Posted by Middy on July 24, 2014
I used to these a lot, but life got in the way of me continuing these, but I am back to provide your weekend soundtrack of mixes and sets. Since the weekend starts on Thursdays during the summer (and for many, year-round), I decided to get these to you now so you get going on your way tonight. It will be a mix short on mixes, but high on the quality, highlighted by two from Kristain Nairn, aka Hodor. The Steve Aoki mix is actually kind of dope, there wouldn’t be any cakes thrown to those tunes. Read on for the rest of the mixes.
Posted by Middy on July 21, 2014
The sky is blue and you should too. Ok that made no sense, but it doesn’t matter. Above & Beyond are thankfully much better at just about everything music related than me, including songwriting, and “Blue Sky Action” is their latest tune that is pitch perfect for the summer months. It is the first single from their upcoming album, out early next year so get your mind and bodies ready for that.
Posted by Middy on April 11, 2014
Yes you read that right. The world’s most famous arena will host Above & Beyond for their Group Therapy 100 celebration. This comes as Armin van Buuren gets set to bring trance alive with the Armin Only tour tonight at Madison Square Garden, having played it last year with ASOT 600. This is absolutely massive for Above & Beyond and another major milestone for the trio as their take their Group Therapy brand to even greater heights. Watch the teaser video below to hear their next single “Sticky Fingers” with Alex Vargas. Pre-sale ticket registration is now open and can be done on their website here.
Posted by Middy on March 30, 2014
Anjunabeats revelation ilan Bluestone has released his three track EP, after “Big Ben” was premiered fittingly by Above & Beyond at Alexandria Palace in London for ABGT 50. The title track “Big Ben” may garner the most attention and pass the “anthem test” for most, but do not sleep on the rest of the EP. “Alysium” and “Waves Of LA” have the vintage ilan Bluestone sound with soaring synth driven melodies, fluttering piano and thumping basslines. We have had to endure all of this time with only one ilan Bluestone tune at a time, so we are spoiled getting three all at once.
Beatport: ilan Bluestone – Big Ben EP
Posted by Middy on March 17, 2014
The king and the prince. The god of trance and the mozart of Moldova. When a trance legend and soon to be one come together on one tune, you know that there is going to be something special created. It has the vintage Andrew Rayel kickdrum and melodically inclined synth work, held together by the masterful handiwork of Armin van Buurn. This is another absolute coup for W&W’s Mainstage Music, after they released Markus Schulz’s massive tune “Remember This”, the highlight from his recent “Scream 2” album. “EIFORYA” will be included in Armin van Buuren’s upcoming A State Of Trance 2014 compilation, set for release on March 28th.
Posted by Middy on February 27, 2014
Somehow, in between the marathon sets, constant travel and acting as a label head, Markus Schulz has found the time to release the follow up artist album, his fifth, to his 2012 effort, “Scream“. The DJ and the producer go hand and hand for Markus Schulz as what he makes has to be ready for a set that could last up to 12 hours, something he does more often than most. This album, like “Scream” delves into the more melodic side of his sound, but injects bigger and trancier melodies than the first edition. Stream the songs from album in a special episode of Global DJ Broadcast below, grab the CD, and watch the 25 minute behind the scenes documentary that goes into how the album was made, the stress of deadline day and details on the various collabs.
Posted by Middy on February 25, 2014
New Above & Beyond. The sound of that phrase is music to our ears. Anjunabeats is celebrating its 300th release and what better way to do it than with a tune from the super trio themselves. They are still riding the momentum of their stunning acoustic album, and are slated to release another full length artist album this year, but that has not stopped them from unveiling new material in the mean time. The tune has the sounds of a recent Above & Beyond single with the roller-coaster like ebbs and flows of “Formula Rossa”, with the subtle aggressive bass line that has become a calling card for the label.
Beatport: Above & Beyond – Hello