The members of Above & Beyond are no strangers to celebrating in Miami. The British trance trio made up of Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki, and Tony McGuinness have been throwing annual parties here for a few years now. And like previous installments, the threesome's 2010 appearance will focus on Anjunabeats, their electronic label.
The A&B press machine exalts the two-room blowout at Ice Palace as "its biggest Miami event to date." And for their part, Grant, Siljamäki, and McGuinness will be showing off fresh material from upcoming sophomore album Group Therapy.
Chief among the new arrivals is "Sun & Moon," a pensive, hazy single whose lyrical crux is both forlorn and ominous: "I'm sorry, baby/You were the sun and moon to me/I'll never get over you/You'll never get over me."
Top dogs aside, the Anjunabeats room will also feature a wave of predominantly European electronic artists: German two-pieces Cosmic Gate and Kyau & Albert, Finnish duo Super8 & Tab, and British progressive trance alchemist Mat Zo as well as Canadian producer Soundprank and San Francisco production duo Gabriel & Dresden. The second room, meanwhile, focuses on the talent of Anjunadeep, an Anjunabeats spin-off, with Swedish producer John Dahlbäck, Brit and Way Out West member Jody Wisternoff, Desyn Masiello (another Brit), Argentina-based Electrobios, Australia-bred Jaytech, and London's James Grant.
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Now if you're interested in these festivities and haven't purchased entry yet, you probably shouldn't loiter because early-bird tickets sold out.
-- Reyan Ali
Anjunabeats with Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Cosmic Gate, Kyau & Albert, Super8 & Tab, Mat Zo, and Soundprank. Thursday, March 24. Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th St., Miami. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets cost $60 via ticketweb.com. Visit madeevent.com.