3 days. 3 shows. 3 locations. Group Therapy 300. Above & Beyond (Jono, Paavo, and Tony) brought Group Therapy to the far east for the first time this weekend to celebrate the 300th episode of their ABGT radio show. Building on last year’s iconic 250 celebrations at the Gorge Amphitheater, Group Therapy 300 weekend saw
For the past six years, Above & Beyond have been thrilling listeners all over the world with their dynamic radio show, Group Therapy. The debut episode aired in November 2012 and was broadcast live from Bangalore. Here, nearly six years later, the trio is celebrating a huge milestone — their 300th episode — from Hong Kong.
On Sept. 29, the group brought their tercentenary episode to China, featuring sets from Andrew Bayer, Ben Böhmer, Grum, Ilan Bluestone, and Spencer Brown. The event was brought to fruition after the success of last year’s event at The Gorge. While speaking with Billboard Radio China, the trio talked about how they could possibly top last year’s ABGT250.
“Last year’s ABGT250 Weekender at The Gorge was a magical experience but also left us wondering, ‘How do we follow that?’ The answer was to go for something completely different, and Hong Kong and the Far East represent a new frontier for Group Therapy, at what is an exciting and groundbreaking time for electronic music in the region.”
Above & Beyond is one of the most beloved groups in the history of dance music. The British trio is known for their deep emotional connection with fans as well as their soaring and thoughtful arrangements. This weekend the guys celebrated the 300th episode of their legendary radio show, Group Therapy. The show took place
Yesterday Above & Beyond celebrated the 300th edition of their weekly radio show Group Therapy in Hong Kong. As usual, every 50th episode gets a very special celebration somewhere in the world with a massive live event with all of the Anjuna heroes playing ID loaded sets. This year in Hong Kong we got one
Welcome Anjunafam! The day is finally here. ABGT 300! Live from Hong Kong, we get to celebrate all things Anjuna. An Above & Beyond deep set, Ben Bohmer, Grum, Spencer Brown, Andrew Bayer, Ilan Bluestone & the greats themselves all will take the stage to grace the world with their emotional progressive goodness. Watch it
Above & Beyond has been having a great 2018. This year they dropped the album Common Ground, played a number of festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami and more. They’ve been constantly releasing new songs along with their crazy schedule. Now, they have released their newest track Rocket Science. Rocket Science was actually debuted last year
Two weeks away from ABGT300 taking place in Hong Kong, the Above & Beyond trio have released a new single, “Rocket Science.” In true Above & Beyond form, they have released two edits of the track: one that clocks in at four minutes and another longer version at six minutes. The track was debuted in front of 23,000 fans at the Gorge Amphitheatre last September, and now it’s finally out after a long year of anticipation.
“Rocket Science” is an upbeat tune, with pulsing trance notes and a mystical buildup rising into a commanding drop. The longer edit of the version has a robotic-like synth progression, adding elements to the track that are perfect for club play. The group is known for their ability to incite euphoria from listeners even through some of their darker tunes, and “Rocket Science” is certainly no exception to this.
Spencer Brown has been a mainstay for Above & Beyond‘s Anjunabeats label and its dedicated fan base for years, so it’s understandable that a few ears perked up when he began dropping an unreleased acid techno burner in recent sets. The track is finally available now on a double A-side EP exclusively on Beatport via mau5trap, titled “Windows 95 on Acid.”
Brown’s 2018 LP Illusion of Perfection was arguably one of the most creative and diverse releases in recent memory, showcasing a producer expanding his sonic horizons. With “Windows 95 on Acid,” the trance and house stalwart goes into deeper techno territory. The title track is a relentless acid groove, with a healthy dose of atmospheric expertise the producer has employed throughout his catalog. Although Brown stated via social media these two tracks are darker than his usual output, the nostalgia-inducing groove (complete with classic Windows samples) should bring smiles to any dance floor. The accompanying EP track “Does Anybody Really Know What Time Is?” is an honest after-hours slow burner, with familiar airy synth melodies wafting in and out.
While the full release remains a Beatport exclusive, fans can listen to the EP’s title track on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 295 right now.
The first three days of Tomorrowland 2018 are officially in the books. While there may be another packed weekend of brilliant, Belgian-based mayhem still in store, we took a look back at high points from weekend one of EDM’s most storied celebration. Whether it’s a two-hour euphoria trip with Above & Beyond at the Anjunabeats stage or a crawl through the techno trenches with Charlotte de Witte at the main stage, weekend one implores a revisit. See our top highlights from Tomorrowland’s opening weekend below.
In some pretty shocking news, Above & Beyond have announced their upcoming all inclusive Anjunabeach event in Mexico. The event was to take place in Riviera Maya, with packages ranging from a minimum of $1,600 per person up to over $5,000 a person for the max VIP setup. News of the cancellation was posted on