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Sunday
Nov112012

"Believe In Me" (Original Mix) - Arty

Arty's compositions are modern symphonies, sonically carrying the listener up through the clouds to a place far from reality. "Believe In Me" made its world-debut yesterday at Above & Beyond's set at TATW 450 / ABGT 001 in Bangalore to thunderous applause. The young Russian's latest creation sticks to his easily recognizable Anjunabeats sound, recalling tracks like his collab with Mat Zo "Mozart," which helped bring his Progressive, almost "Classical" sound to the forefront of the Trance genre. TATW has brought us countless Arty masterpieces from "Rebound" to "Kate," from "Open Space" to "Must Be the Love," and we can be sure that ABGT Radio will bring us the same. His transcedental sound resonates with any listener, and defines the EDM movement: love through music, music through melodies. It may not be headbanging bass music, but if you've been lucky enough to see him live you better be chanting "No Arty No Party!"

By Edward Fancher

Saturday
Nov102012

Track of the Day: "Wayfarer" - Above & Beyond & Audien

Trance Around the World has been about uplifting big room chords since '04, spiritually connecting over 30 million listeners around the world each episode in the last few weeks. It is a great thing for our world that TATW holds a spot in the most-listened to broadcasts, a beacon of hope for peace and happiness that has spread love through melodies from LA to Sydney to Bangalore. Today marked a decided new step for the British trio Above & Beyond, as they embark along with the Anjunabeats family on a new journey. Group Therapy is here to stay, and it's all about changing lives and making smiles. "Wayfarer" was the intro to 450 which aired today (stream Above & Beyond's set here and read our farewell post). If you're not a part of the Trance Family yet it's about time you join.

By Edward Fancher

Friday
Nov092012

A Farewell to TATW with Above & Beyond

Tomorrow marks the dawning of a new era for the renowned Trance symbol, Above & Beyond. Not only will there be the live broadcast straight from India, home of the famous "Anjunabeach," but we will be waving a final adieu to Trance Around the World with performances from Mat Zo, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer, and Jody Wisternoff. Although we are confident Group Therapy Radio will be the beginning of something even more wonderful, I thought I'd pay homage to the legendary radio show that has touched millions of hearts around the globe as we prepare for the final episode that has been in the making since 2004.

I decided to pick out the TATW 301 podcast because it is a 9 hour podcast of all the music I would consider Anjuna-classics. From "Lonely Girl" to "On a Good Day," this episode has it all. Broadcast originally from Russia, featuring performances from Daniel Kandi, Kyau & Albert, Super8 & Tab, PROFF, and Mat Zo. It is a shining example of the music A&B have made and played throughout the years. As a dedicated fan myself, I cannot help listening to it without having an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Listen here

Although I was not a part of the magical night in the Coliseum at EDC 2010, every time I listen to this set I get chills. Many avid trance fans claim this to be one of their most effective performances of their career, and I would have to agree. The track selection is heavenly and takes the listener on a true journey. This is one set I still am not tired of listening to. These were before the days of "Sun & Moon," and the infamous set where we dedicated a special song "For Those Who Left this Earth Too Soon". 

Who could forget all the amazing live performances Above & Beyond has graced the world with? With their unique style of creating not just a musical experience, but an almost spiritual one, they have revolutionized mixing music into an art form, from a mere party vibe to an epic, memorable, and moving audio-visual experience. By bringing the audience together and communicating positive messages on LED screens, they remind us just what music is all about - unity. Uniting people under a simple common message: love through Trance. It does not matter who you are, what you look like, if you are a trance fan you will feel perfectly at home and at peace during these moments under the caring arms of the Trance Family. 



If you haven't listened to last weeks TATW 449, then by all means, do it now. Featuring tracks like Mat Zo's "The Sky", and the "On a Good Day" (Metropolis Remix) you will find solace from the week in this mixture of old and new. After Breaking Ties, the 3 announce the ending of the podcast that brought the world together every Friday. It's fitting for what they propose to do and its hard not to tear up just a little bit.



So what's next for Above & Beyond? Well, if you are dedicated enough, the final broadcast from India will start exactly at 10:30 AM GMT, which means 1:30 AM this Saturday for you Pacific Coast people. Gather up your own trance family and listen to Trance history being made. As music progresses, artists, not just the music must change to adhere to the growth. If you know Above & Beyond, you know that while they may make crazy decisions every once in a while they are justified. Everyone remembers what we all had to go through to get Sirens of the Sea released, but it was worth it. Each album they have released has always been uniquely different from the last, but has always had the ability to touch the hearts of their fans.

While many people feel uneasy with the void TATW has left, I urge them to have confidence. Without change, music would stay stagnant and nothing new or exciting would ever come. With this new name, I believe the three will focus more on creating the experience they are so renowned for, rather than just spreading Trance Around the World. This new chapter holds so many possibilities in store, and as a dedicated fan, I am so excited to see what Tony, Paavo and Jono have up their sleeves this time.

It's time to "break ties" with TATW, say "you got to go," and continue "on our way to heaven" with Group Therapy Radio. 

Listen to the TATW 450 live broadcast here

By April Surrency

Friday
Oct052012

Track of the Day: "I Never Knew" - Mat Zo (Free Download)

Renowned DJ & Producer Mat Zo is at it again. As always, he throws something new at us with each one of his tracks, while still maintaining that signature groove. Providing an interesting and new soundscape, Zo loops funky House beat vocals over his synth creations. While still giving the listener a Trance build with plenty of synth, it leads into a disco-funk that will make a nod to Daft Punk. The best part of this track is that it is absolutely free via his Facebook! Download it, listen to it, and enjoy a little piece of the Zo.

By April Surrency

Tuesday
Oct022012

Triple Stacked Trance Tuesday ft. Bluestone, Arnej, Ferry Corsten

 

"The Second Coming" - Arnej

After premiering at Global Gathering's A State of Trance Invasion set, this track has become the perfect track to open with or climax a set with. With its dramatic beginning and then driving, militant melody, this track incorporates many different elements to keep the listener interested. This trance anthem should not be disappearing anytime soon. 



"Capetown" - Bluestone

After doing many collaborations with the talented producer Maor Levi, Jordan Suckley has shown his true producing style with this bigroom Trance track. With vocal cuts similar to that of Above & Beyond's "Prelude", "Capetown" is the track for you if you like sound that fills up a stage. A beautiful build accompanies a gorgeous breakdown and truly makes this one stick out among the rest. Bluestone has got me excited to see what more he will bring to the Anjunabeats label take a listen to this or his other great track, "Namaste" and you will see what I mean!

Golden Oldies

"Beautiful" - Ferry Corsten

Ferry Corsten is no one new to the Trance scene, and for good reason. Always developing his own fresh take on Trance, this Dutch producer and now label owner has shown his passion throughout the years in his many works. One of his most timeless classics is "Beautiful." With techy vocals and a gorgeous melody that makes any trance lover want to sing along, Ferry Corsten shows us he was just as good then as he is now. Just press play, and let the music carry you away.

By April Surrency