The Anjunabeats Worldwide compilations are a showcase for the rising talents in trance and progressive that the label houses. Previous editions have served as a springboard for the famous Finns Super8 & Tab, Russian superstar Arty and the effervescent and eclectic Mat Zo.
Since mixing Anjunabeats Worldwide 02 in 2010, Super8 & Tab were widely acclaimed for their debut artist album Empire (blown away on first listen Mixmag), while the inimitable Mat Zo has seen his recent productions supported by DJs as diverse as Above & Beyond, Skrillex, Afrojack, Scott Mills (Radio 1) and countless others.
Arty was much admired in trance circles when he mixed last years Anjunabeats Worldwide 03. In the 12 months since he's genuinely crossed over, with tracks like Kate and Around The World dominating the Beatport charts and being championed by pretty much every top DJ, including the Swedish House Mafia, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto and David Guetta. Arty recently broadcast his first Essential Mix for Radio 1.
The latest in the series, Anjunabeats Worldwide 04, brings two more emerging talents from the Anjunabeats stable to the fore, in the shape of Israels Maor Levi and Polands Nitrous Oxide.
Maor Levi burst on to the scene as a precocious 16 year old with Lital in 2006 and has since matured into a key part of the Anjunabeats family, as well as producing techno and house for Toolroom as 123XYZ. 2012 sees Maor at the very top of his game following a run of releases and remixes that have graced the sets of DJs from Above & Beyond to Mark Knight, from Tiesto to Fatboy Slim.
Given his very real grasp of cross genre dance music, Maor's mix is an exciting hybrid of multiple influences. It includes Mat Zos Its Yours (an homage to the house classic by Jon Cutler and E-Man), as well as unreleased material from current Anjunabeats stars Norin & Rad and Genix. Also featured is an exclusive 2012 Maor Levi remix of Super8s Anjunabeats classic Alba.
CD2 is mixed by Nitrous Oxide aka Krzysztof Pretkiewicz. Responsible for countless Anjunabeats classics such as North Pole, Downforce and the recent iPeople, Krzysztof represents forward-thinking, energised trance music at its best with many exclusive personal productions in his mix including his forthcoming single Tiburon and his collaboration with Space RockerZ Energize.
Krzysztofs mix also journeys through tracks and remixes from Super8 & Tab, Andrew Bayer, Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi and Ost & Meyer. Like CD1, many of these are exclusive to this compilation.