Good morning everyone! I’m one Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer that has been enjoying my new replacement Dr. Dre Studio Headphones to the max lately. As I’ve been working on post reduction, blogging or taking care of emails, I’ve been wearing them constantly and have reminded me how amazing and rich some of the music that I listen to really is.
One of the “Tsunamis Of Sound” (that’s what I refer to awesome bands as!) that I’ve been listening to is one of my favourite trio out of the EU: “Above & Beyond.” They’re by far one of the most amazing, euphoric ethereal trance collection of musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying over the years.
If you don’t know too much about Above & Beyond, totally check out this bit about them from Wikipedia. These guys serious got their program dialed in like no-one else.
“Above & Beyond are a British trance music group formed in 2000 and consists of the members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. The trio are popular in the electronic dance music scene for their forward-thinking uplifting trance productions and collaborations with renowned vocalists. They manage their own record label, Anjunabeats, which releases trance & progressive music, and they also host their own weekly radio show, Trance Around the World. The group’s tracks are regularly played by well-known DJs, including Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, ATB, and Kyau & Albert. On 28 October 2010 DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Above & Beyond placed at #5 in the world.”
Also, they have a fantastic Podcast on iTunes. I subscribe to it & seriously can’t get enough of it on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
So because the guys at Above & Beyond work with so many amazing artists and band, they have one of the most amazing groups on their label The group is Oceanlab & they’re PHENOMENAL!
Check out their history from Wikipedia. NOW this IS a career!
“The group’s initial success was aided in part by popular trance musicians remixing their original work. The first single to be released in 2001 was the song “Clear Blue Water” which was remixed by several artists, but the most successful remix was done by Ferry Corsten. The track peaked at #48 in the UK Singles Chart in April 2002. The second single “Sky Falls Down” was released in 2002 and remixed by Armin van Buuren. The third single “Beautiful Together” was released in 2003 and was remixed by Seraque, Silvester and Signum. The single that is considered to be their break-through track is “Satellite” their fourth single which was released in 2004. It reached #19 in the UK chart in May 2004.
On 24 August 2007, “Breaking Ties” (Above & Beyond’s Analog Haven Mix), was featured on TATW #178. Audio footage of “Breaking Ties” started to surface on YouTube around October 2007. On 1 November 2007, Miraclealso appeared on YouTube. Although this was given as the title on the Above & Beyond official forum, at the time the title was unconfirmed.
McGuinness and Siljamäki of OceanLab discussed the album during an interview in Riga, Latvia: We’ve been experimenting with a completely new sound – one of the tracks we’re working on right now features a 56 piece mouse choir. We went diving in Formentera too to record some noises from the dolphins.
On 14 March 2008, “Sirens of the Sea” (Above & Beyond Club Mix) premiered on Trance Around the World episode #207. It was presented as one of the new singles for the upcoming album. Prior to this, “Sirens of the Sea” (Kyau & Albert Remix) was released on Above and Beyond’s Anjunabeats Volume 3.
On 7 April 2008, the single “Sirens of the Sea” was released. New remixes by Sonorous, Cosmic Gate, Maor Levi, as well as the Kyau & Albert remix were included.
On 10 June 2008, Oceanlab’s debut album – Sirens of the Sea – was announced on the Anjunabeats website with a release date of 21 July 2008. The single, “Miracle”, appeared a week earlier on 14 July 2008. Included in the single are Above and Beyond‘s Club Mix, as well as remixes by Martin Roth, Michael Cassette and Fletch.”
But before you check out this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer that loves euphoric ethereal trance music, fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915.
So without further ado, I give you Oceanlab with “On A Good Day” as Ashleigh Tritton’s winning video for an Above & Beyond contest . Feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage and enjoy the euphoric ethereal music and kick off your West Coast Wednesday positively in Huntington Beach, another spot in Orange County or another part of this huge planet that we’re all a part of.
Have an awesome West Coast Wednesday and also remember to keep the “Butterfly Effect” happening and make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, If you missed it, be sure to check out the uber cool and Jagermeister sponsored; DJ Neko who I had the honour of working with as the wedding photographer for my sister; Tawnya & Kurt’s Temecula Wedding Day that I photographed at the opulent Falkner Winery. on the latest episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” – where he’s sharing some terrific advice on how to save some time, some money & your sanity planning your wedding.
PSS, Totally check out the video program; Photo Night Live from the UK that I was a guest on. YEAH!!! Be sure to read the Story about it and the program episode. We had a total blast and there was beer involved too at 11:00 a.m.! Well… Not by me, but the guys in the UK were already at the end of their day. LOL!
PPSS, I have a couple of terrific quotes that i think might help benefit someone out there reading my website. Check these out!
- “The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world… are the ones who do.”
- “Pain Heals. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory Lasts Forever.”
- “A Man CAN Change His Stars”