Above & Beyond are an English electronic music group consisting of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. Formed in 2000, they are the owners of London-based electronic dance music labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, and also host a weekly radio show titled Group Therapy Radio. The trio has been consistently ranked among DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll, having placed at No. 6 in 2007, No. 4 in 2008 & 2009, No. 5 in 2010 & 2011, No. 51 in 2018, and most recently No. 22 in 2019.
Grant and Siljamäki met at the University of Westminster. Having discovered a common mutual interest for electronic music, they decided to collaborate in writing music together. Following Siljamäki’s suggestion, they set up the Anjunabeats label in the summer of 1999 with the release of their first single, “Volume One”, under the alias Anjunabeats.
The first official radio single from the album, “Sun & Moon”, featuring vocals from Richard Bedford, became a favorite of BBC Radio 1 personality Vernon Kay and ended up on the station’s B-List, an achievement that was also followed by their second radio single, “Thing Called Love”, which also featured Richard Bedford. In 2017, Billboard named “Sun & Moon” the number-one saddest dance music song of all-time.
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Without further ado, Above & Beyond top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Above & Beyond feat. Gemma Hayes – Counting Down The Days
4. Above & Beyond feat. Marty Longstaff – Flying by Candlelight (A&B Club Mix)
3. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Love
2. Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need
1. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon
BONUS: Above & Beyond and Seven Lions feat. Opposite The Other – See The End