Still glowing from their Ally Pally performance, UK uplifters Above & Beyond are diligently back to the broadcast for the 54th installment of their famous Group Therapy radio sessions. Featuring new music from Mat Zo, Arty, EDX and Ilan Bluestone, the Anjunabeats label heads bring us two hours of progressive house, trance, and deep house mixes selected this week with the help of vocalist Aruna. With songs ranging from Arty’s “Flashback” to Oceanlab’s own “Sirens of the Sea” flashback to a surprising Demi Lovato appearance with her summer hit “Neon Lights,” the latest installment of ABGT will surely jumpstart your morning better than any shot of espresso could.
Through you’re likely hundreds of miles away from the revelry currently taking place in London, Above & Beyond are bringing the Group Therapy to you with their live broadcast of ABGT050. The milestone episode is happening now at Alexandra Palace, and with a warmup set from Jody Wisternoff already wrapped and Guy J currently manning the decks, the 6-hour broadcast is proving to be a radio experience not to be missed. Boom Jinx and Andrew Bayer have yet to spin before A&B take the decks at 7 EST, so get in on the action now and tune in here.Posted by
With a stellar lineup featuring festival newbies and veterans alike, the Trance Addict stage at TomorrowWorld is sure to be a popular destination. A favorite spot at Tomorrowland each year across the pond, its debut on American soil is not to be missed. They’ve brought in some major players in the game, including Orjan Nilsen, tyDi, and Simon Patterson. They’ll be heating up the Chattahoochee festival grounds come Sunday, September 29th, the last day of TomorrowWorld. Don’t end the weekend without catching at least one of the artists on this stage.
After a three month hiatus, Finnish super-producer Joonas Hahmo is back with a summertime vengeance. “GT 83,” Hahmo’s newest release on his own label, Hahmo Recordings, is a melody-driven, high-octane anthem. The chaps from Above & Beyond have supported the track already, and this supercharged tune is packed with energy and sunny vibes — perfect for driving along the coastline with the windows down, or adding a little extra flavor to a DJ set. Wherever you play it, make sure to turn your volume up high. Be sure to grab it, out now, at Beatport.
On October 26th, Above & Beyond will be returning back home to London with their Group Therapy radio show in tow. In anticipation for the event the trio have just announced the additional artists that will be joining them for this special live broadcast. Taking place at the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace the trio will be accompanied by Russia’s Arty, America’s Andrew Bayer, the legendary Norwegian Boom Jinx and Israel’s progressive house sensation Guy J – a congregation of some of the best talents in their respective genres.
Group Therapy 50 will be Above & Beyond’s only major appearance in London this year and it will also be their biggest show of all time in the capital.
With his name now resounding across global club land, Norway’s Fehrplay emerges back on the scene with the hotly tipped follow-up to January’s “I Can’t Stop It” for Pryda Friends. Initially unveiled during his guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, “Phantom” picks up where its predecessor left off on the trail of no-nonsense progressive house. Euphorically charged and melodically refined, the tracks ascending energy and overriding synths provide a defining guise to the compositional stamina that has made Jonas Fehr indispensible to Prydz’s overarching musical mission. One thing is for certain: Pryda Friends are out to take back the progressive house charts for 2013 and armed with this Norwegian trailblazer, their chances look considerably good.
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Above & Beyond have announced that North London’s Alexandra Palace will be the location for this year’s live broadcast of Group Therapy. The trio will take over the sprawling venue’s Great Hall on October 26, bringing still unrevealed guests with them for Group Therapy 050. The show will be broadcast around the world, but for those in the area, registration for presale tickets ends tonight at Midnight, BST. Presale tickets go on sale April 24th at 9 A.M. BST, with the general sale beginning April 26th. For ticket information and to preregister, click here.Posted by
It’s quite evident that Pryda-protégé Fehrplay is gearing up for a big year. After the successful release of “I Can’t Stop It,” the Norwegian-born producer is already teasing his next big release. Premiered yesterday on Fehrplay’s guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 011, “Phantom” is a charming progressive house production more than a year in the making. Raining chord stabs are immediately reminiscent of Pryda, as the masterful Swede’s influence is present throughout the production. “Phantom” has potential to be Fehrplay’s best work yet, but we’ll wait for the final, mastered version to make that call. No info on the release date yet.Posted by
All eyes have been on Audien since the release of his Eventide/Unity EP branded him as the next young artist to masterfully capture the union between progressive house and trance. The 21-year-old’s latest track, “Wayfarer,” landed on our radar when Above & Beyond made it the inaugural selection for their Group Therapy radio show, and now that it has been released, we can safely say the hype has been real. Captivating melodies and clean drum kicks lead the way for what is sure to be one of the greater efforts across trance this January. After we teased you with the track last week, “Wayfarer” is now available courtesy of Anjunabeats.
Although he may not have made the final cut of our list, Audien is surely an artist to keep an eye out for in 2013.
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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