Dedicated to deep electronic grooves with emotion, soul and melody, Anjunadeep holds a unique position within todays dance music world. Picking up rave reviews everywhere from Resident Advisor to DJ Magazine, the label's releases regularly feature in the sets of the worlds most respected DJs (Solomun, Breach, John Digweed and Kerri Chandler are just some of those who have supported over the past year), and are always just as likely to sit perfectly on the Sunday afternoon home stereo as the Saturday night dancefloor.
An A&R hotbed, the label is celebrated for releasing the debut artist album from Dusky (2011s critically acclaimed Stick By This) - a duo that have since been described as the toast of the UK underground by Resident Advisor - as well as nurturing talents such as Matt Lange, Martin Roth, Beckwith and Andrew Bayer.
In the fifth installment of their iTunes Dance Chart-topping series, Anjunadeep shows off its current crop with two mixes that journey across ambient electronica, deep house, modern garage vibes, and spacey techno.
First up is label boss James Grant, whose annual compilation mixes are eagerly anticipated by the Anjunadeep faithful - with good reason. Beginning on the beautiful chilled electronica of Croquet Clubs Cardigan (supported on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe), Grants mix is loaded with exclusive original material from Dusky, Vincenzo, Tom Middleton, Beckwith and DAVI.
Also featuring the exclusive Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix of Its Cool by Australians indie-electronic outfit The Presets and two standout tracks from new talent Universal Solution, Grants mix is a measured and character-filled blend of modern melodic deepness.
Next, Anjunadeep welcomes Bristols Jody Wisternoff for Anjunadeep mixing duties for the first time. One half of legendary dance act Way Out West, Jody has spent over two decades behind the decks and his monthly Intensified podcasts are a treasure trove of modern classics from across the house music spectrum.
Bringing that sensibility to his first Anjunadeep mix, Wisternoffs CD is a blend of sunshine-soaked deep house (San Francisco talents Lane 8s brilliant Be Mine), melodic deep house (Alfred Taylors Kuza) and Good Looking-esque liquid jungle atmosphere (check Jody's own rework of Skannas 93 jungle classic This Way), with a garage curveball from current hotshots Leftwing & Kody and some deep washed out techno from Matt Lange and Andre Sobota along the way.