London’s leading dance festival South West Four makes it 2 line-up announcements in as many days, as we can finally reveal the name of the all important last act to be announced for this summer’s unmissable event. Drum rolls please.
ABOVE & BEYOND
Making their South West Four debut and completing this year’s incredible line-up are the World’s No.4 ranked DJs – Above & Beyond. There are DJs who can rock a party, a club, a festival. And there are acts that can write songs that will bring out the goose bumps in you. But there’s only one group that can do both… and that group is Above & Beyond. This 3-piece have remixed Madonna, won ‘Essential Mix of the Year’, and played to one million people in Rio de Janeiro. Above & Beyond will appear alongside Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, BT, Tall Paul and 16 Bit Lolitas in The Gallery Stage in association with Trackitdown.net. The Gallery remains Above & Beyond’s favourite destination in London and such is their popularity at the club that they were recently honoured with the “Best Headline DJ of 2008” Award at The Gallery end of year poll – voted for by the fans.
Above & Beyond recently won Best Group at the IDMA Awards, ahead of fellow nominees Daft Punk, Pendulum, Soulwax and Justice. The trio’s debut artist album, ‘Tri-State’, was released in 2006 to widespread acclaim (“In a word ‘Brilliant’” DJ Magazine) and more recently the group have released an album as ‘OceanLab’, in partnership with Justine Suissa. Above & Beyond’s peerless production skills and energetic DJ performances have seen them become one of the most in-demand acts in the dance scene today, headlining festivals all over the world and performing to 1 million people on New Year’s Eve in Rio, Brazil.
Above & Beyond’s ‘Trance Around The World’ radio show (available here as a free podcast / http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=286889904), has reached No.3 in both the UK and US iTunes music podcast charts and is syndicated on over 120 FM stations worldwide, currently reaching around 20 million weekly listeners. In addition, Above & Beyond TV (www.youtube.com/aboveandbeyond) was recently launched and features exclusive content of the guys on tour, plus look out for the release of the OceanLab Remixes Album “Siren’s Of The Sea REMIXED’.
"It’s our first SW4 and our first outdoor (or festival) gig in London, so we’re doubly looking forward to this one." (Tony McGuinness, Above & Beyond) … and so are we. Roll on the summer!!