May 09, 2013
Above & Beyond Shakes Things Up
Above & Beyond and Gareth Emery pres. Oceanlab - On A Good Day (Metropolis) (Above & Beyond Acoustic Mix) [Anjunabeats]

A mysterious picture was posted on Above & Beyond’s Twitter and Facebook pages today. As seen above, it features Paavo & Jono each at a piano, Tony with a guitar, and the headline Above & Beyond Acoustic. Along with the hashtag #abacoustic, it doesn’t take a genius to guess that the trio are shortly to reveal something which ditches the electronic elements for some “real” instruments.

What this will consist of–a live event, an album, maybe a compilation–is currently unclear, but while it may be something completely different, it’s something that has been hinted at before and makes perfect sense when you consider their previous work. Good songwriting has always been key to Above & Beyond’s rise to the top–Tri State, Group Therapy and Oceanlab album Sirens Of The Sea were about far more than filling dancefloors and epic synths. It’s a daring approach for a group who’ve made their name in the EDM scene, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Above & Beyond.

In the meantime, they’ve been doing their best James Bond impressions for this amusing yet impressive teaser video for their upcoming residency at Wynn, Las Vegas.

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