Festival season is finally upon us, and the most recent one to reveal its set time is Counterpoint Festival, which is going down from April 25th to the 27th. They've got everyone from Outkast, to Pretty Lights, to Above & Beyond, Foster The People, Major Lazer, Krewella, Boys Noize, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole and many more are set to play at a 5,000 acre site in Kingston Downs, Georgia. Talk about massive! The festival will have five different stages set up, a camping ground, carnival rides, a food court supported by local Georgian restaurants, and a bunch of other extracurricular activities.
Above and Beyond at Mansion
Reporting by Jessica Ekman
No Miami Music Week is complete without seeing a performance from the beloved Above & Beyond. Last Tuesday, Tony and Paavo teamed up to perform their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at Mansion Nightclub in South Beach, Miami with support from Beckwith and Norin & Rad. Also in attendance were friends MK, Gareth Emery, Bossi of Cosmic Gate, and Kevin Wild. Thanks to Opium Group, the show was a success as those in attendance kicked their MMW off the right way.
Fueled by the energy of the crowd, Above & Beyond’s performance was absolutely beautiful. Including tracks like Moonbeam’s “Pick Me Up,” Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme,” and their very own “Thing Called Love,” “Alchemy,” and “Walter White,” the set was on point for any Anjunabeats lover. At the end of the show, Tony and Paavo picked a lucky fan from the crowd who held a sign saying “Official Button Pusher” to press the button during “Sun & Moon.” The moment was quite magical for everyone in the room. With hopes that the audience took away one of their many messages, Tony and Paavo wrapped up the night with passion and fire.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or rundown, why not give therapy a try? Therapy for the soul, that is…music!
Embracing the therapeutic potential of music, English trance trio Above and Beyond has created a movement in the EDM world. Despite being formed way back in 2000, they still ranked as number 17 on DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 DJs of 2013. They started out as remix artists, mixing hits by artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, and others, but their demand and popularity was off the charts, and they played at numerous festivals and concerts before releasing their debut album in 2006.
"I'm sorry baby, you were the sun & moon to me..."
Proposal at EZOO NY 2013: Above & Beyond really do believe in “a thing called love”! During their performance at Electric Zoo, they helped a guy with probably the most epic proposal of 2013. In a crowd full of people, they typed this to the audience, to one girl in particular. It’s better if we show you (she said yes, by the way). Check out our interview with the couple here.
Friday night at Pacha in New York City was absolutely out of this world thanks to an amazing performance by Seven Lions. Making the third stop of his Worlds Apart Tour in the Big Apple, Seven Lions played a set of cosmic proportions. It wouldn't surprising if the sounds shaking the walls of the legendary nightclub could be heard and felt all the way around the world.
Serving as their only club show during Miami Music Week, Above & Beyond’s Mansion performance will be one for the books. What better way to kick off MMW than with the beloved trio? With support from Norin & Rad and Beckwith, the Anjunabeats kings are making sure South Beach’s Mansion is the only place to be Tuesday, March 25th.
Above & Beyond can also be seen at Ultra Music Festival Saturday, March 29th.
Be sure to check out Wantickets to purchase your tickets for Mansion today!
Forever one of, if not the most unique and well-known band to ever grace dance music with its presence, Above & Beyond have continued to push their sound upward and outward into the farthest reaching corners of the industry, both through their own releases and through those of artists like Arty and Mat Zo on their world-renowned Anjunabeats imprint. Now, Above & Beyond have greeted 2014 in their own special way, celebrating the label's 300th release with their latest single, 'Hello.'
Today at 4pm EST/1pm PST, Vice's THUMP channel will premiere the full length concert film of Above & Beyond's acclaimed acoustic project. Following the release, Above & Beyond will be on Google Hangout at 5:30pm EST/2:30pm PST.
This feature-length concert film exposes the great backstories and performances from Above & Beyond's acoustic shows at London's Porchester Hall last summer. At these shows, the guys Jono, Tony and Paavo, perfromed their greatest hits as part of an impressive 15 piece band. Following the success from their London shows, the guys ended up recording an acoustic studio album and brought over these performances to LA's Greek Theater, which was decribed by Billboard magazine as, "one of the finest and more memorable shows in EDM history."
Friday, January 24th
Phonic Fridays at ZEPPELIN this weekend with DC's third serving of trance mastery, this time from the young yet immensely talented Ben Gold, a name quickly climbing its way to the top with the likes of Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond. If you haven't had a chance to catch any of the phenomenal acts in this year's Phonic Fridays series yet, Ben Gold will be the show that keeps you coming back week after week, hunting for another night of musical perfection. Tickets are still available online for $15, and they are well worth it.
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Renowned UK group, Above & Beyond, have just announced a new event series set to take place at famed Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan & are giving the chance for two lucky fans to help them kick off their new series in style. The series begins January 23rd & the group are offering a competition via their Facebook page to win a VIP prize including a flight for two to Las Vegas, a stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, dinner for two at Hakkasan restaurant & a chance to meet & greet the group face to face. The winners will also be treated to a private screening of the group’s new film, Acoustic, a day before the film’s global release on Vice’s THUMP Youtube channel on January 24th.