"I think Moya has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced." - Bono

Anjunabeats is pleased to welcome the First Lady of Celtic Music, Grammy Award-winning, Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, philanthropist, and member of the world-renowned Irish band, Clannad, Moya Brennan to the label. Moya’s collaboration with Trance Wax (aka Belfast’s Garry McCartney), “Rivers” is out now on the beloved British electronic music label.

It’s unmistakable...that feeling that runs through your veins when Chicane’s 1999 classic “Saltwater” pours from the speakers. It’s the otherworldly sound of Moya Brennan that’s helped make “Saltwater” one of the defining moments in dance music history and a crossover sensation. Incorporating parts of Clannad’s 1992 hit “Harry’s Game,” “Saltwater” went on to reaching the number-six position on the UK Singles Chart while also being included in campaigns across Ireland and Scotland to promote tourism. The song was also performed live on Top Of The Pops in 1999 (watch here).

After all the world’s been through lately, there’s no time like the present to bring back some magic from the past. For his debut album, Trance Wax, the nostalgia infused alias of Ejeca, was able to recruit Moya for another go around the classic trance carousel on the collaborative track, “Rivers.” It’s pure, classic trance highlighted by Moya’s golden voice that arrives from the heavens.

“Garry sent some ideas to us and I listened to them for a couple of days. I couldn't wait to get into the studio because you kind of feel that sense of a canvas and adding the colors. The more I keep hearing, the more I sing. I concentrate first of all on the melody and make sure that I've captured the sense and the essence of the chorus. I was thrilled when I sent it to Garry and right away loved it. Garry is an amazing musician, and he's really into delving into all sorts of alternative ways of using the different vocals. I sent him a lot of different ideas, the verses, the choruses, the harmonies, and a few other bits. I sent him the lot to see if he could use any of it and he ended up using it all,” Brennan says.

“It was an honor to make a song with Celtic legend moya Brennan. Her magical ethereal tones encapsulate what I was trying to do on the album. The song is about being home and a sense of belonging, I hope you all enjoy” - Trance Wax says.

“Rivers” is out January 27 on Anjunabeats

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