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Aug 01

Above & Beyond Reveal ‘Blue Sky Action’ Video

Jul 08

Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, SvD, More Confirmed For Burning Man 2014

Burning Man isn't about lineups. You don't go there just to see your favorite artists. However, music is still a huge part of the annual 60,000 person art experiment. Everywhere you go at night at Black Rock City, you'll see DJs spinning on art cars, in nightclubs, and massive festival-style stages on the playa.

Today we found out that the rumors were true about the epic lineup for the White Ocean sound camp events, curated by Paul Oakenfold and Timur Sardarov. Each day will be dedicated to a different genre of electronic music, with some serious talent to boot. Some of the most surprising names to see include Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Chris Liebing, Astrix, and Fehrplay (see full lineup below).

Additionally, White Ocean posted a photo on their Facebook page of the stage design they are building, which looks to be fully equipped with massive flamethrowers and pyrotechnics (see below). We'll see you there!

Above & Beyond - Sticky Fingers [Ultra]
Jun 08

PREMIERE: OceanLab – Satellite (Ilan Bluestone Remix) [Anjunabeats]

The highly anticipated Anjunabeats Volume 11 is almost upon us, and we're pleased to present the exclusive first play of a brand new remix from the compilation: Ilan Bluestone's take on the classic OceanLab track Satellite.

OceanLab, the collaboration between Above & Beyond and vocalist Justine Suissa, was at its height when Satellite was released a decade ago, and Ilan Bluestone had a challenge on his hands in bringing it up to date. It's something he seems to have managed admirably, with a darker, grittier take on the original that combines elements of trance and big room house in a style that Ilan has made his own. A totally new chord sequence and melody lends a very different feel to the vocal, yet it works effortlessly, the dreamy vowels of Justine still causing shivers a decade later.

Anjunabeats Volume 11 is out on June 9, and is available to pre-order now. Check out the official trailer below:

Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab - Satellite (Ilan Bluestone Remix) [Anjunabeats]
May 24

Above & Beyond Announces ‘Anjunabeats Volume 11′ Tracklist

Anjunabeats' Volume compilations have always been hotly anticipated and the long-awaited Anjunabeats Volume 11 is no exception. With the release date almost upon us, you can now whet your appetite with a full track listing, a YouTube trailer, and even a free remix if you pre-order now.

Volume 11 offers the usual mix of the label's biggest recent tracks, as well as some exclusive releases from a mix of old and new artists alike. From Jaytech, Matt Lange and label legend Oliver Smith, through to Betoko, Thomas Schwartz and Emma Louise, the tracklist is yet another example of how Anjunabeats steers away from the mainstream, offering up a huge amount of variety while still managing to retain that "Anjuna" feel--something which is hard to quantify but is instantly recognisable to their fan base.

Anjunabeats Volume 11 is out on June 9 and is available to pre-order now via iTunes, which also gives you a free and exclusive Maor Levi remix of Above & Beyond's Liquid Love. Check out the complete tracklist below, and preview the compilation via the official trailer:

CD 1
Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza - You Would
Betoko vs. Gemma Hayes - Wicked Game
16 Bit Lolitas - Beat Organ
Above & Beyond - Good For Me (Matt Lange Remix)
Parker & Hanson - Gravity
Emma - Louise Boy (Spada Remix)
Matt Lange - Staccato
DJ Yellow, Flowers & Sea Creatures - No One Gets Left Behind (Konstantin Sibold Remix)
Cid Inc. - Rediscovered
Twice As Nice - Overture (Guy J Remix)
Boom Jinx & Meredith Call - The Dark
Soundprank - Gemini
Underworld - Dark & Long [Dark Train] (Jerome Isma-Ae & Maor Levi Remix)

CD 2
ilan Bluestone & Jerome Isma-Ae - Tension
Above & Beyond - Anjunabeach (Genix vs. Las Salinas Remix)
London Grammar - Hey Now (Arty Remix)
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas - Sticky Fingers
Super8 & Tab vs. Jaytech - Code Red
Mat Zo feat. Chuck D - Pyramid Scheme (Club Mix)
Audien - Hindsight
Sunny Lax - Karma
Genix - Run
Oliver Smith - Evermore
Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford - On My Way To Mariana Heaven
ilan Bluestone - Spheres
Above & Beyond vs. Andrew Bayer - Far From Needing Your Love
Above & Beyond - Hello
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab - Satellite (ilan Bluestone Remix)
Andrew Bayer - The District

May 20

Above & Beyond Gets ‘Sticky Fingers’

Of the several Above & Beyond tracks first revealed at ABGT050, Sticky Fingers has been perhaps the most anticipated. With vocals from Above & Beyond Acoustic star Alex Vargas--making his debut on a club track for the trio--Sticky Fingers finally sees a full release with remixes from Lane 8 and Om Unit.

The original is a very techy and almost experimental take on big room house, combined with a lyrical subject that offers some familiarity. Yes, Sticky Fingers is about the end of a relationship, a subject that has almost become a signature for the group, but as always, it manages to avoid sounding clichéd and thanks to the soulful talents of Vargas, it really does strike a chord. The production style has a touch of Andrew Bayer about it, but perhaps the biggest surprise comes from the main drop, as the big riffs hint at Above & Beyond's early work--the sound might have changed, the production might have become more complex and quirky, but those big riffs are still at the forefront.

On the flipside, there's an astoundingly chilled deep house remix from Lane 8 which is simply stunning from start to finish, and the experimental theme continues with an Om Unit production that is about as quirky as it gets.

Sticky Fingers is out now on Anjunabeats and is a clear sign that Above & Beyond is bucking the mainstream trends and sticking with their own route to the top, something that should bode well for the upcoming Anjunabeats Volume 11 compilation, out on June 9.

Above Beyond feat. Alex Vargas - Sticky Fingers (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Above Beyond feat. Alex Vargas - Sticky Fingers (Lane 8 Remix) [Anjunabeats]
Above Beyond feat. Alex Vargas - Sticky Fingers (Om Unit Remix) [Anjunabeats]