Above and Beyond Group Therapy
Firmly established as the UK's most popular DJ/producers, Above & Beyond are at a tipping point with the release of their second album 'Group Therapy'. Selling out famed concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic (including solo shows at L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium and Brixton Academy), the globetrotting Anjunabeats bosses have just announced a five date Australian tour.
The first single from the album, the synth-driven stadium dance of 'Sun & Moon' is hooking major props from dance music mogul Pete Tong and getting playlisted on BBC Radio 1 - topping both the iTunes Dance and Beatport Trance charts along the way.
The success is the result of years of hard work for Above & Beyond, with a CV that includes performing to 1 million people on Barra Beach in Rio and soundtracking the launch of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo. Building up an unstoppable momentum in the past 12 months, the UK-based trio made their debut at the legendary Glastonbury festival last year and saw the 350th episode of their TATW radio show become the world's top trending topic on social network Twitter in December.
Long respected as musicians of pedigree, Above & Beyond's debut album 'Tri State' in 2006 was celebrated as "the fulfilment of any dance act's ultimate album aspiration" in DJ Magazine's 5/5 review. Unanimously praised, it transformed them from the standard-bearers of classy modern trance to genre-crossing electronic music greats. Bringing Above & Beyond's renowned blend of classic song-writing values and sleek electronic production into a contemporary context, their second album 'Group Therapy' will extend their appeal into the furthest reaches yet.
Combining elements of trance 2.0, house, electronica and even modern classical, 'Group Therapy' is a complete listening experience that includes the bittersweet orchestral beauty of piano opener 'Filmic', the dark tale of edgy electronic-house anthem 'Black Room Boy' and the ambient electronica of 'Sun In Your Eyes' - a track which recalls ambient's early-90s glory days of Global Communication, Pete Namlook et al.
With tales of loves lost, found and confused at 'Group Therapy's heart, highlights like 'Alchemy', 'You Got To Go' (both sung by former Faithless/Bent vocalist Zöe Johnston) and future single 'Thing Called Love' (feat. Richard Bedford) are the antithesis of throwaway club music - adding depth, meaning and classic songwriting values to an album destined to go down as one of electronic music's classic moments.Track list
02. Alchemy feat. Zoë Johnston
03. Sun & Moon feat. Richard Bedford
04. You Got To Go feat. Zoë Johnston
05. Black Room Boy (vocals by Tony McGuinness and Richard Bedford)
06. Giving It Out feat. Zoë Johnston
07. On My Way To Heaven feat. Richard Bedford
09. Sun In Your Eyes
10. Love Is Not Enough feat. Zoë Johnston
11. Every Little Beat feat. Richard Bedford
12. Sweetest Heart feat. Zoë Johnston
13. Thing Called Love feat. Richard Bedford
14. Only A Few Things feat. Zoë Johnston
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