Over the past 20 years, Above & Beyond and their label, Anjunabeats, have launched the careers of some electronic music’s most-respected names; Andrew Bayer, Arty, Audien, ilan Bluestone, Seven Lions and Mat Zo to name but 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.
Hot on the heels of the inaugural Anjunabeats Rising release, which was supported by BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Volume 2 features SØNIN, Mike Saint-Jules, and Dylhen.
Hailing from Finland, Anton Sonin (aka SØNIN) explores the sound of breakbeat and trance on ‘Titan’. Anton worked with Super8 & Tab on their iconic Anjunabeats single ‘Black Is The New Yellow’ from 2010, and collaborated with Yotto on ‘Nothing Like You’, which featured on Anjunadeep 10.
A long time friend of the Anjunafamily with two official remixes under his belt New York’s Mike Saint-Jules makes his solo label debut with ‘Flares’. Mike has over a decade of production experience, with releases on Black Hole, Flashover and Vandit. He’s remixed Armin van Buuren, Gabriel & Dresden and Super8. ‘Flares’ has echoes of the classic, progressive Anjunadeep sound of the 2000s.
Rounding off the EP is Dylhen, who makes label debut with ‘Wanderlust’. A Group Therapy Radio regular, he’s a stalwart of the U.K’s underground progressive scene, with releases on Future Sound Of Egypt and Grum’s Deep State Recordings. He also released a cracking remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘No One To Blame’ on Anjunabeats in 2020.