When Jono, Tony and Paavo, the brilliant trio that makes up Above & Beyond, announced they would be celebrating their 450th TATW radio show with a huge event in India on Nov. 10, naturally, we all looked to our schedules and tried to concoct several ways on how to get to India and be apart of this amazing event. In conjuction with Submerge, TATW450 will take the form of a 8-hour marathon broadcast with a host of Anjunabeats' trailblazer acts playing alongside.
"India, its people and music have always had a special place in our hearts," said A&B's Paavo Siljamaki. "Not only does the dance music culture span thousands of years there, we've witnessed incredible growth of the electronic music there since we first started Anjunabeats. TATW450 will be broadcast from the country that was the starting point for everything we do. Let your friends know, join us online and together in India we'll all make this our biggest global celebration to date."
Now, Above & Beyond, along with Submerge, have announced the rest of the DJ acts that will be joining them for this year's TATW450 Group Therapy India in Bangalore. The line up includes Mat Zo, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer and Jody Wisternoff.
The very versatile, Mat Zo arrives off his most exciting year yet, having played alongside Above & Beyond at Group Therapy events in London and Miami. His debut album and a highly anticipated collab with Porter Robinson are both planned for early 2013. Andrew Bayer will bring his genre-blurring progressive and electronica sound to the event. Named the breakthrough producers of 2011 by Above & Beyond, Norin & Rad have remixed the soundtrack for Halo 4 and their fierce progressive and trance productions are consistently in Above & Beyond's sets. Lastly, the legendary Jody Wisternoff (one half of Way Out West) was recently announced as the mixer of Anjunadeep 05. He will shake things up with his carefully obtained progressive deepness.
The two-hour headlining set will represent the first full Group Therapy production in India, following their memorable set at Sunburn Festival last December. Over the past 18 months, Above & Beyond have taken their Group Therapy themed shows across the globe. A show that boasts a no expense spared production with musing visuals, live messaging from the band and support from Anjunabeats' finest acts.
The venue and set times will soon be released, along with details of all the ways you can get involved in this event. Early bird tickets sold out in just 24 hours and the first tier tix sold out as well. You can get your second tier tickets here for this unforgettable event that will go down in dance music history!