Above & Beyond are bringing their Group Therapy radio show back home to London on October 26, and now the trio have revealed which artists will be joining them for this special live broadcast.
With the show taking place at the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace and set to sell out well in advance (85% of tickets already sold), we can now reveal that joining Jono, Tony and Paavo for this special evening will be Russian prodigy Arty, unique American talent Andrew Bayer, legendary Anjunabeats artist Boom Jinx from Norway and Israel's progressive king Guy J - who together form a real united nations of electronic music.
Having first joined the label three years ago now, Russia's Artem Stoliarov aka Arty exploded on to the scene emphatically with his crossover Anjuna hit "Around The World", a track supported by the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party as well as Above & Beyond themselves. A firm fixture on the Anjunabeats release schedule and the world's biggest DJ stages ever since, the Russian prodigy has delivered countless forward-thinking anthems - "Kate" and "Believe In Me" to name just two - as well as his hugely popular collaborations with fellow forward-thinker Mat Zo.
A truly unique talent, American Andrew Bayer released his second artist album on Anjunabeats this year - "If It Were You, We'd Never Leave". Described by Mixmag as "next level electronica", the experimental album also picked up BBC Radio 1 plays from Zane Lowe and hit #1 in the iTunes Dance Chart. Also respected for a more progressive, club focussed sound (as evidenced in his "Anjunabeats Volume 10" contribution "England") Andrew will be preparing a host of exclusive productions specifically to debut on the night itself.
Another artist that has formed a central component of the Anjunabeats family for many years, Norway's Boom Jinx has been responsible for countless classics across both Anjunadeep and Anjunabeats, most recently his hard-hitting vocal anthem "When You Loved Me" with Ashley Tomberlin and Maor Levi. With a diverse debut artist album in the works, ABGT050 is the perfect chance to catch his eclectic sound in full effect.
Completing the line-up is Israel's Guy J. Fresh from his brilliant "Balance Presents" compilation, Guy J will be warming things up with his hypnotic progressive and melodic sound - with Guy's tracks supported regularly on Above & Beyond's Group Therapy radio shows.
As well as representing Above & Beyond's only major London appearance of 2013, Above & Beyond's Group Therapy 50 will also be their biggest ever show in the capital - following their two sold-out shows at Brixton Academy last Easter.
Celebrating 50 shows of their Group Therapy radio show but their 500th radio show to date, Group Therapy 50 in London will be the latest in a long line of twitter trending marathon radio events from Above & Beyond. With the radio show going out to over 20 million people each week, previous live broadcast events have illuminated legendary global venues such as LA's Hollywood Palladium, the Forum de Beyrouth in Beirut and the Jayamahal Palace in Bangalore, India. To coincide with the announcement, Above & Beyond have just released the after-movie for the first Group Therapy in Bangalore. View that here:
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