TRACKS: Above & Beyond’s “A.I.” Out Now on Anjunabeats


There are few acts that can match the work rate of Above & Beyond at the moment. While the tail end of 2015 saw a Grammy nomination for single We’re All We Need, a sold-out live radio broadcast from Sydney’s Allphones Arena and the release of their iTunes #1 dance compilation Anjunabeats Volume 12″, Jono, Paavo and Tony look to raise the bar once again in 2016 with a return to their Acoustic project and much-loved OceanLab alias.

Their first release of 2016 is a return to innovative instrumental club music which has been at the centre of their Anjunabeats label for the last 15 years–specifically the darker journey of A.I. Listen to the track on their website.

Debuted by the band at their Group Therapy 150 broadcast, A.I. is as gnarly and industrial as the name suggests, full of space-age sounds and synthetic hits. Set to be a formidable feature in Above & Beyond’s DJ sets throughout the year, there are echoes of Walter White in the Jekyll and Hyde structure; warming brass chords in the breakdown betraying the cold, minimalistic drop. It’s a heads down, dance hard moment.

With their “Acoustic II” album and accompanying world tour set to kick off this spring, including shows at the Hollywood Bowl, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, Above & Beyond are once again commanding attention in both the electronic and acoustic worlds.

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