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.
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’. EP singles Angry JP8 and 500, both hit Beatport Trance #1, with the former chosen as one of TikTok’s viral songs to look out for in the UK.
The name of the EP series references Above & Beyond’s beloved Tranquility Base alias, which was revered for its contribution 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.
“In the same way the quieter moments on our albums have always been a major part of Above & Beyond, the bigger dancefloor moments have also been a hallmark of our sound,” says the trio.
The EP arrives at a time of prominent live shows – A&B recently headlined two sold-out shows at Printworks for the London club’s closing season and were one of a few acts selected to broadcast on Insomniac’s live stream during last weekend’s EDC Las Vegas. A&B is set to release a mix on Insomniac radio on 25th May, broadcasting at 3 pm PST, to celebrate Insomniac’s 30th anniversary.
Above & Beyond will headline The Gorge Amphitheatre on July 21-23 for the biggest iteration yet of their Group Therapy Weekender festival, alongside label stars from Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, and Reflections. Tickets are on sale now.
The full 5-track EP, ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’, is available now across all platforms. Extended mixes are available exclusively on Beatport.
Listen to the tracks below.