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.
In honor of what we like to call ‘the boom’ (that magical moment in spring when everyone begins acting-a-fool because they realize summer isn’t that far away anymore) – we’ve put together another edition of ‘Musical Adrenaline’ for your audio entertainment.
Like craft beers, the temperature, and your general outlook on life – workout routines change by the season. Every new one brings a different running environment, and of course – every new season demands a fresh playlist.
So, put the shitty winter behind you. And more importantly, stop talking to me about it in the elevator. Your breath smells like old cheese mixed with burnt rubber, and I have no interest in becoming your friend. Seriously, why do people feel so obliged to make conversation in the elevator? Like, come on dude – I’m reading the tag on the bottom of my sweater – does it really seem like I want to talk?
Put on your sneakers, download these songs, and go break a sweat.
Summer is coming.
10. Porter Robinson – ‘Sea of Voices’
I always like to get my run started with something slow. And this track off of Porter’s new album is pretty ideal.
9. Jaytech – ‘Megastructure’
One of many songs from Anjunabeats that I’ve utilized for ‘physical health’ purposes over the last few weeks. And ‘waking up way too fucking early’ purposes.
8. Vicetone – ‘White Lies’
The latest single from Vicetone. These Dutch up-and-comers still continue to find their way onto every list we throw together. Although this doesn’t quite hit the spot like their ‘Clarity’ remix (I don’t know if anything will) – it certainly does the trick.
7. Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’
Need I say more?
6. Bastille – Pompeii (Audien Remix)
‘Hindsight’ (Audien’s newest single) and ‘Circles’ were both true contenders. But Audien’s rendition of Bastille’s smash-hit was unprecedented. It’s definitely the best spin on ‘Pompeii’ (there’s been many), and maybe the best remix of the year so far.
5. Avicii – ‘Liar Liar’ (Avicii by Avicii Remix)
1 of the 2 songs included from Avicii’s upcoming (self) remix EP (True, Avicii by Avicii). I won’t go on about how brilliant Tim Bergling’s latest project is, I’ll just let you hear for yourself. ‘Liar Liar’ was my least favorite song on the original True album.
4. Ilan Bluestone – ‘Waves Of LA’ & ‘Elysian’
I included Ilan’s entire new mini-EP for two reasons:
1. The individual links weren’t available.
2. I couldn’t decide between ‘Elysian’ and ‘Waves of LA’.
Oh what the hell, this imminent trance sensation deserves the extra attention. This is Ilan Bluestone’s remix of ‘Fire, Fire, Fire’ – and it has single handedly given me numerous stomach cramps and back aches over the last few months. Give it some time to pick up.
After the 2-minute mark you’ll be running on air.
2. Avicii – ‘You Make Me’ (Avicii Remix)
You just can’t go wrong with the 80’s.
1. Kaskade – ‘Atmosphere’
And of course, I always save the best for last. This is a beat I’ve been playing on repeat all month long. And frankly, Kaskade’s masterpiece is one of the most captivating melodies that mankind has ever created. Seriously…I’m not kidding.