Above & Beyond s 2011 has been all about one thing landmarks. In January, they celebrated 10 years of their ever-growing Anjunabeats label, before March s 200th single release on the imprint; the genre defying anthem and Beatport #1 hit Rebound by Arty & Mat Zo.
After seeing their Sun & Moon anthem playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and reach the top 15 of the Billboard Dance Charts in the US, the trio were ready to unleash their second artist album Group Therapy. Earning them a cover star interview with DJ Magazine and described as stadium dance with an incredibly personal feel and artist album of the year in a Mixmag review, the string-laden album has been praised by critics and fans alike as a masterpiece in emotive, song-based electronic music.
Modern, melodic and emotive, Above & Beyond s Anjunabeats sound remains unrestricted from one-dimensional genre restrictions. From the reflective, filmic pianos of Above & Beyond s own unreleased Tokyo through hypnotic progressive sounds like Jaytech s Overdrive to the synth-frenzy of Nitrous Oxide s iPeople and the explosive funk-charged house fusion of Mat Zo and Arty s brand new collaboration, Anjunabeats Volume 9 captures the full emotional intensity of the Above & Beyond DJ experience.
Also including Above & Beyond s futuristic electro-edged anthem Formula Rossa , Anjunabeats Volume 9 covers the work of over 20 artists a testament to the vibrant, tightly bound label family that Anjunabeats has evolved into.