Over the last two decades, Above & Beyond and their label Anjunabeats have launched the careers of some of the most respected names in electronic music: Andrew Bayer, ARTY, Audien, ilan Bluestone, Seven Lions and Mat Zo to name just a few. In January 2021, the label launched Anjunabeats Rising: a new EP series highlighting the next generation of producers and championing emerging artists from around the world.
Alex Sonata & TheRio, meHiLove and Naz feature on the latest edition in the series, Anjunabeats Rising Volume 4.
Scottish/Italian duo Alex Sonata & TheRio may be familiar to many of our fans through their output on Enhanced and Armada Music. ‘Time’ is a strong start to their Anjunabeats journey, watch this space for more music from them on the label soon.
Ukranian producer Yuriy Mikhailov, aka meHiLove, joins the Anjunabeats ranks with ‘Beautiful’. There’s echoes of the classic, groovy Anjunadeep sound of the 2000s on this one.
Rounding off the package is Naz. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, she’s a versatile producer and multi-instrumentalist now based in Amsterdam. She returned to music production in March 2020 after a decade away, and her comeback ‘Voodoo / Lost’ EP on Ruben de Ronde’s Statement Music caught our ear. ‘Underwater’ is dark progressive music with a touch of 80s glam, and features a spirited vocal from Deanna Leigh.