from the Flames [Omnia & The Blizzard Remix]
07 | MIKE SHIVER & ARUNA  Everywhere You Are [Duderstadt Vocal Mix]
08 | CRAMP  Deadline [Front Remix]
09 | SIGNALRUNNERS & JULIE THOMPSON  These Shoulders [Andy Moor Remix]
10 | OLIVER SMITH  Symmetry [7 Skies Remix]
11 | ABOVE & BEYOND FT. MIGUEL BOSÉ  Sea Lo Que Sea Será [Myon & Shane 54 Remix]
12 | SUNNY LAX  P.U.M.A [Mat Zo Remix]
13 | SUPER8  Cre8 [Mike Saint-Jules Remix]
14 | ABOVE & BEYOND PRES. OCEANLAB  Lonely Girl [Gareth Emery Remix]
15 | SUPER8 & TAB FT. ANTON SONIN  Black Is The New Yellow [Activa Remix]
16 | BART CLAESSEN & DAVE SCHIEMANN  Madness [Super8 & Tab Remix]
17 | ABOVE & BEYOND  Good For Me [Darren Tate Mix]
18 | STEPHEN J. KROOS  Formalistick [Leon Bolier Remix]
19 | SUNNY LAX  Reborn [Nitrous Oxide Remix]
20 | MIKE KOGLIN VS. P.O.S  Untitled Audio  [Nitrous Oxide Remix]

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Other Mixes


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