Anjunabeats has released yet another powerful track from Anjunabeats Volume 10, this time in the form of Boom Jinx and Maor Levi‘s “When You Loved Me.” The Norwegian and Israeli producers use American Ashley Tomberlin’s vocals to contrast the devastating trance bass line with a organic bridge and chorus. There’s no doubt this is an emotional break-up song, but it’s got legs to stand on any dance floor as well.
Off the back of his recent collaboration with American peer Pierce Fulton, Maor Levi‘s “Lift Me” drops in a bid to extend the attention now circling his heavy-footed output. As tough and full-bodied as it is unquestionably poised towards Levi’s distinct studio merits, the label’s reputation for main room sensibility remains well preserved in his hands. As a surefire sign that cutting edge talent is truly coming from every corner of the earth, “Lift Me” looks to be another assertation of Levi’s unpretentious reign over the craft of finely tuned electro offerings. Look for the full release on May 21st on Tristan Garner’s Xtralife.
Since its inception, Pierce Fulton’s Get Weird podcast has been host to some impressively eclectic tracklistings. Now in its 11th month, Pierce establishes a heavier aesthetic than usual on this mix; opening up with Mord Fustang’s “Taito” before jumping into Baskerville’s remix of “Para,” Kryder’s “Viper,” and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Anaconda.” John Dish’s latest “Karmma” makes a stand-out appearance midway through before John Dahlback’s rendition of “Insomnia” by Lazy Rich takes center stage. Signing off with DallasK’s latest “Vice,” Pierce hands the decks over to “Wanna Be” co-collaborator Maor Levi, who caps the 90-minute mix off with a minimix of his own originals and remixes. Maor Levi also makes his NYC debut this weekend at Santos Party House, grab your tickets here.
Full tracklist after the break.
Pierce Fulton and Maor Levi join forces for their first collaboration on Cr2 Records, “Wanna Be.” The track is a rousing progressive production that features both artists’ unique flavors in one neatly packaged offering. Pierce’s touch is evident during the stuttering vocal cues that frame the track’s onset while Maor lends his punchy progressive trance aesthetic to the breakdown as the track’s namesake chirps and bends with infectious ease. “Wanna Be” and its club mix will be available on April 12th via Cr2 Records.
After successfully inserting his uplifting progressive sound into The Bloody Beetroots’ “Chronicles Of A Fallen Love” earlier this year, Poland’s Tom Swoon is back with a track all his own. Swoon — formerly known as Pixel Cheese — teamed up with vocalist Amba Shepherd on “Not Too Late,” a tune that subtly builds the energy under Miss Shepherd’s dulcet tones. Due out on March 18th, the original will be flanked by unexpected remixes from Bassnectar & PatrickReza and Maor Levi that weigh the track down with bass and crank it up with builds.
Following in the footsteps of Felix Cartal and Project 46, Israel producer Maor Levi takes on The Killers’ latest radio-friendly hit “Miss Atomic Bomb,” transforming the pop-rock anthem with progressive chordplay and booming percussion. Brandon Flowers’ iconic vocals are accentuated by the Anjunabeats producer’s big room stabs to create another sing-a-long anthem reminiscent of The Killers’ oft-remixed “Mr. Brightside.” Download the remix for free and don’t forget to check out Maor’s first Anjunabeats compilation released earlier this month.
Gabriel & Dresden’s first vocal production in 5 years has officially received the Maor Levi treatment. This Israeli newcomer was featured on Dancing Astronaut earlier this year when he debuted his MOARBASS podcast, transcending the ethereal trance aesthetic with dubstep and electro elements. Already receiving strong support from Armin Van Buuren on his ASOT podcast, Maor’s rendition of the highly-acclaimed original adds a stunning top line melody and savagely punchy percussion.
Grab it today on Beatport.
Trance and progressive house producers Maor Levi and Ilan Bluestone have just released a free download of their take on Nero’s “Guilt.” The track is the third single from the dubstep production team’s 2011 seminal work Welcome Reality. This seems to be on-trend with some of Maor’s more recent fusions of trance and bass-heavier genres (hint: his podcast is called Moar Bass) but this is a little bit of a departure for Ilan, who has been highlighting his skill in progressive trance compositions like “Capetown” and “Namaste.” We caught a teaser of this track back in February, but the full free download is now available for you below.
Maor Levi is an up-and-coming trance producer who grew up creating music in his bedroom at the age of 12. Heavily influenced by the trance-heavy 90s dance scene in Israel, Maor’s sound has trappings across the full spectrum of trance subgeneres, deriving much of his influence from the psy-trance and goa he listened to as a kid. He cites his main inspiration as Infected Mushroom who he describes as; “out of this world with their sound and the wizardry of their production.” However, Maor’s sound is anything but traditional trance, with a production style that runs the full gamut of electronica his sound becomes a genre all its own. Creating his productions in FL Studio 10, Maor seamlessly combines trance with elements of dubstep, progressive and tech house to create an airy — but powerfully energetic — aesthetic to every track he touches.
Currently signed to Anjunabeats, Maor has worked with Above & Beyond, Mark Knight, Armin Van Buuren, Funkagenda and more with some big collaborations lined up for the future. His debut radio show MOAR BASS is an expansive journey through countless dance music genres, from the trance-y EDX “Touched” to the gritty electro of Dada Life’s latest “Bass Don’t Cry” Maor leaves no genre behind.
Listen to his radio show after the break.
Now in its fourth edition, Anjunabeats Worldwide offers a glimpse inside the wonderful world of Anjunabeats — a magical place where the future of melodic trance is groomed for the big time. In the past, the album has helped launch the careers of Mat Zo, Arty, and Super8 & Tab, all of whom went on to crack the DJ Mag Top 100. Anjunabeats Worldwide, therefore, is an appropriate title for this series, because all the artists featured here are world-class.
Anjunabeats Worldwide 04 comprises two excellent but entirely discrete mixes. The first, from Israel’s Maor Levi, is classic Anjuna — full of swirling, twirling, trickling melodies that can completely fill a room while still managing to sound like they’re coming from far away. The second, from Poland’s Nitrous Oxide, is a devastating reminder that for all of trance’s ethereal beauty, the genre is still very much about wicked beats.