Above & Beyond in Lebanon: Anjunabeats Volume 8 World Tour (2010)

Poliakov proudly presents, the World’s Biggest Trance trio DJs/ Producers ABOVE & BEYOND Anjunabeats Volume 8 World Tour (2010).

Featuring Guest DJs: Jaytech & Superstar DJ/Producer: ANDY MOOR

SATURDAY SEPT 11, 2010 at FORUM DE BEYROUTH

◘◘◘◘ ABOVE & BEYOND ◘◘◘◘

There are DJs who can rock a party, a club, a festival. And there are acts that can write songs that will bring out the goose bumps in you.

But there’s only one group that can do both: Above & Beyond.

Currently fourth in the DJ Magazine annual poll – the highest-placed Brits – in the last year alone, they have sound-tracked the unveiling of a new space-ship, performed an acoustic show in a hot air balloon, and entranced a crowd of 8,000 in Beirut with their first full live show. For the world’s most famous trance trio, there are no limits. “There’s so much going on,” says Tony McGuinness. “We’re trying to do so many things.”

From remixing Madonna (2001), to winning Essential Mix of the Year (2004) or playing to one million people on the beach in Rio de Janeiro (New Year’s Eve 2007), Above & Beyond’s career has been a constant upward curve since the trio formed in 2000.

Creatively and geographically, Above & Beyond don’t believe in borders. Hence 2009’s full live band show in Beirut, Lebanon. “What an undertaking,” says Tony. “We decided to do a really big, high production live show. It was an enormous undertaking and a risk.” It was the first time they had translated the Above & Beyond sound to a live line-up – drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, singers Zoe Johnston and Richard Bedford. “People were blown away and we felt blown away by it ourselves,” says Tony.”” And Beirut left its mark.

The next major project is the new Above & Beyond studio album – currently scheduled for Autumn 2010, their first since ‘Tri-State’ and in its finishing stages.

Above & Beyond are a team of perfectionists, constantly striving to get better. “You get more out of life by collaborating,” notes Tony. “We’re always trying to grow.” And what they do is make music with melody, movement – and meaning. Music, in short, that matters to people across the globe. “You can do stuff that is popular without selling out,” says Jono. “If you do something with quality, people respond to that.”

Which is why even when they are half a world away, audiences always make Above & Beyond feel at home.

www.myspace.com/aboveandbeyond

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◘◘◘◘ JAYTECH ◘◘◘◘

In a world awash with carbon copy producers, 24-year-old James Cayzer aka Jaytech is a bright exception. Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his unique blends of deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are equally at home in the DJ sets of Sasha or Desyn Masiello as they are in the stadium headlining appearances of Above & Beyond.

Despite his relative youth, Jaytech’s prodigious creativity and prolific work rate (he started producing at just 14 and released his first track at 16) have seen him rise up as the most consistent artist on the popular Anjunadeep imprint .

www.myspace.com/jaytech

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◘◘◘◘ ANDY MOOR ◘◘◘◘

Grammy-nominated Andy Moor is an icon in the electronic dance music industry.

Undeniably one of the most respected producers in the genre whose substantial talents and work ethos have earned him a catalogue of accolades. Recently nominated for the 2009 DJ Awards, Andy is currently rapidly scaling the DJ Mag’s Top 100 @ 15th. Named Best Trance Producer and Best Trance Track at the 2004 Trance Awards, Best Dance Record at the 2006 International Dance Music Awards, Andy received his Grammy nod with a magical remix of Delerium-Angelicus in 2008.

His producing and remixing magic has already set fire to the work of celestial artists Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Paul Oakenfold, Brian Eno, Tiesto, Arthur Baker and Nadia Ali, to name but a few.

Andy Moor’s last remix, Nadia Ali – Love Story soared to the climatic #1 spot on Billboard Breakout Chart, the Billboard Dance Chart and Beatport Trance. Up next is the highly anticipated follow up Delerium remix, released on the self-titled album early 2010. A new mix compilation series, Breaking the Silence has just been released on his own record label AVA recordings, capped by a world tour.

A landmark on the tour scene, Andy mesmerizes clamoring EDM fans with his technical ability, turntable skills and creativity. Mixing with a white-hot sense and individual style, it’s not difficult to understand why Moor’s talent is so much in demand.

http://www.facebook.com/andymoor —– www.andymoor.com

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WARM UP SET: JAYTECH

MAIN SET: ABOVE & BEYOND

AFTER HOURS SET: ANDY MOOR

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