Above & Beyond returns to the dancefloor with ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’, a collection of five heavy-hitting club records, calling back to their instrumental roots.
The GRAMMY-nominated founders of Anjunabeats have been quiet of late. Following six months of studio hibernation after their sold-out Group Therapy 500 celebrations at Banc of California Stadium last October, Jono, Paavo, and Tony have been busy working on their next extended project.
This week, Above & Beyond headlines two sold-out shows for Printworks London’s closing season, and a love letter to their instrumental club past: the launch of the ‘Tranquility Base EP’ series.
Above & Beyond’s Tranquility Base alias was revered for contributing to the trance genre, including iconic records such as ‘Surrender’, ‘Oceanic’ and ‘Razorfish’. The ‘Tranquility Base EP’ series showcases the current instrumental records firmly lodged in Jono, Paavo, and Tony’s record boxes.
Drawing inspiration from all areas of contemporary electronic music, ‘Tranquillity Base Vol. 1’ features five tracks that debuted in front of 25,000 fans in Los Angeles last October; ranging from the rolling grooves of ‘Spin Off’, to the darker atmospheric techno of ‘VLEKNO’.
Above & Beyond’s ‘Angry JP8’, the electro-edged lead single off ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1‘ is out now, with the full EP arriving May 25.
Above & Beyond will headline The Gorge Amphitheatre on July 21-23 for the most extensive iteration of their Group Therapy Weekender festival, alongside label stars from Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, and Reflections. Tickets are on sale now.
Stream ‘Angry JP8’ on all platforms HERE.