Celebrating their landmark 500th radio show and the 50th episode of Group Therapy since renaming the show last year, the London-based trio opened their set with a new Genix remix of Above & Beyond classic Anjunabeach, before wow’ing their fans with a pulsating techno-influenced remix of New Order’s iconic Blue Monday. Also debuted were two brand new forward-thinking instrumentals – Mariana Trench and ID – which both fused hard-hitting club elements with the deep, melodic musicality that the band are so well loved for. Teasing fans with a possible track from their third artist album, expected in 2014, Above & Beyond also dropped a new vocal track featuring Alex Vargas, titled Sticky Fingers.
In a set that was packed with exclusives and first plays, other notable debuts included the huge Prototype by Artificial, an exciting new project from Anjunabeats stars Andrew Bayer and Norin & Rad, and a slew of new melodic productions from this year’s breakthrough label star Ilan Bluestone. Fans were also treated to the welcome surprise of an as-yet-unidentified remix of the A&B classic Alone Tonight, as well as a preview from the forthcoming A&B Acoustic album, when Above & Beyond dropped Sun & Moon Acoustic as their closing track – prompting a memorable crowd singalong.