A mix journey crafted by Above & Beyond celebrating our label’s brightest present and future talent. Matt Lange, 16 Bit Lolitas, Guy J and more steer mix one through deeper waters before Anjunabeats stars like Mat Zo, Audien, Andrew Bayer and Above & Beyond push momentum to peak time. This is us in 2014. Welcome to Anjunabeats Volume 11.
Release Date: OUT NOW!
On the first occasion in which I stumbled across anything vaguely related to this next artist, Mr. FijiWiji, it was actually a remix of “Fire Inside” by Skrux, a track that The Fij had also remixed, originally by Gemini. After a few listens, I made it a point to expand my horizons and find other renditions of the already legendary original. I was captivated by Brendan Galdo’s (Mr Fijiwiji) ability to synthesize this uncanny, simplistic beauty on each of his tunes (including the “Fire Inside” remix), while maintaining a rather minimalistic production method throughout.
Methodical and deliberate – two words that describe Mr. FijiWiji perfectly.
Additionally, when we say simple, we most certainly DO NOT mean effortless or easy. A production with fewer tracks has little room for error, with less instruments to cover up poorly mastered sounds. Brendan did a particularly great job of making his instruments vivid, crystal clear and incredibly euphonic on his two new songs, “Pure Sunlight” and “Under Your Cloud,” the latter being a remix of Myon & Shane 54 + Late Night Alumni.
It would seem that the future has nothing but great things in store for this 18 year old producer hailing from Pittsburgh. We certainly cannot wait to hear more. Show your love via the links below.
Well eat my foot and call me Sally!
Honestly, we never thought these next three words would ever be uttered in sequence, let alone be actualized into a serious collaboration between two of our favorite, yet, in their own regard, entirely different EDM producers.
That’s right. You heard us correctly.
In what may be one of the strangest electronic dance music alliances we have ever seen, Matan Zohar, aka Mat Zo and Jake Stanczak of Kill The Noise have officially joined forces and dropped their premier release as a single entity. Appropriately titled “Part 1,” this next five minute, enigmatic composition is soon to be the talk of the electronic dance music community (and not solely because of who produced it).
How do we know this?
Tossing aside the obvious notion that these two producers’ prior endeavors and resulting fame will greatly aid in the success of this menagerie of strange bedfellows, it’s the track’s jaw-dropping uniqueness that speaks the loudest toward its merit. There’s simply no point in classifying it. Just open your ears to the future.
Now, we’re not saying this is what every EDM musician will be on after they hear it, but, you bet your ass we will be hearing a bevy of follow-up releases from these two.
Taking you around the world in a freshly constructed, incredibly complex, multi-cultural, electronic dance music flying machine, we warmly welcome to the scene, Kill The Zo.