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20 December 2006

Above & Beyond's Top 20 2006

Well, the results are in. Trance Around The World #144 was Above & Beyond's Top 20 of 2006 show, and I'll be honest, the results are a little questionable! This year's chart is dominated with bzzt-basslines and 8-bit techno-trance, and it's the kind of stuff that, although I appreciate at times, just doesn't do anything like what proper trance does for me.

With no sign of Daniel Kandi's "Child", Evbointh's "One Wish", Sunny Lax's "M.I.R.A.", Mike Shiver's "Morning Drive"... is this a reflection of the direction of future A&B sets and signings? Is Anjunabeats as we know it over? I can only hope not. Tracks like the A&B Club Mix of "Good For Me" give me a glimmer of hope, but only time will tell!

Regardless of my disagreement with the #1 choice, here's to another successful year for Above & Beyond and Anjunabeats in 2007. Thanks for the tunes and the memories, guys! :)

The run-down:

  1. 2 Devine ft Cara Dillon "Black Is The Colour" [Coco & Green Mix] (Anjunabeats)
  2. Aalto "5" (Anjunabeats)
  3. Jaytech "Starbright" [Jaytech's Touch Your Dj Remix] (Red Seven)
  4. Super8 "Get Off" (Anjunabeats)
  5. Gabriel & Dresden ft. Jan Burton "Dangerous Power" (Organised Nature)
  6. Above & Beyond "Stealing Time" [A&B Deep Club Mix] (Anjunabeats)
  7. Above & Beyond ft. Zoe Johnson "Good For Me" [A&B Club Mix] (Anjunabeats)
  8. Signal Runners "Aria Epica" [Bart Claessen Remix] (Anjunabeats)
  9. Nitrous Oxide "North Pole" (Anjunabeats)
  10. Sean Tyas "Lift" (Discover)
  11. Cass Fox "Touch Me" [Koglin & Grant Mix] (CDR)
  12. Cosmic Gate "The Element Of Life" (Maelstrom)
  13. Bolier & Coenraad "Mohawk" (Intuition)
  14. DT8 "Destination" [Above & Beyond Mix] (Mondo)
  15. Rob Mooney "Feelin Electro" [Valentino Kanzyani Remix] (Punch Funk)
  16. Above & Beyond ft Ashley Tomberlin "Can't Sleep" (Anjunabeats)
  17. Smith & Pledger "White" (Anjunabeats)
  18. Maor Levi "Shining" (CDR)
  19. Armin van Buuren "Control Freak" [Sander Van Doorn Mix] (Armind)
  20. Boom Jinx "Remember September" (Anjunabeats)

Until next Tuesday, you can listen to a recording of the set at anjunabeats.com. Have fun!

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