31 March 2008

podcast003 Anjunabeats Special

001 // Joonas Hahmo – Together
002 // Super8 & Tab - Needs To Feel (Wippenberg Remix)
003 // Above & Beyond - World on Fire
004 // Signalrunners – Don’t Look Back
005 // David West - Welsh Morphology
006 // Andy Moor vs. Above & Beyond - Air for Life
007 // Aalto – 5
008 // Purple Mood – One Night in Tokyo (DJ Shah’s Savannah Remix)
009 // Oceanlab - Clear Blue Water (Mike Shiver's Garden State Remix)
010 // Cara Dillon vs. 2Devine - Black Is The Colour (Coco & Green Remix)
011 // Oceanlab – Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
012 // Daniel Kandi – Child
013 // Above & Beyond – Can’t Sleep
014 // Maor Levi - Shapes (Oliver Smith Remix)
015 // Basic Perspective - Small Step on the Other Side (Elevation Remix)
016 // Kyau vs. Albert – Kiksu
017 // Kyau vs. Albert – Are You Fine?
018 // Smith & Pledger pres. Aspekt - Hi-Jack
019 // Super8 - Get Off
020 // Super8 & Tab – Suru
021 // Oliver Smith - Nimbus
022 // Tranquility Base - Oceanic
023 // Above & Beyond - Good for Me (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
024 // Nitrous Oxide – Amnesia
025 // Luminary – Amsterdam (Smith & Pledger Remix)
026 // Super8 & Tab – Helsinki Scorchin’

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Both formats come in two parts and are in a .RAR file. You will need both parts to extract the file(s) inside. For example, if you want the split-up version you will need the part1 AND part2 from the split-up version. To many of you this may seem completely self explanatory, and you'd be right, but you wouldn't believe how much the downloads are skewed in favour of part1. If you're a last.fm user, are planning to put it on your iPod or simply want to skip to your favorite track with ease, the split-up version is a better option!

For this month's podcast I have compiled an Anjunabeats special, 3 hours of my favourite Anjunabeats songs back to back. This in conjunction with their 100th release and their 100th release party earlier in the month, at Godskitchen Birmingham, which for any of you lucky to attend was one of the best nights I have experienced. Above & Beyond were out of control and Andy Moor (AVA Recording's head-honcho who works somewhat closely with Above & Beyond) wasn't far behind.

Anjunabeats are and have been one of the most prolific and consistent labels in the world over the last few years releasing many more good tracks than poor ones. I initially wanted to try and keep this mix to the length of one cd but I felt that I wasn't showcasing anywhere near as many of the tunes for me to take it seriously, and this beast emerged in a sort of runaway snowball effect. I realise that there are still good songs that I have not included, and in a 3 hour mix that testifies to Anjunabeats' greatness, but I feel I have got the majority of them in here. I also admit that most of these tracks are from the last 3 years, and whilst I accept that for the purists amongst you the older songs are probably as good as these for their day, I wasn't as into trance back then as I am now and now to me sounds a bit dated. However, if that's your thing, Above & Beyond have released a 100th release CD this month also containing a lot of the older classics revamped slightly to get rid of the datedness so get that aswell (but if you're a purist you'd know that anyway heh).

Stay tuned for the next installment where I'll be back to my usual hour long format, although this may not be as soon as expected as I've got a pretty intense exam schedule over the next couple of weeks (oh, the perks of being a chemical engineer) but you never know, I might surprise even myself this month. Thanks a lot, and enjoy, you really ought to!