One of the most successful trance acts of the last 20 years. Above & Beyond are known for their production and remix work, as well as their DJ performances and record label. The trio is comprised of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. Acclaim came early with a high-profile remix of Madonna’s “What It Feels Like for a Girl,” They eventually graduated to selling out venues in their native U.K. and the U.S. Early remixes include Aurora’s “Ordinary World,” Fragma’s “Everytime You Need Me,” and Perpetuous Dreamer’s “The Sound of Goodbye.” As a DJ act, they steadily worked their way up into the Top Ten of DJ Mag Top 100 poll. They made their production debut with the single “Far from in Love,” a vocal trance anthem featuring Kate Cameron. They presented the first volume of their Anjunabeats mixtape series and formed OceanLab, their most prominent alias. In 2015 their third album “We Are All We Need” debuted at number 12 in the U.K. In the U.S., it topped Billboard’s dance chart and cracked the Top 40 of the all-genre Billboard 200. Acoustic II followed a year later featuring stripped-back tracks from their 2015 album, and extensive back catalog. Group Therapy 200 arrived in 2016, along with the 13th installment of Anjunabeats. The next year, Group Therapy 248 and Journey to ABGT250 were released. In 2018, the trio delivered their fourth official album, Common Ground, which rose to #3 on the Billboard 200, the highest for a British electronic group in the chart’s history.
Early 2019 saw the release of the single “Distorted Truth” while Flow State, a meditative ambient album was released later that year. Volume 15 of Anjunabeats was issued the following year. In 2022 Above & Beyond delivered their first cinematic film score for ground-breaking documentary The Last Glaciers. Group Therapy is up to 491. Jono Grant, one-third of the iconic trio launched “Joda” with musical collaborator Darren Tate and the year is still only half done.
Above and Beyond are prolific writers /producers/performers but here is a small sample of some of their amazing work to enjoy