Venturing into the extensive discography of Above & Beyond we find their recent 2021 instrumental single “Screwdriver.” Today, the trio’s Jono Grant drops his “Summer of ’95” mix, featured on their forthcoming Anjunabeats Volume 16 compilation.
The monumental success of this fan-favorite track from the trio’s sold-out Group Therapy 450 festival features a club-ready A&B sound of oscillating arpeggiations, gliding melodics, and immense bass-grooves. Jono capitalizes on the essence of the original, while incorporating a fresh house vibe. The synergistic groove, composed of alluring percussion and an incisive kick, compliment the vibrant synth melodies and piano riffs derived from the original.
Regarding the new mix, Above & Beyond share: “It’s fair to say most Above & Beyond recordings exist in different forms before they finally reach the festival stage, as ambient beds, acoustic sessions or early groove sketches. ‘Screwdriver’ always made a statement in its supercharged breakbeat guise, but we could always hear echoes of a classic house idea in there as well. Jono’s mix brings this to the fore, giving the whole record a very UK summer feel.“
Fellow Stage Hoppers, stay tuned for Anjunabeats Volume 16, mixed by Above & Beyond, set for release next week! In addition, a limited-edition run of physical CD copies and accompanying art print are available to pre-order from the Anjuna Music Store.
“Screwdriver (Jono Grant’s Summer of ’95 Mix)” is OUT NOW! Support on all platforms HERE
More about Above & Beyond:
Above & Beyond, or Jono, Tony and Paavo as they are better known to their legions of fans around the world, have been at the forefront of electronic dance music for two decades. Founders of the iconic Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep record labels and hosts of a weekly radio show, that reaches millions of dance lovers every Friday (‘Group Therapy Radio‘), the trio have earned two GRAMMY nominations for the anthems “Northern Soul” feat. Richard Bedford and “We’re All We Need” feat. Zoë Johnston. In 2018, the band’s fourth electronic album, Common Ground, debuted at number three on the Official Billboard Album Chart.
Songwriters first, producers second, Above & Beyond’s unwavering commitment to their craft has fueled a career that many electronic artists today might only dream of: four acclaimed studio albums, 14 compilation albums, two ‘acoustic’ albums and a stand-alone album for yoga and meditation – not to mention innumerable club cuts and legendary remixes.