Above & Beyond
Jonathan Grant, Paavo Siljamäki, Tony McGuinness
Profile of the performer Above & Beyond:
UK Trance group. Above & Beyond came together in 2000 originally to complete a remix of Chakra's club classic "Home" for WEA.
Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamäki had met at Westminster University and kicked off the Anjunabeats label in summer 1999 with a track titled "Volume One ", This track was released in 2000 under the artist name "Anjunabeats" and found itself gaining support from Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk. For the duo's second track release in 2000 titled "Different Ways" and their third in 2001 titled "Release" they went under the artist name of "Free State" and Anjunabeats remained as the label name. .
Alerted to the pair by his brother Liam, producer Tony McGuinness called in Jono and Paavo to help him complete the Chakra remix while he was still working at Warners. With Grant and Siljamäki teaming up with McGuiness to form a trio, Above & Beyond became their artists name. They plucked the name Above & Beyond 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.
In 2002 the boys began their DJ career in earnest, making their debut in Japan in front of 8,000 Tokyo clubbers, on a bill featuring Ferry Corsten and DJ Tiësto. Pretty soon Above & Beyond were DJ'ing all over the globe, with residency at UK club Passion, dates for Gatecrasher in the UK and abroad, appearances at Godskitchen and tours of Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Russia and the USA.
2004 was something of a breakthrough year for Above & Beyond. As DJ's they regularly played at Godskitchen, Gatecrasher and Cream, as well as internationally. The boys also performed a critically-acclaimed 2 hour Essential Mix on Radio 1, leading Radio 1 resident Pete Tong to describe them as "the UK's new trance superstars'.
New Years Eve 2008/2009 saw Above & Beyond perform infront of 1 million fans on a packed Barra Beach, Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, as well as a summer tour of the West Coast of the USA.
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Choose albums of full discography of Above & Beyond
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Far From In Love||2||mp3||2002-11-07||Anjunabeats|
|2||Far From In Love||4||mp3||2002-12-19||ID&T|
|3||Far From In Love (Remixes)||3||mp3||2003-01-29||Anjunabeats|
|4||Far From In Love||2||mp3||2003-01-13||Anjunabeats|
|5||Far From In Love||4||mp3||2003-06-11||Fittipaldi Records|
|6||Far From In Love||2||mp3||2002-12-11||BXR|
|7||Far From In Love||4||mp3||2003-04-28|
|8||Anjunabeats Volume One||13||mp3||2003-10-13||Anjunabeats|
|9||No One On Earth||2||mp3||2004-06-10||Anjunabeats|
|10||No One On Earth||2||mp3||2004||Ultra Records|
|11||No One On Earth||2||mp3||2004-06-17||ID&T|
|12||No One On Earth Remixes||3||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|13||No One On Earth||4||mp3||2004|
|14||No One On Earth (Remixes)||2||mp3||2004-08-00||Anjunabeats|
|17||Anjunabeats Volume Two||13||mp3||2006||Anjunabeats|
|20||No One On Earth||3||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|21||No One On Earth||5||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|22||Far From In Love||2||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|23||No One On Earth||4||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|24||Far From In Love Remixes||3||mp3||2003||Anjunabeats|
|25||No One On Earth||4||mp3||2004||euphonic|
|26||Anjunabeats Volume Two||13||mp3||2004||EQ Music|
|31||Air For Life||2||mp3||2005-07-18||Anjunabeats|
|32||Anjunabeats Volume Three||14||mp3||2005-06-13||Anjunabeats|
|33||Air For Life||3||mp3||2005-07-11||euphonic|
|34||No One On Earth (Remixes)||4||mp3||2004||Anjunabeats|
|35||Air For Life||3||mp3||2005-07-00||euphonic|
|36||Anjunabeats Volume Three||14||mp3||2005||EQ Music|
|37||Anjunabeats Progressive Trance||13||mp3||2005-08-02||World Club Music|
|38||Far From In Love||5||mp3||2002||Playground Music Scandinavia|
|39||Air For Life||2||mp3||2005||Anjunabeats|
|40||Far From In Love||4||mp3||2003-07-08||Trance Corporation Recordings|