Above & Beyond continue their return to the dancefloor with ‘500’, the next single from their upcoming ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’ EP, out May 25 on Anjunabeats.
The GRAMMY-nominated founders of Anjunabeats have been quiet of late. Following six months of studio hibernation after their sold-out Group Therapy 500 celebrations at Banc of California Stadium last October, Jono, Paavo, and Tony have been busy working on their next extended project. Enter ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’, a collection of five heavy-hitting club records, calling back to their instrumental roots.
Drawing inspiration from all areas of contemporary electronic music, ‘Tranquillity Base Vol. 1’ features five tracks that debuted in front of 25,000 fans in Los Angeles last October; ranging from the rolling grooves of ‘Spin Off’, to the darker atmospheric techno of ‘VLEKNO’.
The name of the EP series references A&B’s beloved Tranquility Base alias, which was revered for its contribution to the trance genre, including iconic records such as ‘Surrender’, ‘Oceanic’ and ‘Razorfish’. The ‘Tranquility Base EP’ series showcases the current instrumental records firmly lodged in Jono, Paavo, and Tony’s record boxes.
The second single off the forthcoming EP, ‘500,’ is out now. Written especially for its debut in Los Angeles, ‘500’ was also played at Above & Beyond’s sold-out Printworks London takeover in April, as part of the iconic venue’s closing season.
“In the same way the quieter moments on our albums have always been a major part of Above & Beyond, the bigger dancefloor moments have also been a hallmark of our sound,” says the trio.
The full 5-track EP, ‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’, arrives May 25, and is available for pre-order now.
Above & Beyond will headline The Gorge Amphitheatre on July 21-23 for the biggest iteration yet of their Group Therapy Weekender festival, alongside label stars from Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, and Reflections. Tickets are on sale now (aboveandbeyond.nu/gtw).
‘Tranquility Base Vol. 1’ Tracklist
Above & Beyond – Angry JP8
Above & Beyond – Wasp
Above & Beyond – 500
Above & Beyond – VLEKNO
Above & Beyond – Spin Off