#TechnoTuesday: Above and Beyond Group Therapy 100

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Above and Beyond.  This is from their 100th Radio Podcast show “Group Therapy” in Madison Square Garden.  I wanted to go so bad.  It would have been awesome.

Several other key members of the Anjunabeats family were there as well.  I listened to all their sets and loved Ilan Bluestone’s the best:

One of the highlights of any Above and Beyond Show is when a fan gets to “Push the Button,” which starts the “Drop” of their big hit.  I’ve never seen a dude get to do it but maybe one day they’ll let me push the button.

I’m going to #ABGT200, wherever it is.  It feels like it’s going to be somewhere rowdy.

#TechnoTuesday: This SNL Sketch About EDM is Pretty Good, Actually

This video shot by The Lonely Island, the same folks that made this video, is pretty good.  It’s about waiting for the bass to drop in an EDM song.

This whole “waiting for the Bass to Drop” thing can be a problem in some songs.  In A&B‘s music you can pretty much tell when it’s going to happen.  I’d say in the Group Therapy Era there’s only one or two songs where you’re all like “JUST DROP IT ALREADY!” but it’s a rare thing in the Trance that I listen to.  Anyway, here.

This song also does a good job of demonstrating the 4 parts of an EDM song under the “4-part” model.  We’ll circle back to that.

GROUP THERAPY Podcast:  I’m going to start linking to podcasts so this is actually useful.  Here’s my fav group, A&B with their Group Therapy Podcast.  Others will come later:


I got that image above from yahoo.  this story came across my newsfeed from EDMTunes.

#TechnoTuesday Vol. 2: Where I Share the Song that Changed Everything

One night on a run I heard a song that I instantly fell in love with. It changed everything I knew about EDM and made me a permanent member of #TeamAnjuna. I can’t even explain to you how this happened or how I found it but I am glad that I did.

This version is the Club Mix, which has my second favorite “Drop” of all time.  What’s a drop?  Wikipedia explains:

The drop (also known as a climax, depending on the music genre) is the point in a music track where a switch of rhythm or bass line occurs and usually follows a recognizable build section and break.[1] A drop (in electronic music) is characterized predominantly by a sudden build of textures as opposed to a slow build of them, and usually links a building section with the climax and following main theme and rhythm of a track. In tranceeurodancehardstyle and dance genres of the more melodic style, it is known as a climax. This is where the melody and accompanying melodies come in with the drums and usually a syncopated bassline.

The original version of the song is great as well, even if the video is a little stalkerish: