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.
Stephen Kirkwood, Mavros and Notaker feature on the latest edition of the series, Anjunabeats Rising Volume 3.
Glaswegian producer Stephen Kirkwood caught our ear with his releases on Future Sound Of Egypt, Subculture and Mark Sherry’s Outburst Records. He blends together modern techno and classic trance on ‘Gas Lighter’.
An alias of Californian producer Joaquin Limon, Mavros joins the Anjunafamily following a string of releases on Armada Music. A favourite of Paavo from Above & Beyond, ‘Abyss’ harkens back to early 2010s progressive.
Rounding off the EP is Dave Nothaker, aka Notaker, from St. Louis, Missouri. Dave has been in our orbit for some time: he’s held a regular presence on both Monstercat and mau5trap, and Above & Beyond have frequently spun his releases on Group Therapy Radio. His Anjunabeats debut ‘Stratus’ is another curveball from this talented producer.