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.
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. (more…)
Trance fans around the world were shocked and saddened following Above & Beyond’s announcement that their 450 show in Bangalore would be their last (ever). They began this Trance Around The World #449 as a retrospective, but only framed it as a lead up to TATW 450. The episode is a touching recap of some of the most beautiful Anjunabeats releases, and will now be looked to as a trance milestone.
Episode #449 opens with Parker & Hanson’s “Arabesque,” and moves through favorites from Jaytech, Mat Zo, Andrew Bayer, and many more. The legendary trio appropriately ends with their own Analogue Haven remix of OceanLab’s “Breaking Ties.” To conclude the episode’s final track, the trio — who have been releasing this radio show weekly for the past nine years — state, “finally some news just in.. Trance Around the World 450 will be the last ever Trance Around the World…bye for now.”
We’re not sure what this means for the future of Above & Beyond, their releases, or touring plans but we’ll keep you updated as more information comes in. The announcement marks the end of an era and is, for many, a hard pill to swallow. Click the jump for the full tracklist and audio of the episode.
As a follow-up to “These Are The Days,” Connecticut-born Nate Rathbun, aka Audien, is set to release his latest effort called “Eventide.” While Above & Beyond has supported Audien’s previous releases on their Trance Around The World radio show, “Eventide” marks the 20-year-old’s first release on Anjunabeats. The track features uplifting piano leads coupled with a melodic synth progression that allows it to straddle the line between trance and big room. “Eventide” won’t be released until August 2nd alongside another Audien original production called “Unity,” but check out the preview above in the meantime.
If you’ve already listened to our latest Axis podcast with Arty but are looking for more, we’ve got good news for you. Arty’s latest production, “Open Space,” was selected as Record of The Week on the latest Trance Around The World podcast. The track preserves the sound we’ve grown to love from Arty, and has a nice soothing build while still remaining incredibly upbeat. The middle section picks up the energy and gets the energy flowing, and will most definitely bring boring dancefloors to life. No word on release date, but it’ll be out on Anjunabeats whenever it does show up for purchase.