mixed by Above and Beyond and Tydi :: released July 17 2009
After a long hiatus in the genre, Ministry of Sound return to the fore of the Trance scene with their upcoming release Trance Nation, an epic 2CD collection of the latest uplifting trance records, expertly mixed by two of the undisputed biggest names of the genre: Above & Beyond (UK) and tyDi (QLD)
Assuming mixing duties on Disc One is without doubt the biggest name in Trance today, UK’s legendary producer/DJ trio Above & Beyond. Seminal in the evolution of trance music, Above & Beyond are currently ranked #4 in DJ Mag’s International Top 100, and have been dubbed by Radio 1’s Pete Tong as “trance superstars” and ”one of the most discerning trance outfits in the business” (IDJ Magazine).
Above & Beyond were recently voted Best Group at the International Dance Music Awards, ahead of the likes of Daft Punk, Soulwax, Justice, and Pendulum. They have remixed Madonna, won Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the Year, and played to one million people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Meanwhile, their own productions have attracted consistent musical acclaim, with their Tri-state album receiving a “brilliant…5/5” from DJ Magazine. Their influential label, Anjunabeats, is regarded as “one of the most innovative dance music imprints around” (DJ Magazine).
tyDi, meanwhile, currently holds Australia’s #1 DJ and #2 Producer positions, as voted in the inthemix50 DJ poll. At just 22 years old, his rise to the top has been as quick as it has been impressive; he’s played alongside some of dance’s biggest heavyweights including Above & Beyond, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Paul van Dyk, Fedde le Grand at Melbourne’s recent Sensation event, plus a main stage spot at Trance Energy in the Netherlands. A further endorsement from the dance establishment came in the form of Armin van Buuren’s label Armada releasing tyDi’s recent production “Meet Me in Kyoto” - and his debut album Look Closer made him the 2nd highest selling Australian dance artist album in its opening month.