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Music that Goes Above & Beyond

Trance, a relatively (in the true meaning of the word) new genre
of dance music, has increasingly become one of the most popular styles of music
played in clubs. A both nationally and internationally renowned British trance
band, Above & Beyond, is
making their first ever appearance in Buffalo on Friday March 19th.  The night kicks off when the doors open at 10
PM at PURE Nightclub, located at 75 West Chippewa Street.

Back in
1999, Paavo Siljamäki
and Jono Grant
collaborated to found the Anjunabeats record label. In 2000, then
Warner Music Group producer Tony McGuinness worked with Siljamäki and
Grant to create a remix of the song “Home” by Chakra. Shortly after, Above
& Beyond was formed. McGuinness, Siljamäki and Grant pride themselves
on their songwriting, as well as their function as DJ’s.

According
to DJ Magazine’s 2009 list of the top
ten DJ’s, the band ranks #4. Above & Beyond’s remix of Madonna’s “What It
Feels Like for a Girl” was used in the music
video
for the song. Their first album was released in 2006, but the band
has been producing remixes, singles and compilations since its formation in 2000.
 

Above
& Beyond will take the stage at 12 AM. The event is open to those 18 years
and older, and is presented by Factory Nightlife,
a Buffalo promotion company particularly involved with electronic dance music. Tickets
can be purchased online
or at the door.

According
to Brian Nelson from Factory Nightlife, the night will feature fire breathers
and hoola hoopers, and will allow “people united through the love of music,
drink and dance
” to come together. DJ Angelo Petrucci, Jesse Aaron, Kyle
Moody, and others will also incorporate their music throughout the night.   

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