Just days after their groundbreaking acoustic shows at LA’s Greek Theatre, Above & Beyond reaffirmed their position at the forefront of electronic music with a live broadcast from London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace on Saturday, during which they debuted 5 brand new personal productions. Sold out weeks in advance, the ABGT050 event means Above & Beyond have sold over 20,000 tickets across their latest two show weekends on both sides of the Atlantic.
In a set that was packed with exclusives and first plays, other notable debuts included the huge “Prototype” by Artificial, an exciting new project from Anjunabeats stars Andrew Bayer and Norin & Rad, and a slew of new melodic productions from this year’s breakthrough label star Ilan Bluestone. Fans were also treated to the welcome surprise of an as-yet-unidentified remix of the A&B classic “Alone Tonight,” as well as a preview from the forthcoming A&B Acoustic album, when Above & Beyond dropped “Sun & Moon Acoustic” as their closing track – prompting a memorable crowd singalong:
With the venue packed by 8pm, ABGT050 also featured sets from Andrew Bayer himself (enjoying a landmark year following the release of his critically acclaimed If It Were You, We’d Never Leave album), Russian phenomenon Arty – who debuted his forthcoming Anjunabeats anthem “Flashback” – Norwegian label legend Boom Jinx, Israel’s progressive star Guy J and Anjunadeep’s Jody Wisternoff.
Enjoyed by over 25 million fans worldwide, ABGT050 took Above & Beyond’s radio show to the number one global trending topic on Twitter for the 4th year in succession – making it one of the world’s most fanatically followed radio shows of any genre.
You can listen to the whole performance here: