ANABEL Englund’s stunning debut album Messing With Magic drew plaudits from fans and critics alike when it was released at the end of 2020.
Featuring dance music heavyweights MK, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, Anabel unveiled the Deluxxe version of the long player in May, adding a further five tracks, including stunning acoustic versions of Picture Us and Underwater both with MK and current single Waiting For You with Yotto.
A multi-talented singer-songwriter Anabel has worked with some of the most respected DJs and producers in dance music, garnering widespread acclaim when she linked up with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss in 2012 to form Hot Natured. Their single Reverse Skydiving amassed over 16 million streams on Spotify, immediately asserting Englund’s status as a force to be reckoned with. More recently she has released tracks with the likes of MK, Detlef, Disciples, Dirty South, Mike Mago and many more. She has also performed around the world at iconic festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella and Bestival as well as venues like London’s O2 Academy and Ushuaïa Ibiza.
During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic while the world was on lockdown, Anabel took the opportunity to promote her music by sharpening her DJ skills and acoustic performance to perform a variety of live streams including Mixmag Lab Home Edition, EDC Orlando Virtual Rave-A-Thon, Higher Ground with Diplo, SIRIUSXM’s BPM’s Empowered Festival, Factory 93 and Desert Hearts among others.
We caught up with Anabel and asked her to talk us through a selection of music that we can look forward to in her DJ sets.
Walls to Build – Kllo (Mall Grab remix)
“A beautiful starting track, super vibey.”
Max Chapman, ThreeSix – Make A Move
“I don’t think Max Chapman has put a song out that I don’t like.”
Anabel Englund – See The Sky (Joel Corry remix)
“I’ve been playing this in my sets every time and it goes OFF.”
Topic, A7S – Breaking Me (Riton remix)
“I love dancing to this one.”
Dirty Vegas – Happening
“The lyrics to this song really speak to me. Especially when I first heard it in 2020. A must listen!”
Madonna – I Don’t Search I Find (Honey Dijon remix)
“So unique. Two of my favorite artists in one track. It’s a heater for sure.”
Anabel Englund, MK – Underwater
“A single off my first album, it made its way to #1 on billboard. I can’t do a set without playing this song.”
Future Cut, Camden Cox – Make Or Break
“Camden Cox is my girl, this is one of my favorite tracks of hers.”
Drama, Gorgon City – Nobody
“Drama is beautiful combined with Gorgon City’s production, I love it.”
Jayda G – Both Of Us
“I love Jayda G’s music and this music video is super kewt.”