The sixth installment of their iTunes Dance Chart-topping series sees Anjunadeep showcase the label’s sound across two discs of ambient electronica, melodic deep house, upfront garage and spacey techno. For the first time, both CD’s are mixed not by one artist apiece, but by both James Grant and Jody Wisternoff as a duo, allowing for a true journey through the Anjunadeep sound.
The first part of the double mix kicks off with a beautiful piece of electronica from label favourite Croquet Club, before burning slowly through exclusive original material from John Monkman, Vincenzo, Steve Huerta and Lane 8, before closing with new exclusives from label legends Martin Roth and 16 Bit Lolitas. Also featured are stand-out melodic moments from rising stars Cubicolor and Journeyman.
Part 2 of the compilation moves further towards the dancefloor, with an epic collaborative remix of Choir Of Young Believers from Lane 8, James Grant and Jody Wisternoff setting the tone early on, followed by garage tinged contributions from Eli & Fur and legendary techno pioneer Dave Angel. Label regulars Beckwith, Lancelot and Meramek bring some bass heavy flavour, whilst label newcomers Shur-i-kan, Ashworth and Shingo Nakamura deftly blend darker, techno atmospherics.
The mix drives to a climactic finish, through the emotive techno of Dusky’s “4T4” and Leftwing & Kody’s progressive throwback “Tell Me’, before ending with an utterly mesmeric track from acclaimed composer Olafur Arnald, beautifully remixed by Ryan Davis.