Guy J, an Israeli producer we’ve seen steamrolling forward in 2012 with the launch of his Lost & Found imprint (under megastar John Digweed‘s Bedrock label), is out with his second release on the infant imprint. The two tracks “Vaga” and “We Do It Best” show, as always, Guy’s genre-spanning and melodic production style that lies somewhere in the midst of pure progressive house, tech house, and trance sensibilities. He’s also put out records on labels like Tiga‘s Turbo and techno mainstay Cocoon — only further evidence he can meld with producers associated with pretty distinct scenes within the genre. If you like his style, also take a stab at his guest mix from Above & Beyond‘s ABGT show two weeks back (in the last 30 minutes). Stream and purchase after the break.
Above & Beyond has just released their video for the latest single “Alchemy” off last year’s Group Therapy. The song, featuring vocalist Zoë Johnston, is an affecting piece of music about a lover’s betrayal. The music video features actress Mackenzie Firgens and Jonas Mayyab in the directors’ chair. (more…)Posted by
Full White Wonderland lineup includes Above & Beyond, Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, Madeon, and others
Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac have just announced via Twitter the full lineup for this year’s White Wonderland event in Anaheim on New Year’s Eve. We were already pretty sure about some of the headliners, but the event’s website now confirms the full lineup will include the following: Above & Beyond, Avicii, Bingo Players, Dannic, Darin Epsilon, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Madeon, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Tritonal. Purchase your tickets here.
Insomniac‘s White Wonderland New Year’s Eve celebration will return for its second year at the Anaheim Convention Center on December 31st. The EDC promoter has cut the event down from two to only one night this year, but the theme and location will remain the same.
No word of a line-up yet.
Last year brought big names like Paul van Dyk, Kaskade (although weather prevented him from actually performing), Dada Life, Steve Angello, Benny Benassi, AN21 & Max Vangeli, and Thomas Gold. Tickets are now on sale for both general admission — $89 — and VIP — $175. Click past the break to get your tickets now. White attire is mandatory and the event is 21+.
Update: our observant readers pointed out Pasquale Rotella confirmed Dash Berlin, Above & Beyond, Hardwell, and Bingo Players on the line-up yesterday in a tweet:
Only a week or so past the end of their historic Trance Around The World radio show and introduction of the newly minted Above & Beyond Group Therapy show, Anjunabeats label heads Above & Beyond are releasing a variety of mixes of one of their singles off of last June’s Group Therapy album.
The “Alchemy” club mix, the bass heavy and moody sister to its original, was played for months while A&B was on the road with their Group Therapy tour, but it’s a treat to finally hear it in its entirety. Besides the club mix, Anjunabeats’s release package also includes an edited club mix, extended album mix, and a radio edit of the track. Listen to the various versions of the track below.
Despite announcing the end of the their legendary TATW show, it doesn’t seem like Above & Beyond have any plans to slow down. The trio have touched many lives with their contributions and now they’re offering fans a glimpse into a place that has great significance to them — Ibiza. Jono, Tony, and Paavo take us on a tour of the white isle while discussing the influence of the island on their music, their first villa party, and staying current. As with everything Above & Beyond does, the video has a euphoric feel and reminds the little dreamers in all of us to dream on.Posted by
Live from Bangalore with Above & Beyond, an exclusive behind the scenes look at the final airing of Trance Around the World
After leaving Dancing Astronaut, Kunal Bambawale moved to India to pursue a career in dance music. He was lucky enough to have been involved in the planning of TATW 450. This is his story. Full live stream of TATW450 after the break.
The first time I saw Above & Beyond perform, at EDC 2010 in Los Angeles, I was 19 years old and clueless about what to do with my life. That night, under the balmy summer sky, A&B created something I’d never experienced before. Their music was beautiful and mysterious and somehow made me feel safe. They showed me that maybe the world could be a better place if we all set aside a few minutes of our lives to celebrate music and the wonderful way it connects us all.
Watch this: Lagori’s acoustic cover of ‘Sun and Moon’ ahead of A&B’s #TATW450 in Bangalore this Saturday
As a trailer for their 450th and final Trance Around The World and first Above & Beyond Group Therapy shows, the A&B team released a visually stunning trailer showcasing a cute acoustic cover by Lagori of their megahit, “Sun and Moon.” The show airs live this Saturday evening and will broadcast sets from Jody Wisternoff, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad, Mat Zo, and Above & Beyond in a marathon six hour event. Read more about the lineup and when you can listen live in your time zone here.Posted by
Over a year since the release of Fire & Ice, selections from Kaskade’s last album are still being rebuilt. Dada Life last took control of “Llove,” now Above & Beyond takes a stab at “Room For Happiness,” rattling the progressive track with harmonic trance elements. Without changing things up too drastically, A&B simply swaps sounds rather than dominating the production on their own. Lifting the emotions on “Room For Happiness,” Above & Beyond have released their rendition, available on Beatport via Ultra.
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Just two days ago Above & Beyond announced that their Trance Around the World radio show would be ending with its 450th episode in Bangalore, India. While this was a shock to the trance community, A&B wasted no time before revealing their new radio show, Group Therapy. This might sound familiar as it is frequently used for concerts featuring A&B and other Anjunabeat artists. The show will start on November 16th and their official statement is past the break.