Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond are an English trance music group formed in 2000 and consists of the members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. They have their own record label Anjunabeats, which releases trance and progressive music, and they also host their own weekly radio show Trance Around the World. The group’s tracks are regularly played by DJs around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, ATB, and Kyau & Albert. On 20 October 2011 DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Above & Beyond placed at #5 in the world.

Above & Beyond – Trance Around The World 407

Tracklist
[00:00:00] 01. Norin & Rad – Bloom
[00:05:11] 02. Matt Darey feat. Leah – Hold Your Breath (David Forbes Remix)
[00:10:46] 03. Kyau & Albert – Made Of Sun (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
[00:13:55] 04. Super8 & Tab – Awakenings [Record Of The Week]
[00:20:22] 05. Lovetone & Turismo – Can You Feel Me
[00:25:44] 06. Mat Zo – Bipolar
[00:30:08] 07. Ost & Meyer – Scarlet Heaven
[00:36:07] 08. David Granha – Today Is The Beginning (Steve Kaetzel Remix)
[00:40:42] 09. Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Gypsy Room (Duderstadt Remix)
[00:45:41] 10. AKR! – Still Alive
[00:49:46] 11. Mat Zo – ID
[00:52:46] 12. Emeli Sande – Heaven (Maor Levi & Bluestone Remix)
[00:56:40] 13. Boom Jinx feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix) [Web Vote Winner]
[01:02:02] 14. Reminder – On The Beach (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
[01:08:37] 15. Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
[01:14:42] 16. Dirty South feat. Eric Hecht – Walking Alone (Arty Remix)
[01:19:13] 17. Ost & Meyer – Safari (Maor Levi Remix)
[01:24:49] 18. Basic Perspective – Small Step On The Other Side [Stuck In The Box]
[01:29:47] 19. Andain – Promises (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Intro Remix)
[01:32:04] 20. Chakra vs Rex Mundi – I Am Valley Of Dreams (Myon & Shane 54 Mashup)
[01:35:35] 21. Fragile feat. Alex Lemon – Inertia (ID Mashup)
[01:40:55] 22. BT feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – A Million Stars (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Remix)
[01:43:49] 23. Luminary – Amsterdam VS Susanna ft Julian Vincent – Fall In Deep (Alexander Popov Instrumental Mix) Myon and Shane 54 Mashup
[01:48:11] 24. Cosmic Gate & Myon & Shane 54 & Aruna – All Around You
[01:52:00] 25. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Every Little Beat (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Remix)
[01:56:10] 26. Jessie J – Domino (Myon & Shane 54 Remix)

Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑr.mɪn vɐn ˈbyː.rə(n)]), OON (born in Leiden, The Netherlands on 25 December 1976) is a Dutch trance producer and DJ. In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was voted number one in DJ Magazine’s annual top 100 list of the most popular DJs. In the 2011 list, he ranked in second place. Since 2001, Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which claims to have around 15 million weekly listeners in 26 countries; this would make it one of the most listened-to radio shows in the world. His 2008 studio album, Imagine, entered the Dutch album chart at #1, a first for a dance artist in Dutch music history.[4]Armin van Buuren has always had his own studio and worked alone in the beginning of his career. Since the release of his third studio album Imagine from 2008 he has been working with Benno de Goeij and DJ-RA of Rank 1 on all solo productions and remixes. He is well known for his annual “Year Mix” which incorporates clips and custom mashups from the year’s most popular trance tracks. Each year-mix consists of about 85 individual releases, edited into a 2 hour mix which is released on double CD as well as aired on his weekly radio show at the end of each year. According to Van Buuren, each year-mix takes several months to make, including thousands of digital audio edits and hundreds of audio plugins.

Armin van Buuren ft Sharon den Adel – In and Out of Love

Deadmau5

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”), is a Canadian progressive, electro, and house producer based in Toronto. His tracks have been included in compilation albums such as In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, MixMag’s Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness (mixed by deadmau5 himself), and on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2006, followed by others in the next few years.

As well as his own solo releases, deadmau5 has worked alongside other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, and Steve Duda under the BSOD alias. He is known for often performing in a titular costume head, which resembles a mouse head that he originally created while learning to use a 3D program. The so-called “Mau5head” appears in many different colors and designs, and has been shown on the cover of every one of deadmau5’s albums, with the exceptions of At Play and Vexillology.

Deadmau5 – Strobe (Original Mix)

Ken Loi

Although he was born in Australia, upcoming producer/DJ, Ken Loi has called San Francisco, California his home since the early 80s. At the young age of 6, Ken explored his musical talent by engaging in piano lessons and participated in various United States Open Music Competitions until the end of his high school career. He went on to attend the University of California, Davis, and graduated with a degree in Biology. However, his true passion always remained with music. So regardless of his classically trained background, Ken felt compelled to transition into the Euro dance and eventually the trance scene after receiving inspiration from artists such as Tiësto, M.I.K.E. / Push, Rank 1, Airbase, Markus Schulz, and Sander van Doorn. Ken currently works as an EMT by day, but as night falls, he diligently sets the tone for party goers as a ground-breaking producer/DJ.

From 2005 to 2008, Ken produced and released his own tracks on record labels, such as Perfecto Digital and Unearthed Records, while performing at local gigs under his former alias as ‘Elucidate’. However, Ken Loi’s journey towards recognition truly started in 2009 when he started producing under his own name. His achievements included opening for Ferry Corsten’s “Twice in a Blue Moon: World Tour”, winning First Place for Tiësto’s “Knock You Out” Beatportal contest, and debuting on countless radio shows around the world, including Tiësto’s Club Life, Armin van Buuren’s ASOT, Markus Schulz’s GDJB, Rank1’s Radio Rush, and tyDi’s Global Soundsystem. Acquiring more styles as his talent grew, Ken became more versatile in the electronic dance music scene. But in order to master his sound, Ken took time off of performing in 2010 and has undoubtedly returned to the EDM family as a force not to be reckoned with.

The year 2011 has been most notable for this upcoming artist. Ken Loi has been well known for his remixes for artists such as Tiësto, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Martin Solveig, Marcel Woods, and Wynter Gordon. His recent signings include Dim Mak, High Contrast Recordings & Big Beat/Atlantic Records. However, after popular demand, Ken released his bootleg of The Ting Ting’s “Hands”, which went viral with the support of Tiësto playing it on tour at worldwide events, such as Stereosonic Festival Australia, Ultra Music Festival, Energy 2011, etc. With Tiësto giving Ken’s bootleg of “Hands” an outstanding reputation, producers such as Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and Wolfgang Gartner started spinning it as well. In the meanwhile, Ken Loi’s remix of Martin Solveig’s “Hello,” released on Mixture, caught the attention of listeners around the world. But it is undoubtedly recognized that the release of Ken Loi’s remix of Kaskade & Tiësto’s “Only You” was the turning point of his career as it broke into the Beatport Top 100 Chart. It wasn’t long until Tiësto, the DJ legend himself, invited Ken Loi to play an opening set for the ‘Tiësto: In Concert’ residency in Las Vegas located at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. His energetic performance in Las Vegas impressed Tiësto and his team that they personally invited Ken back for several more opening sets, which included the history making final stop of the Club Life: College Invasion Tour at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles and the back-to-back shows at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye for Tiësto’s Halloween edition of Club Life. If all that wasn’t enough for this humble artist, Ken was recently named Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011 by Tiësto on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll. With his countless achievements in this year alone, Ken Loi is definitely a breakthrough DJ/Producer to follow because his exceptional talent and unconditional passion for music is expected to push him into the future of EDM and make him the next revolutionizing artist.

Axwell vs Calvin Harris – Flashback Is King (Ken Loi Mashup)