Above & Beyond
Above & Beyond is an English music trio consisting of Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamaki and Tony McGuinness. This band first came together in 2000 to create a remake for Chakra's "Home" track.
At the same time, Paavo Siljamaki and Jono began cooperation in 1999 after meeting at Westminster University, and after a while created their own label “Anjunabeats”. The first track to be released on it was the famous mix of Anjunabeats Volume 1. Subsequent music at this stage was released under a variety of names, including Anjunabeats, Dirt Devils, and Free State.
“Volume One” with “Tease Dub Mix” conquers the dance floors of various clubs, receives support from the famous DJs Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules and others. Project Name Above & Beyond was later selected impressed by the American motivational trainer website. It marked a new stage in the development of the collective, and led it to even greater success and worldwide popularity.
Soon after the success of the track “Volume One”, the project receives several favorable offers of cooperation from well-known world labels. Excellent remixes are created for popular tracks, including Fragma “Everytime” and Adamski “In The City”. Their remix on “What It Feels Like For A Girl” by Madonna was so liked by the performer and her husband, the producer, that was used in the video for this song. He is still one of the most famous works of Above & Beyond.
In 2002, the first single from the project “Far From In Love” was released. He instantly won the hearts of listeners. After that, Above & Beyond became the desired participants of the show at the clubs Velfarre, Passion, Ministry of Sound, Room at the Top and others. At the same time, the project successfully performs at the English festival of transmusic “Gatecrasher”.
The real world fame came to the project in 2004, when they performed at the Passion festival, and also took part in various radio shows, including the Ministry of Sound radio. The track “No One On Earth”, released in 2004, twice became the “track of the week” in Armin Van Buuren's radio show “A State Of Trance”. And the English magazine DJ Mag called the “diamond” and put the highest score on their second album, Tri-State.
According to the results of voting in the TOP 100 DJs from Arminfan, the musical project Above & Beyond in 2014 won 9th place, although in 2013 he was in eighth.
Today Above & Beyond is very popular. On his account there are a lot of tracks and remixes, which the listeners loved for their diversity in the genre plan and excellent sound.
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