Above & Beyond took over the Barclays Center this past weekend for a stop on their Common Ground tour and for all that attended I don't think words can describe it. Above & Beyond and Anjunabeats brings out a crowd that no other “EDM” act can even compare too. From 8pm when Yotto took over the decks to midnight when confetti reigned through the Barclays, I couldn't find one person who didn't have a grin from ear to ear.
The opening act Yotto started the night off with a perfect Anjunadeep groove that had people dancing all the way to their seats or to their section on the floor. Once Yotto's set finished up, Andrew Bayer graced the decks for some of his powerful classics that most Anjuna fans have been dying to hear live for years. At around 9:50 when Bayer wrapped up the Barclays was packed to the gills for the main event to hit the decks, Above & Beyond.
At 10:00 on the dot Tony & Jono stepped out on the decks to an absolute roar from the crowd. Playing a mix of classics from the past, unreleased live tracks like Rocket Science that we all love, as well as a few new songs off Common Ground, I did not stop dancing for 120 minutes straight. Hearing some of my personal favorite songs such as Ilan Bluestone's Satellite remix, Maor Levi's remix of Sink the Lighthouse and an absolutely roof shaking play of Naked, it made this set that much more special.
I'm not lying to you here when I think this set was the best overall Above & Beyond set I've ever seen. Playing every song the crowd wanted to hear along with absolutely MIND BLOWING special effects such as lasers, fire, confetti & more this show was much more than I could've ever imagined. If you have a chance to see a stop on this tour, DO IT, you will not regret being on Common Ground with your fellow #anjunafam
Watch the official recap and some fan shot videos below and be prepared for some extreme feels!
Setlist from Above & Beyond Live @ Barclays
Above & Beyond – Hideaway
Above & Beyond ft. Zoë Johnston – My Own Hymn (ALPHA 9 Remix)
Gabriel & Dresden ft. Sub Teal – Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)
Above & Beyond ft. Marty Longstaff – Tightrope
Faithless – Salva Mea 2.0 (Above & Beyond Remix)
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Another Chance
Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Alone Tonight (ABGT250 Update)
Above & Beyond – Balearic Balls
Above & Beyond ft. Justine Suissa – Naked
Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Northern Soul
Jean-Michel Jarre & Tangerine Dream – Zero Gravity (Above & Beyond Remix)
Oliver Smith ft. Amy J Price – Lovingly
Above & Beyond ft. Justine Suissa – Alright Now
Above & Beyond – Rocket Science
Above & Beyond – Is It Love? (1001)
Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Happiness Amplified
Above & Beyond ft. Alex Vargas – Sink The Lighthouse (Maor Levi Remix)
Ilan Bluestone – Big Ben w/ Above & Beyond – Black Room Boy
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Satellite (Ilan Bluestone Remix)
Above & Beyond – Red Rocks
Above & Beyond ft. Zoë Johnston – We're All We Need (Ilan Bluestone Remix)
Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon
Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Love (Club Mix)
Above & Beyond ft. Zoë Johnston – Always