Andrew Bayer reveals his inspirations behind the tracks on “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave”



The tracklisting for Andrew Bayer’s “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” has been revealed on the album’s holding page HERE. A new audio preview of the track "All This Will Happen Again" has also been added to the page.

Ahead of the album’s release on 15 April, Andrew shares some of the inspirations behind the album.

"My second album "If It Were You, We’d Never Leave" is presented in three different movements. The first section is dark, brooding, angry, distorted, and chaotic. Through the chaos we have the same delicate instruments I’m using later on in the record, such as toy piano, music box, and strings, but they are layered with metallic tones and swampy textures. The next section is sample based, airy, and dreamy, produced like a classic hip-hop record (a la J Dilla). Then the third section is introduced by "Gaff’s Eulogy" and sets the tone for clean, punchy beats interspersed with epic chord progressions, builds, and euphoric breaks.

This album as a whole was a total experiment, and a self-realization piece that slowly evolved. For years, I have listened to sample based hip-hop and thought how jealous I was of these incredible producers and their sampling repertoire. I just simply didn’t have the same sort of musical background these cats had, and always felt like I’d never be able to learn how to sample records like they did.

One day, I sat down and decided to sample music I love, and that speaks to me. So I did. I wrote a track based around samples from Sufjan Stevens. My friends didn’t think it was half bad, so I ran back into the studio the next day and sampled Ane Brun and Deb Talan: two incredible female singer songwriters whom I learned about at Berklee. I had these three tracks going and realised there was no looking back at this point. It wasn’t even a choice really at this point, I knew I had this thing that I had to get out. I hadn’t written selfish music in a while, and this felt really good to do. It was music for me, and about pictures and places in my life.

I am thrilled that people are enjoying the previews so far, and can’t wait to share the rest of the record with you now.”
Andrew Bayer

Pre-order the album from Anjunastore HERE. Everyone who pre-orders the album will also be entered into a draw to win the origami unicorn from the album’s cover.

Jaytech “Multiverse” - tracklisting announced!




The tracklist for Jaytech’s second artist album "Multiverse" has now been revealed! With the album being released 13 August on Anjunabeats, you can preview the title track from "Multiverse" and the full tracklist on the album mini-site HERE. Keep it locked on the mini-site over the coming weeks, as we will be releasing a number of transmissions around the album. These will be followed by a preview podcast from Jaytech, the promo video, a mini-mix of the album’s tracks and finally the album itself.

To pre-order one of 300 signed copies of Jaytech “Multiverse” head to Anjunastore now, where they are available exclusively.

Tracklist

1. Everglade (feat. Serenade)
2. New Vibe (Album Version)

3. Rabbit Raiders

4. Labour Of Love (feat. Nathan Grainger)

5. Epsilon
6. Innovation (feat. Nathan Grainger)

7. Through The Maze (feat. Serenade)
8. Diode

9. Dr Device
10. Stranger (feat. Steve Smith)
11. Multiverse

12. Blue Ocean (feat. Melody Gough)
13. Coda

Above & Beyond ‘Group Therapy’ – release date and tracklisting announced



We can now officially announce that the release date for Above & Beyond’s highly-anticipated second artist album ‘Group Therapy’ will be June 6th.

In addition to the main CD version, 'Group Therapy' will also be released as a limited collector’s edition, and iTunes customers will be able to choose between standard and deluxe LP formats.

We’ll be announcing more details on the special collector’s edition and album pre-order next week, along with an exclusive first listen to clips of some of the album tracks. In the meantime here’s the album tracklisting:

Above & Beyond ‘Group Therapy’ - Tracklisting

01. Filmic
02. Alchemy feat. Zoë Johnston
03. Sun & Moon feat. Richard Bedford
04. You Got To Go feat. Zoë Johnston
05. Black Room Boy (vocals by Tony McGuinness and Richard Bedford)
06. Giving It Out feat. Zoë Johnston
07. On My Way To Heaven feat. Richard Bedford
08. Prelude
09. Sun In Your Eyes
10. Love Is Not Enough feat. Zoë Johnston
11. Every Little Beat feat. Richard Bedford
12. Sweetest Heart feat. Zoë Johnston
13. Thing Called Love feat. Richard Bedford
14. Only A Few Things feat. Zoë Johnston
15. Eternal

To sign-up for more information on the album click HERE.

Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford ‘Thing Called Love’ will be released on 12th June. Watch the official music videos and listen to the current mixes on the ‘Thing Called Love’ flashplayer HERE.

Anjunadeep:03 tracklist revealed plus pre-order now



We’ve let you know that Anjunadeep:03 will be hitting the stores on the 21st Feb 2010 and now it’s time now to reveal the all important track list. Every single day from now until the album launch we will be revealing a new clip from the album tracks so stay tuned daily to our Anjunadeep:03 Flashplayer. You can pre-order a copy of the album now from Anjunastore.

Firmly established as a bedrock of the progressive and melodic techno sound, Anjunadeep has scaled new heights in the past 12 months with support coming from acts as disparate as UK techno baron Dave Clarke, Laurent Garnier, Eric Prydz, Groove Armada’s Andy Cato and stadium-filler Deadmau5 – the latter commenting on Michael Cassette’s Anjunadeep anthem ‘Ghost In The Machine’: “I haven’t felt this good listening to a piece of music since Eric Prydz’s ‘Melo’ -10/10”.

Showcasing the full spectrum of the label’s diverse sounds, ‘Anjunadeep:03’ is the latest annual label collection and features 29 largely unreleased tracks that range from deep, dark and hypnotic techno sounds to upbeat, uplifting electronic house grooves.

Beginning on the lush techno of Stephen J Kroos’ ‘Micrsh’ and the beautifully brooding deep house chasms of Martin Roth’s ‘Deep Style’, Anjunadeep A&R James Grant’s CD1 mix continues to build through melodic techno and progressive textures with tracks and remixes from Underworld, Spooky, Michael Cassette, Andrew Bayer and promising newcomer Soundprank.

On the second disc, Anjunadeep mainstay Jaytech shows off a slightly more upbeat and uplifting electronic house sound that touches on nu disco, electro and more classic house grooves and includes Jaytech’s own forthcoming anthem ‘Djembe’, as well as deep audio offerings from Solarity, Dinka, PROFF, Interplay and Maor Levi.


Tracklisting
Disc 1 / Mixed by James Grant


1. Stephen J. Kroos - Micrsh
2. Martin Roth – Deep Style
3. Da Funk – Weekend Rubdown (Jaytech & James Grant Respray)
4. Electrobios & Liluca feat. Interplay – Depends On You
5. Underworld - Two Months Off (DAVI Remix)
6. Danny Loko - Coastal (Eelke Kleijn Remix)
7. Michael Cassette - Regatta
8. Andrew Bayer – Distractions - Movement 2
9. Soundprank - Captivated
10. Paul Keeley - Relic
11. Komytea - Algebra
12. Spooky - Belong (Sasha Involver Remix) [Prankster Edit]
13. Matt Lange - Rift
14. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer - By All Means (Solarity Remix)

Disc 2 / Mixed by Jaytech

1. Embliss - Back To Mine
2. Interplay - Ignition
3. PROFF - Interstellar
4. Answer42 - Dew Point
5. Beckwith - N To Brooklyn
6. Kobana & Yane3dots - All Those Loose Things
7. Roddy Reynaert And Man Of Goodwill – Brotherhood
8. Jaytech - Djembe
9. Suspect 44 - Japanese Schoolgirls
10. Dinka - The Sleeping Beauty
11. Soundprank - The Far Side
12. Maor Levi – Devotion
13. Timmy & Tommy - Unit 29 
14. Levente Márton - Big Fat Kiss
15. Solarity - Marsh


Check the flashplayer every day for a new clip from Anjunadeep:03

Anjunadeep:03 - mixed by Jaytech & James Grant by Anjunadeep

To celebrate the release of this flagship album, Anjunadeep is holding a brace of transatlantic launch parties. The first will take place at the world-famous Ministry of Sound on Friday 4th February, where Jaytech and James Grant will be performing a 4 hour back2back set for The Gallery.

The second will be at Miami’s Ice Palace on March 24 where Anjunadeep will be hosting the second room of Above & Beyond’s annual Anjunabeats In Miami party. For further album tour dates, check www.jaytechmusic.com.

Pre-order Anjunadeep:03 HERE!

Anjunadeep 02 - Tracklist Announced!!



Click HERE to pre-order your copy!

TRACKLIST:

Disc One
1. Jaytech & James Grant - Moth
2. Hernan Cerbello - Reach Your Soul
3. Jody Wisternoff - Lassoo
4. Oliver Smith - Sunday
5. Paul Keeley - Disco Belle (Dub Mix)
6. Jamie Matrix - Rotation
7. Solarity - Diophantine
8. Michael Cassette - Kilimanjaro
9. 16 Bit Lolitas - Singularity
10.Daniel Portman - Elder (Peter Horrevorts Remix)
11. 16 Bit Lolitas - Re-Murdered
12. BT - Flaming June 2010 (Jaytech & James Grant Mix)
13. Monakhov & Que - Hola
14. Solarity - Red (Redder Mix)

Disc Two
1. 16 Bit Lolitas - Cold Energy
2. Paul Keeley - Cloud 9
3. Dave Horne - Q.E.D.
4. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer - By All Means
5. Marcus Schossow pres. 1985 - London
6. Jaytech - In The Jungle
7. Jamie Matrix - Gold Rush
8. Roddy Reynaert - Fellowcraft
9. Sergey Tkachev - Alien & Butterfly
10. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer - To The Six (Martin Roth Remix)
11. Hydroform - Shine (Andrew Bennett & Rico Soarez Mix)
12. Tom Fall - Cubic
13. Jaytech - Ozone
14. Solarity - DNA