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Above & Beyond: "Whatever we do, not everybody's going to like it"

The trance icons talk shifting genres, touring, Anjunabeats and Breaking Bad in a new video interview with DJ Mag Insight...

Above & Beyond have given a new in-depth interview as part of DJ Mag Insight. In it, the world-renowned trio discuss moving away from trance, embracing live sets over DJing, touring life, getting in trouble with the police and being joined by 'Walter White' on stage. 

Filled with live clips, snippets of the band's history and great stories, Above & Beyond prove in this interview just why they are one of the most innovative and important acts in the trance world right now. 

"I think we figured out pretty early on that whatever we do, not everybody is going to like it," says Paavo Siljamäki of the trio's decision to move away from their trance trademark into a more acoustic, live sound. "As we started having more fans around the world that became ever more evident. Whatever we choose to do, some people are going to love it and some people are not going to love it. So the only thing we're left with is what we really want to do."

Above & Beyond released their new album 'Common Ground' via their own Anjunabeats label last week. They released a video for the single 'Always feat. Zoë Johnston' earlier this month. They will host their own festival entitled Anjunadeep Open Air: London this August at Three Mills.They are set to perform at a 15,000-capacity stadium gig this summer as part of Creamfields' Steel Yard event series. Recently, the group outlined details of a documentary titled Above & Beyond Acoustic—Giving Up The Day Job, that is set to land in 2018 and will focus on their 11-city live tour in 2016.

You can watch the full Above & Beyond DJ Mag Insight interview below. 

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