Anjunadeep came into life around 2009 after James Grant saw the need to create a label whose slower bpm and style would stand apart from Anjunabeats. In a stunning and inspiring documentary Grant – the manager of Above & Beyond and Artist & Repertoire Head of Anjunadeep – tells the background story of the creation of the Anjunadeep, Anjunabeats, and Above & Beyond.
Fans get an inside look at how Grant balances life as a father with his busy job in dance music. He explains how he realized his initial pursuit of a career in Law was overtaken by his love for electronic dance music. As the story progresses, the formation of Above & Beyond and the details of how Anjunadeep and Anjunabeats function are revealed. This is all captured in 4K picturesque scenes of Wynwood, London, Los Angeles and The Gorge where Anjunadeep artists are seen playing.
Whats most important to note is the message that the two labels attempt to convey. The music that they put out is characterized by the intent to tell a story and to have a strong melody at its heart. As told by Grant, fans of the labels are inspired by the emotive elements of their music while their events promote the idea of inclusivity.
Highlighted in the documentary is how and why Grant and his endeavors have blossomed into success. While serving as an inspiration for artists to stay true to themselves, he tells a story of how music can affect oneself, others, and the world.
You can enjoy music from their latest compilation ANJUNADEEP 09 while watching the documentary above.
Tracklist [Music from Anjunadeep 09]:
0:00 – “Void” by boerd
1:40 – “Square Miso (Anjunadeep 09 Mix) – Dusky
3:32 – “The Light in You” – Fairchild
5:36 – “Touch of My Soul” – Antic
6:50 – “Larry Mountains 54” – David West feat. Andreas Hermansson
7:38 – “On Air” – Joelle, Jody Wisternoff & James Grant
9:44 – “Cinematic Fireball (Tom Middleton, Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)” – Pola & Bryson
11:35 – “What You Are” – Luttrell
13:57 – “The Flame (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Edit) – Movement Machina