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Cubicolor – Fictionalise (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)

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Following the release of their acclaimed debut LP ‘Brainsugar’, Cubicolor return with a remix of ‘Fictionalise’ from iconic Norwegian duo Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas.

The pioneering pair have achieved notoriety over the past 13 years since first working together, with a remarkable back catalogue of influential work including much-loved solo albums, a collaborative LP, and joint remixes for the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Roxy Music. The duo join forces again for the first time since 2012 on a melancholic, disco-tinged remix, following a fruitful few years of solo releases which have been acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, BBC 6Music and NPR.

‘Brainsugar’ is out now on on Anjunadeep (“One of the hottest electronic labels in the world” – Hype Machine).

Cubicolor – Brainsugar LP

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Cubicolor present their debut album – ‘BRAINSUGAR’ – out now on Anjunadeep (“One of the hottest electronic labels in the world” – Hype Machine). Below you can stream the “bewitchingly beautiful” ‘Fictionalise’.

Having launched in 2014 with two members, Dutch producers Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek, Cubicolor now welcome British vocalist , and former Duologue front-man Tim Digby-Bell into the band as their third member, following much loved collaborations on ‘Falling’ and ‘Mirror Play’ over the past 12 months. In his time with Duologue, Tim produced, co-wrote and sang on two records.

On ‘Fictionalise’ we hear an evolution in Cubicolor’s sound across a host of diverse and infectious tracks, combining beautiful songwriting with brilliantly cohesive clarity, echoing their influences; Radiohead, Massive Attack and Moderat to name a few. Tim’s lyrical depth and haunting vocal style shine throughout the album, which features 8 vocal tracks and 4 instrumentals.

The LP’s first single ‘Falling’ is a cascading piece of melancholic house music, which has amassed over 4 million plays on Spotify, topped Beatport’s Electronica chart, and been featured on global specialist radio.

Throughout September Cubicolor bring their well-honed electronic sound to venues large and small across North America for a DJ tour, including a string of underground club shows and notable festival performances at Electric Zoo and Nocturnal Wonderland where they perform on Anjunadeep label stages alongside the likes of Âme, George Fitzgerald, Lane 8, HVOB, Henrik Schwarz and Yotto. Cubicolor are currently developing a full live show to be launched later this year.

‘Brainsugar’ is set to be the seventh artist album to be released on Anjunadeep, an A&R hotbed celebrated for the release of debut LPs from Dusky and Lane 8.

Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Mirror Play
3. Dead End Thrills
4. Fictionalise
5. Brainsugar
6. Falling
7. Nights In Bloom
8. Machine Keys
9. Black Vines
10. Inscape
11. Diver
12. One False Step

Pre-order the album here.

Lane 8 – Rise (Live & In Session)

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Selling out shows from Los Angeles to London, Daniel Goldstein aka Lane 8 marked himself out as one of electronic music’s rising stars in 2015 with the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Rise’ on Anjunadeep. Highly praised by The New York Times, Hype Machine, Mixmag, The Fader and The Metro, and supported by global tastemakers Annie Mac, Jason Bentley and Pete Tong, Lane 8’s diverse sound connected with audiences across the board.

Casting new light on the songs and musicality at its heart, ‘Rise (Live & In Session)’ collates live and session recordings of five tracks from the album, recorded with collaborators Solomon Grey and Lulu James and featuring live keys and arrangement from Daniel himself.

Album opener ‘Loving You’ appears as an ‘In Session’ performance with original vocalist and Jon Hopkins collaborator Lulu James.

Long-time collaborators Solomon Grey return on ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Hot As You Want’, taken from the popular ‘In Session’ videos debuted last year, originally premiered by Fact Magazine.

Closing the EP is a recorded live rendition of ‘Hot As You Want’ and a Solomon Grey-sung live cover of ‘Loving You’, both taken from an intimate Lane 8 live show at Peckham Liberal Club in London.

TRACKLIST
1. Loving You (In Session with Lulu James)
2. Hot As You Want (In Session with Solomon Grey)
3. Diamonds (In Session with Solomon Grey)
4. Hot As You Want (Live with Solomon Grey)
5. Loving You (Live Cover with Solomon Grey)

Cubicolor – Falling feat. Tim Digby-Bell

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Breakthrough electronic act Cubicolor launched in June 2014 with their ‘Next Planet EP’, released through tastemaker electronic label Anjunadeep. Followed by their ‘Got This Feeling EP’, both EPs, via their deep warm organic sounds gathered acclaim across the board.

Their 4th EP for Anjunadeep, titled ‘Down The Wall’, was recently followed by a remix of the amazing ‘X Machina’ record from Howling, on Monkeytown/Counter Records.

Ahead of their debut album in early 2016, Cubicolor arrive on Edu Imbernon’s breakthrough label Fayer, with their single, ‘Falling’.

Fayer is fast becoming the go to label for song based indie-influenced electronic music, on the back of releases from David August, Maya Jane Coles, Adriatique, and Agoria. Their 5th release marks Cubicolor’s first foray into a vocal collaboration — ‘Falling’ features London based Tim Digby-Bell, one of the founding members of the experimental-indie band Duologue. The single will be available in complete form on January 25th.

ANJUNADEEP 07′ – REMIXED BY JODY WISTERNOFF AND JAMES GRANT

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ANJUNADEEP 07–the seventh installment of their acclaimed iTunes Dance Chart-topping series out now (September 11)–sees ANJUNADEEP showcase the label’s sound across two discs of cinematic house, techno and electronic. Mixed by JODY WISTERNOFF & JAMES GRANT, ANJUNADEEP 07 takes the listener on a sprawling journey through the deeper waters of electronic music.

The first part of the double mix kicks off with beautiful electronica from label favorites and new faces alike such as Esteble, Dems, Solomon Grey, JODY WISTERNOFF and 16 Bit Lolitas, before burning slowly through exclusive new tracks from Yotto, Lancelot and Lane 8. Disc 1 closes with deep gems from label stalwarts Kahwe, John Monkman and Vincenzo.

Part two of the compilation is a sublime showcase of the label’s deep dancefloor sound, beginning with gentle melodies from Croquet Club, Ryan Davis and Cubicolor, before giving way to trippy contributions from Dave DK and Maribou State, and then the blend of darker atmospherics with warm lush melodies from Matthias Vogt, Dusky and Lancelot. New additions to the label roster Moon Boots and Way Out West lead us through mesmeric textures and hands-in-the-air moments to a fitting finale–Global Communication’s first new material in 18 years.

An A&R hotbed, the label is celebrated for releasing the debut LP from Dusky-now one of house music’s most in demand acts, nurturing emerging talents such as Lane 8, Croquet Club and Cubicolor while also working closely with legendary artists like Tom Middleton and Way Out West.

Label boss JAMES GRANT has built a cult following over the years, with his mixes and compilations an annual highlight in the Anjunadeep calendar, while Bristol’s JODY WISTERNOFF, one half of legendary act Way Out West, has a reputation as a old-school crate digger and talent spotter, as his widely popular radio shows and packed touring schedule can attest to.

Dedicated to deep and emotive electronic music, ANJUNADEEP holds a unique position in the modern dance music world, championing music heard on the huge stages of Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival to the intimate dance floors of Europe and everywhere in between. With glowing press coverage as diverse as The Wall Street Journal and Resident Advisor, the label keeps itself firmly rooted in the European underground while taking North America and beyond by storm.

This widespread appeal and ability to fluidly blend music from different ends of the electronic spectrum has seen recent releases pick up massive support from global tastemakers including Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Jason Bentley and more.

Admittedly, it’s hard to find a DJ on the circuit that hasn’t been playing ANJUNADEEP’s releases over the past 12 months-with Sasha, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Tensnake, Lee Burridge, Danny Tenaglia, Todd Edwards, Gorgon City, Mano Le Tough, Tiga and Guy Gerber amongst those supporting the label in just the past year.

Further, starting today fans can sign up and stay up-to-date with the upcoming label tour set to begin later this year. Note–Presale Registration for the ANJUNADEEP Tour ends: 12am PT on Thursday, September 17; and Presale Opens (with an Email Notification): 10am PT / 1pm ET on Friday, September 18.

Sign up for the ANJUNADEEP tour, here: www.anjunadeep.com/tour

Purchase ANJUNADEEP VOLUME 7 here: iTunes, Spotify.

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Minimix:

The full track listing for ANJUNADEEP VOLUME 7 is:

Disc 1
01 Esteble Passage
02 Solomon Grey Miradors (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
03 16 Bit Lolitas More Than Music feat. Lucy Iris
04 DEMS Never Have, Never Will
05 Downtown Party Network Space Me Out (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Edit)
06 Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza Dawn To Dusk
07 Yotto Slowly
08 Lane 8 Rise
09 16 Bit Lolitas Love Left
10 Vincenzo All About You feat. Lisa Shaw (Seb Dhajje Remix)
11 16 Bit Lolitas Sediment
12 Lancelot Glass Voices feat. Laura Jae
13 Solomon Grey Twilight (John Monkman Remix)
14 16 Bit Lolitas Stardust feat. Lucy Iris
15 Yotto Wondering feat. CAPS
16 Kahwe Prophets (Outro Edit)

Disc 2
01 Croquet Club Go Slow
02 Ryan Davis Brun
03 Cubicolor Enigma
04 Martin Roth Have You Ever
05 Universal Solution Cordoba
06 16 Bit Lolitas Not The Only One (Anjunadeep 07 Mix)
07 Dave DK Whitehill feat. Piper Davis
08 Maribou State Rituals (MS Edit)
09 Matthias Vogt Seven Summits
10 Lancelot Mover
11 DEMS Made For Myself (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
12 Moon Boots Red Sky
13 Jody Wisternoff The Bridge feat. Sian Evans (Anjunadeep 07 Mix)
14 Meramek Know Me
15 Way Out West Tuesday Maybe
16 Dusky Skin Deep (Global Communication Remix)

Maribou State – Wallflower (Lane 8 Remix)

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UK duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State released their debut album ‘Portraits’ earlier this summer to widespread international acclaim. Also fresh from a debut album is Anjunadeep’s Daniel Goldstein, better known as Lane 8, whose own album ‘Rise’ was “packed full of beautiful melodies and left-field pop moments” (Mixmag).

After hearing and falling in love with ‘Wallflower’, Daniel got in touch with Maribou State and asked to remix it – and here we present the result, a rolling dancefloor juggernaut layered with anthemic vocals, mournful strings and rumbling brass, rounded off with a huge low end groove.

Clarian – Kill For Love EP

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Canadian producer Clarian delivers three melodic house cuts on the ‘Kill For Love EP’, his Anjunadeep debut.

Previously one half of Footprintz, Clarian has released on on Visionquest, Turbo, Life and Death and Culprit as a solo artist, not to mention his acclaimed collaborations with Guy Gerber and Seth Troxler. When not A&Ring Troxler’s Soft Touch imprint, a discography he’s inaugurated with this ‘If There Light At The End’ release, Clarian is a prominent figure in Berlin’s nightlife scene when he’s not trotting the globe between Paris, Dubai, Montreal, New York and London.

First up ‘Kill For Love’ kicks off the package with tantalising keys and mournful vocals, wrapped around a surging acid bassline.

‘Lucid Dreamers’ employs yet more acid licks and ebbing chords, whilst a spoken word sample floats softly above elegant rising melodies.

‘I Was Born In Outer Space’ concludes the EP with a trippy journey through otherworldly pads and undulating basslines as a heady vox sings blissfully throughout.

Lane 8 – Undercover / Loving You

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Ahead of his forthcoming debut artist album ‘Rise’, Anjunadeep’s Lane 8 has premiered his collaboration with underground hero Matthew Dear (Ghostly International), entitled ‘Undercover’. Known to techno fans under his legendary Audion guise, musical polymath Matthew Dear here brings his distinctive vocal touch to this dreamy, leftfield pop number.

‘Loving You’ featuring Lulu James is the first track of the album and can also be streamed below.

Featuring collaborations with Lulu James, Solomon Grey and Patrick Baker, and including the singles ‘Diamonds’, ‘Hot As You Want’ and ‘Ghost’, Lane 8’s diverse debut album ‘Rise’ will be released on Anjunadeep on 17 July.

Lane 8 – Ghost feat. Patrick Baker (Remixes)

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Rising Anjunadeep star Lane 8 announced the release of his debut album in style recently, with the brilliant new single ‘Ghost feat. Patrick Baker‘. On remix duties are a diverse trio of talented producers; techno innovator Audion, Aus Music prodigy Bwana and blogger’s favourite Luvian.

After collaborating with Lane 8 on a track on the upcoming album, Matthew Dear took his notorious Audion guise to remix ‘Ghost’, following remixes for legendary acts like Leftfield, Four Tet, Dubfire and Seth Troxler. Completely twisting the mood of the original, cutting the vocal over a frenetic groove he delivers a gnarly late-night techno cut.

Bwana has marked himself out as one to watch with his excellent EPs on Will Saul’s Aus Music, and his epic take on ‘Ghost’ is another winner, playing off the subtle melodies of the original with a huge bass hook, and Patrick Baker’s evocative lyrics.

UK based Luvian has been bubbling away for a while, with his early tracks picking up millions of plays on YouTube and Soundcloud. He takes his remix away from the club, instead opting for a gorgeous poolside version, stripping back almost entirely to sparse percussion, sensual melodic textures and warped vocals.

An emotional 10-track journey across beautiful melodic instrumentals, leftfield pop moments and quirky electronica, the confident debut album ‘Rise’ (out 17th July on Anjunadeep) represents a bold, bright coming of age for an act who burst onto the scene with a flurry of Hype Machine #1s and stand-out remixes of diverse dance titans like ODESZA, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond.

Featuring vocal turns from Solomon Grey, Ghostly International’s Matthew Dear and Patrick Baker among others, ‘Rise’ also features standout instrumentals such as the romantic techno vibes of the title track and the Joris Voorn-inspired ‘Klara’ – touching on the DJ sound that has won him so many fans on recent tours.

Video: Lane 8 – Ghost feat. Patrick Baker

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‘Ghost feat. Patrick Baker’, the first single from the forthcoming debut album from Lane 8 is a brooding atmospheric number, now with a music video to match.

Simmering with melancholic melodies and emotive atmospherics, the song is the first taste of new music from the anticipated album ‘Rise’, set for release on Anjunadeep this summer. Released as an instant grat download alongside the album pre-order, the track is a contemplative song about lost love and broken hearts. The video, directed by UK collective DEMS works the emotion into a story of a crew of bikers torn apart by a love triangle.

To me, Ghost is a song about unreturned love, and the feeling of invisibility that can go along with it. We wanted that emotional landscape to be explored in the video and really loved DEMS’ approach. I feel they created something aesthetically rich and textured, while also telling an interesting and relatable story.” – Lane 8

An emotional 10-track journey across beautiful melodic instrumentals, leftfield pop moments and quirky electronica, the confident ‘Rise’ represents a bold, bright coming of age for an act who burst onto the scene with a flurry of Hype Machine #1s and stand-out remixes of diverse dance titans like ODESZA, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond.

Featuring vocal turns from Solomon Grey, Ghostly International’s Matthew Dear and Patrick Baker among others, ‘Rise’ also features standout instrumentals such as the romantic techno vibes of the title track and the Joris Voorn-inspired ‘Klara’ – touching on the DJ sound that has won him so many fans on recent tours.

Out 17th July on Anjunadeep.