Progressive House | Chris Schambacher’s “Endeavor” Has Put Group Therapy Fans in Heaven

Posted by on December 7, 2015

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Solo progressive up-and-comer Chris Schambacher, has dished out some tasty progressive-trance that has caught the eye of Above and Beyond members. “Endeavor” is the tune which made it on the air via Group Therapy #160, an achievement many compete for, but few get. “Endeavor” certainly has a good flow. Nothing within either the percussion or synth work sounds generic or default, very original and hypnotic all-around.

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Chill, Techno | Guy J – Once In October (Full Mix)

Posted by on October 31, 2014

Guy J
It’s time to get a little weird. I’m going to introduce you to a man who really changed the game for me in 2013 as I subscribed to a little bit of Group Therapy with Above & Beyond at ABGT50. Guy Judah (Guy J) brings us a rendition of the finest in techno and tribal with his latest mix. Now if you’re hesitant to expand your musical horizons into a zone unknown, I suggest downloading the mix either way. When you wake up tomorrow, add this to your electrolyte filled diet, as Guy J is merely extending his hand to facilitate your path to recovery.


Events, Trance | Above & Beyond Announce ABGT 100 At Madison Square Garden

Posted by on April 11, 2014

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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.


Events | Above & Beyond Bring Group Therapy To Atlantic City

Posted by on February 7, 2014

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Still riding high from incredibly successful release of their stunning acoustic album, Above & Beyond came to the Tri-State area during Super Bowl weekend for a dose of Group Therapy at HQ Nightclub in Atlantic City. They have very few upcoming shows on the docket for this spring, so I knew that this one was a must attend, notably just after the acoustic album. I saw them in DC the weekend after they released Group Therapy, so this is becoming a tradition of mine to see them live after they release an album. I see no reason to stop. Stream the album below and read on for the rest of the review.


Videos | Above & Beyond Acoustic – Full Concert Live

Posted by on January 27, 2014

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Take an hour and 23 minutes out of your day and watch this video. Seriously do it. It features a full string ensemble, drums, a full compliment of singer, and even a guy sweeping the floor (just watch). Of course, Tony, Paavo and Jono are showing off that they are more than just guys who hit play and drag and drop presets, but real musicians. It is a fresh and beautiful take on their own material, from Ocean Lab to “Group Therapy”. The album comes out tomorrow and if you knows whats good for you, the purchase will be made. We also will have a nice giveaway to accompany it. Pre-order the album here.

Trance | Above & Beyond – Walter White

Posted by on May 2, 2013

Walter White
If there is anyone I would want to embody the cunning, vicious, daring, ruthless, calculated nature of Walter White aka Heisenberg, Above & Beyond would be on my short list. One of the highlights of Anjunabeats Volume 10, and their recent live sets, the relentless, remorseless “Walter White” shows a departure from their typical “Group Therapy” style that has placed them uniquely among the trance greats. Quick pulsing electro begins rights away and gives way to a tranced out break, reminding us of the euphoric power of Above & Beyond, but then just like Walter White, as soon as you think you are out of the woods, quick bursts of booming synths come into the foreground, aided by growling electro.

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Albums, Electro | Andrew Bayer – If It Were You, We’d Never Leave (Album Review)

Posted by on April 24, 2013

Andrew Bayer - If It Were You, We'd Never Leave

The world needs this album right now. Sometimes in this fast paced mile-a-minute world you just need to sit back, close your eyes and relax, and this is the album for that. The 25 year old American producer has developed a reputation for composing genre defying music that spans many styles and sounds. His 2011 album, “It’s Artificial” propelled his solo career forward with its wide variety of styles, from glitch-hop to silky smooth techno to eclectic electronica and progressive, creating a very cerebral experience.

Fast forward to 2013, Andrew Bayer has become a well established member of the Anjunabeats, producing with Above & Beyond on their album “Group Therapy”, being a part of Group Therapy stages everywhere from Tomorrowland to EDC Las Vegas and Electric Zoo, and joining Above & Beyond on tour all over the world. He has established himself with a growing single discography that includes the recently released “England” on Anjunabeats. “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” is the progression of Andrew Bayer as an artist from his more days with the Signalrunners, making traditional trance music, to a now more ambient, orchestral, album oriented sound that has a timeless quality seen in very few full length electronic pieces today.

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