I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: a solid set of vocals can make or break any electronic track, regardless of it’s production value.
Slowly but surely, vocalists and producers in electronic dance music are finding ways to collaborate. The latest voice that just cannot be ignored comes from the beautifully elegant Alma. Her latest track (featuring producer/love guru Kill Paris) has taken us Onions by storm, and we just cannot get enough of her style. Her elouqent tone combined with Kill Paris’ epic love-step fuses splendidly into quite the seductive masterpiece. It’s a song you aren’t going to want to pass up.
We’re calling this one the heart-tickler.
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Back in the spring/summer of 2013, Above and Beyond recorded an acoustic studio album featuring a 24-piece live orchestra. The album features some of their most memorable productions to date: “Thing Called Love”, “Sun & Moon” and “Love Is Not Enough”, to name a few.
A & B’s Tony McGuinness had this to say when speaking of the journey to completion:
“The acoustic project is a reconnection with the musicians that we were before we met. The songs have been on an interesting journey to get here because we tend to write in a fairly acoustic way anyway. We don’t just stick a bit of vocal over a dance track – that’s not how we work. We try to start with a song and it’s usually only later down the line that we take certain elements from that song and progress them into a more dance-floor friendly version“.
For all you musical theory nay-sayers out there, let this be a lesson. Classical training and song-writing go a long way in electronic music, and your musicianship cannot fully evolve until you allow yourself to understand the historical development of the world’s greatest remedy.
Here’s proof that “EDM” acts as just another useless acronym in the vast frontier that is music production.
Buy the album on iTunes: bit.ly/ABAcoustic-iTunes
Buy the Special Edition Book: bit.ly/ABAcoustic-DVD
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What a month it has been for Above and Beyond.
A couple of weeks ago, the trio performed a surprise acoustic show with dubstep legend Skrillex at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. Soon after, the creators of Anjunabeats placed atop our list of Top 100 EDM Producers of 2013. And to finish off a colossal month, Above and Beyond played one of the most memorable sets in recent memory at their 50th anniversary show of Group Therapy performed live from Alexandra Palace in London.
With two hours of nonstop new tunes from the likes of Above and Beyond, Ilan Bluestone, Oliver Smith, Mat Zo, Maor Levi, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad, Super 8 & Tab and a guest mix from Arty, this set is a must download.
Download the #ABGT050 podcast here: www.bit.ly/ABGTpodcast