#GroupTherapyLA - A Film By The Fans


Making stars of the thousands that attended their recent LA Shrine shows, Above & Beyond are proud to release their #GroupTherapyLA film created almost entirely by fan filmed content.

With 15,000 people attending across the 3 sold out #GroupTherapy shows at the LA Shrine in May, Jono, Paavo & Tony decided that they wanted to make a film that put a spotlight on the most important part of the #groupTherapy experience, the fans. 

Every fan was invited to contribute by capturing their own individual #GroupTherapyLA experience on their mobile devices or cameras. 

The response was phenomenal and the #GroupTherapyLA film was the result - the latest episode of A&B TV. Offering an entirely new perspective from the usual DJ focussed videos, the films taps into the impassioned preparations and intimate dance floor moments shared at Group Therapy events. The film takes you on the journeys the Above & Beyond fans make, the care, time and attention that goes into the hand-made banners and signs and birthdays being celebrated in true Anjuna style, encapsulating the true meaning of Group Therapy.

Paavo said "A huge thank you to all of the fans that joined us in LA and made this film possible. You guys are what Group Therapy has become." 

Watch the video HERE 

Six Things You Didn’t Know About… Tony



The anticipation builds ahead of Above & Beyond’s biggest ever indoor show in the UK at Brixton Academy on October 30th. Over the coming weeks we will be providing you with everything you need to know about this landmark night exclusively via email through our sign up on http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/london. Expect artist profiles, interviews and mixes, in addition to competitions, free downloads and details of the mindblowing production planned. With early bird tickets now sold out and limited saver tickets now on sale, make sure you get your tickets today to be a part of Above & Beyond’s final London show of 2010. CLICK HERE to buy your ticket.

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SIX THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… TONY





SIX THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… TONY

If you weren’t a DJ what would you like to have been?
I used to work for a record company doing marketing and A&R and I really enjoyed it: I think if I wasn’t doing this I’d probably still be in the music business. That being said I think there are a lot of things I could have happily done. I also worked in advertising, did some marketing and business consultancy and really enjoyed them all for different reasons.

Do you remember the first track you ever bought?
I do. It was “Never Smile at a Crocodile” from the Peter Pan Disney movie. It was a 5” red vinyl and I was about 4 or 5 years old at the time!
In terms of club tracks the first one I ever bought was ‘Bar None’ by Max Graham on Hope. After we finished our Ayumi Hamasaki remix for Avex records they offered us our first ever DJ gig in Tokyo in front of 8,000 people, so I had to buy some decks and records pronto! I went to Plastic Fantastic and bought about thirty records in that first trip, and on top of the pile was Max Graham ‘Bar None’.

What one thing do you always have with you when travelling?
My CD’s! But apart from that it’s gotta be my iPhone - you can do so much with it.

If you could have three people over for dinner dead or alive who would they be?
I think it would have to be John F Kennedy first. He avoided a nuclear war by diffusing the Cuban Missile crisis so we all owe him our lives in a way. I would also love to talk to him about Marylin Monroe and what actually happened! Next I think I’d like to have my Dad because he died a couple of years ago and it would be nice to see him again. And last but not least, Kiera Knightly as she holds a certain fascination for me.

What is your biggest achievement as a artist?
One of the things I love doing most is writing songs and lyrics. A couple of years ago our track ‘Satellite’ was selected to be part of the English language course for Spanish and Italian schools and so lyrics to ‘Satellite’ are now immortalised in their English course books!

Is there anything you’d like to achieve outside of the music world?
I’d really like to write a book, based on biology, about how organic life can be a much better model of how to organise businesses than the ‘machine for making money’ nonsense we all endure at the moment.

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Six things you didnt know about… Jono



The anticipation builds ahead of Above & Beyond’s biggest ever indoor show in the UK at Brixton Academy on October 30th. Over the coming weeks we will be providing you with everything you need to know about this landmark night exclusively via email through our sign up on http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/london. Expect artist profiles, interviews and mixes, in addition to competitions, free downloads and details of the mindblowing production planned. With early bird tickets now sold out and limited saver tickets now on sale, make sure you get your tickets today to be a part of Above & Beyond’s final London show of 2010. CLICK HERE to buy your ticket.

To be the first to read these interviews make sure you sign up to the mailing list here: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/london

SIX THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… JONO





If you weren’t a DJ what would you like to have been?
I probably would have done something else in music but removing that from the equation I probably would have done acting or something like that. I was quite into magic as a kid so definitely something in acting or performance.

Do you remember the first track you ever bought as a kid?
I can’t remember the first single but I remember the first album. It was Pet Shop Boys album ‘Please’. I remember following them and buying all their albums from then on. It was what kind of got me into synths and popular music. I think the production at the time was incredible and they had Trevor Horn produce Introspective. Musically I think they were amazing as well an inspiration.

What’s your usual pre event meal?
I try and avoid steak and burgers. I mostly like fish because it’s really light and you need to stay awake. I also have an espresso coffee.

What is your favourite instrument and why?
The piano. It’s very dynamic and flexible. I also like the guitar but with the piano you can see all of the notes and you don’t need to do anything to hear the note like a trumpet where you have to blow it. So the piano definitely.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive who would they be?
Derren Brown and I would definitely get Trevor Horn round so I can find out all his production secrets. My wife because I’d like to see more of her but I’m always on tour DJing.

Who has been your biggest influence in music outside of trance?
I don’t really think it’s a genre thing. I’d like to say it is more 80’s music in general. A lot of bands in the 80’s like Dépêche Mode, New Order, and Pet Shop Boys are where a lot of my influences are from.

“It’s going to be an awesome event. We are installing an amazing sound system and this is a great chance to see Above & Beyond in the best light.” Jono Grant


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All three of Above & Beyond to play the Anjunabeach Ibiza Event!



As those of you who have seen Above & Beyond DJ before will know, for most tour dates only 2 members will perform at a time. When Jono, Tony & Paavo team up and perform as a trio it truly is a show to remember. We are pleased to announce that all three of Above & Beyond will be performing out in Ibiza for our Anjunabeach event on July 1st, making it all the more special.

Anjunabeach: Ibiza 2010 looks set to go down in history as one of our biggest and best shows and so if you haven’t yet booked your ticket, do so today. Anyone who buys a ticket for Above & Beyond’s July 1 Cream gig, via www.ibizaspotlight.com and before the closing date of June 25, will automatically be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets for the secret beach party, where you will be treated to a special beach front balearic-tinged set from Above & Beyond, plus support.

See you in Ibiza!

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