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Above & Beyond is a trance music group formed in 2000. The group is famous for remixes and progressive trance productions. The group’s tracks are regularly played by well-known DJs, such as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. They are also known under other aliases, two of those being Tranquillity Base and Rollerball.

Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamäki met at Westminster University, and they set up the Anjunabeats label in the summer 1999 with the release of the “Anjunabeats Volume 1”. The song received the immediate attention of various dance clubs, and quickly gained support from Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk.

Above & Beyond came together in 2000 when producer Tony McGuinness called in Jono and Paavo to help him complete the Chakra remix while he was still working at Warners. The inspiration for name Above & Beyond came from a web page belonging to an American motivational trainer called Jono Grant which was stuck on the wall of the studio. Although they were unknown at the time, the Above & Beyond remix of Chakra ‘Home’ was picked over remixes by Rob Searle and Tilt to be the A side mix, and after plays on Pete Tong reached number one in the UK club charts.

Currently they are planning a full artist album, set to feature collaborations with the likes of Zoe Johnston, Richard Bedford and Andy Moor, known for his work with Tilt and as half of Leama & Moor. The first single from the album, “Air For Life” (featuring Andy Moor), was released in July ‘05. New single “Alone Tonight” was released in November ‘05.

Edited by linuxdaemon on 15 Nov 2006, 14:32

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