Third Party & Leu Leu Land – Revelation [Anjunabeats]
Third Party, aka Jonnie Macaire and Harry Bass, have been on a progressive curve of late, refining their big room sound with more melodic productions. Having become a regular feature on our radio show, it’s great to finally welcome them to the family with the impressive ‘Revelation’, a dark groover could almost pass for tech house.
Having begun the year with the release of their critically acclaimed and Best Dance Record Grammy nominated third LP ‘We Are All We Need’, Above & Beyond cap off their most prolific year yet with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 12’.
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With the label’s biggest North American tour set to take place early in 2016, Above & Beyond present two mixes of forward-thinking sounds that demonstrate their commitment to rich the melodic sounds that have earned the label cult status with fans, industry and musicians alike. With a nod to the deep, emotive house music that has seen sister label Anjunadeep flourish in recent years, CD1 features the hypnotic sounds of the Howling, Cubicolor and Lane 8, as well as one of Oliver Smith’s deeper offerings and some slow burning, progressive magic from Jaytech.
Elsewhere Vintage & Morelli, Third Party (under their TP guise) and Leu Leu Land make their Anjuna debuts, with Sunny Lax, Kyau & Albert and Jason Ross all contributing more energetic offerings.
The much awaited return of Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa’s OceanLab project heads up CD2 with a gorgeous stripped back version of ‘Another Chance’; previously debuted in club mix form at ABGT150. The newest member of the Anjuna team, Grum, adds his unmistakable progressive sound, former Norin & Rad star Nick Sember hits new heights and the ever-ascendant Ilan Bluestone teams up with find-of-the-year vocalist Giuseppe de Luca for ‘Bigger Than Love’.
In keeping with tradition of being included on every Anjunabeats Volume compilation to date, mainstay Oliver Smith features again with his 2nd more clubbier offering and Above & Beyond themselves offer a string of personal productions including the head-turning ‘A.I’. and remixes of Faithless and Jean Michel Jarre & Tangerine Dream.