Above & Beyond have enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the global dance music scene. Their debut artist album ‘Tri-State’ was rated ‘Brilliant (5/5)’ by DJ Magazine and has been critically acclaimed as one of the stand-out electronic albums of 2006. The UK’s biggest selling tabloid newspaper The Sun described “Tri-State” as “one of the most original trance albums for years” and it was one of iTunes’ Top Ten selling dance albums of 2006.
Above & Beyond and their record label, Anjunabeats, are a true dance music success story. As artists, DJs, remixers and label-owners, Above & Beyond’s dedication and independent ethos permeates everything they do. Now voted No.9 in the latest DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, they’ve stormed what’s been an impenetrable fortress of big names. Hailed by Pete Tong as the UK’s “next dance superstars”, many from Mixmag, to DJ + Mag, and The Sun, have tipped them as ‘the next big thing’.
Thanks to the sheer quality of their craft, winning Radio 1’s Essential Mix of The Year award, and last year’s debut artist album, ‘Tri-State’ (one of iTunes Top 10 selling dance albums of 2006 and rated “Brilliant *****” by DJ Magazine), they’ve added legions to their already dedicated fanbase. Now battling away with the PvDs, Tiestos, and Sashas of this world, they’re set to become the true dance stars of the next few years.
In turn, their label Anjunabeats has become a byword for quality electronic music in its own right. As well as Above & Beyond, Anjunabeats is home to artists like OceanLab, Smith & Pledger, Kyau vs Albert and Super8 + DJ Tab, and with a back catalogue that boasts as many modern classics as you’d care to mention, it’s firmly positioned itself as a one-stop-shop for the discerning trance fan. Eschewing the obvious and the formulaic, they’ve signed, A&Red, and released some of the most forward-thinking, exciting trance music in years.
Above & Beyond are a force to be reckoned with on a global scale, perfecting superbly crafted trance for trance fans and non-trance fans alike – an ability one can only liken to riding two horses at once. This album shows them at their most dexterous.
‘Anjunabeats Volume 5’ is the next instalment in a series that’s more than earned its spurs as a ‘must-have’ for any electronic music collection. A standout array of tracks from start to finish, it’s packed full of unreleased exclusives and future anthems, including several exclusive new tracks from Above & Beyond themselves. Tracks and remixes include: Maor Levi ‘Shapes’, Purple Mood ‘One Night In Tokyo’, Super8 & Tab ‘Suru’, Super8 & Tab and Mark Pledger ‘Worldwide’’, Above & Beyond present Tranquility Base ‘Razorfish’ (Bart Claessen Remix), Above & Beyond ‘Home’ (Above & Beyond Club Mix), and many more.