Event: Above &Beyond @ The Direct Energy Centre, Toronto (Feb.15)

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“In the U.K., they’ve sold out London’s Alexandra Palace. In the U.S., they’ve sold out Madison Square Garden and TheHollywood Palladium, the latter more quickly than any act in history. Their radio show, recently renamed Group Therapy, has broadcast over 500 episodes since 2004 and reaches 30 million listeners in 35 countries – every week”.
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Video: “All Over The World” by Above & Beyond ft. Alex Vargas

Above & Beyond is back with another collaboration with the talented vocalist, Alex Vargas. “All Over The World” is a track that is taken right off of their upcoming album “We Are All We Need,” which is set to release January 20 through Anjunabeats/Ultra Music. To kick off the album release, Above & Beyond are also preparing to embark on their “We Are all We Need” Tour. The dates will be included below.

The music video plays a creative homage to the film, Catch Me If you Can. In the video, you follow the life of Frank Abagnale Jr. and his relationship he had with his estranged father.

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Video: “Blue Sky Action” by Above & Beyond ft. Alex Vargas

To follow up with the MP3 release of “Blue Sky Action,” Above & Beyond have recruited director, Ken Clark, to continue the theme of sci-fi that he had laid out earlier in his visuals to “Sticky Fingers.”

In this video, we follow a story line that follows a similar story line of Mad Max mixed with Wall-E.  To know more about where the guys of Above & Beyond came from, here’s what Tony McGuinness, 1/3 of Above & Beyond, had to say about the video.

Wall-E is the last man standing on an earth rendered uninhabitable by pollution and fierce sunlight.He owns every material thing imaginable, but something is missing; he’s lonely. When the clouds part unexpectedly his perspective changes, and he decides to risk everything for adventure and love, and so begins his blue sky getaway.

The epic sounds of the melody alongside the barren desert acts as the perfect story telling combination. As the vocals echo “king for a day,” the song becomes more progressive and uplifting as the protagonist of the video also becomes more optimistic.

“Blue Sky Action” by Above & Beyond ft. Alex Vargas

blue sky action alex vargas pumpthebeat.com“Blue Sky Action” has been receiving a ton of positive feedback from the Above & Beyond fan base. Today, the guys from Above & Beyond, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamaki, uploaded the track onto their SoundCloud.

The track is just a sample of what’s to come for their upcoming album, due early 2015, on Anjunabeats / Ultra Music. “Blue Sky Action” resonates trance vibes, as expected. With a progressive melody and the vocals of Alex Vargas, we get this uplifting track. If you recognize the voice, Vargas is featured on many Above & Beyond tracks. The one that I’ve highlighted recently is “Sticky Fingers.” Definitely check it out if you have time.

Mixtape: “Me & My Headphones (Vol. XVII)” by Various Artists

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Speaking of headphones, congratulations to Dr. Dre on becoming hip hop’s first billionaire by selling his brand Beats by Dre to Apple for 3.2 billion I think it was. You gotta watch this video of him and Tyrese celebrating. Anyways, all of you out there should be celebrating too because 1)  Dr. Dre finally did it  2)  It’s almost summer  3)  and a lot of us are finally finishing up with exams. Here are some tunes I thought went well with the occasions. Hope you guys enjoy and stay into trouble.