John Monkman has returned to Anjunadeep to release his latest single, “Magnolia.” This isn’t just a notable return to the deep house outfit from Above & Beyond after nearly three years of an absence, but because Monkman is also leading the way to the label’s next compilation with this release. “Magnolia” kicks off the countdown to the sixth iteration of Anjunadeep Explorations, due out later this fall. Monkman, a veteran of the underground in his own right, follows in the footsteps of artists like Eli & Fur, who have previously led the charge.
“Magnolia” sums up what the UK producer does best, creating an immersive listen, uncannily similar to his last single, “Ketosis,” but as a new venture. Symphonic soundscapes are the foundation for a wealth of playful synths that call on nature as their inspiration, all in groovy form.
Anjunadeep Explorations 06 is due out Aug. 24, and will include more new music from Xinobi, Yunus Güvenen, Ole Biege, Ceas and Westseven.