Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Above and Beyond is a group that primarily focuses on trance music. It consists of Tony McGuiness, Paavo Siljamaki, and Jono Grant. They embody all the values that electronic music should be: a free form of expression, where everybody can appreciate each other’s diversity without fear of judgment. Since their start in 2000, they have started two record labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep. One of the main reasons for this is to help put out younger, talented DJ’s and producers and make them known. Some may argue the 2000’s are the decade of electronic music, coming out with more artists than ever before. The house music scene in particular has been exploding. Above and Beyond realizes this and seizes the opportunity to work with artists that may not be as well known. They host a weekly radio show called “Group Therapy” as another way to promote themselves and their label. Listeners tune in from all over the globe to listen to what music is of concern to them at the time. The fact that they put this show out for free every week shows a continuing commitment to their fans. In fact, when I first heard about the group, it was because of their show. Music is something to be shared and enjoyed together, Above and Beyond recognizes this and strives to make everyone’s day brighter.

The group’s main website, is the best place to learn about the individual artists as well as find out about tour dates or other news.

On the group’s soundcloud page you will find a mix of their newest releases, samples of their Group Therapy show, as well as any radio show that the group has been on recently.

Here is a link to their main record label, Anjunabeats. On it you will find info about the label itself, as well as the artists on it.

I thought it was worthwhile to include their sublabel, Anjunadeep. It was started in order to exclusively focus on the genre of deep house.