Anjunadeep at Stereo Live Dallas
On Friday, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep fans congregated at Stereo Live Dallas for the Anjunadeep North American Tour. Anjunadeep, the London-based Deep House label founded by Above & Beyond, has been going strong for over ten years and has released over 100 tracks according to their website. Powered by Nightculture and Disco Donnie Presents, the tour stopped in Dallas on Friday and continued to Houston on Saturday, giving Texans a chance to witness this captivating tour.
Luttrell got the night started with progressive techno tracks to get the crowd loose. The San Francisco native is known for his mixing of melodic techno and deep house. Theo Kottis took us deep and also mixed in some progressive tracks. The native of Edinburgh has kept busy. Not only signed to Anjunadeep, he also works with Moda Black and Last Night on Earth. Personally, after weeks of deep diving into Anjunabeats Vol 1-Vol 12 and Anjunadeep Vol 1- Vol 6, I was thrilled to see Yotto mix in person. I was not disappointed as he dropped his 2015 hit “Personal Space” as well as some gems from the Anjunabeats Vol 12 compilation. Hailing from Helsinki, Findland, Yotto dropped track after track from his Anjunadeep collection. “Wondering” featuring CAPS, is a song I jammed all Summer and to hear it on the amazing sound system at Stereo Live Dallas was breathtaking.
Speaking of sound, I stand behind the statement that Stereo Live Dallas has the best sound out of any dance club venue in Dallas-Fort Worth. This is not an exaggeration as I mentally prepared myself for the deep bass and low tones that accompany Deep House music. I felt the vibrations from the bass, throughout my body while hearing every pitch and tone with clarity. Kudos Stereo Live, you’re kicking ass in the sound department. Then spacious venue took a few notes from the Stereo Live Houston design featuring a VIP balcony with a bar and the main bar downstairs is spacious enough to accommodate a lot of patrons at one time. The bartenders were great and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I had one hell of a night on my first but not last trip to Stereo Live Dallas.
While most in Dallas are familiar with the sounds of Trap, Bass, and Dubstep, the Anjunadeep North American Tour provided a much-needed change of pace for dance music lovers. Deep house and it’s melodic sounds mix elements of Chicago house music with jazz and funk. It has a nice range of 120-130 beats a minute making it faster than a traditional hip hop track but slower than most trance, electro and techno music. Here’s hoping for more deep house and Anjunadeep shows in the future.