Above and Beyond at Sound Academy / by Stephanie Canarte

 Tony and Jono

Tony and Jono

Like I mentioned in the past, I've been a fan of electronic music for the longest time and ever since I joined edmtor.com as a contributing photographer I have been lucky enough to photograph artists I truly respect and admire. This past saturday I shot Above and Beyond, not only do I like their music but they were amongst the first artists I used to listen when I got into the genre. When I got the news I was going to be shooting the show, I was completely fangirling! For the first time I was going to shoot my trance heroes, I've listening to these guys for years, so the whole experience was a dream come true!

 Mark Oliver warming up the crowd

Mark Oliver warming up the crowd

I got there early so I would have an extra couple of minutes to get familiar with the venue and set up. The local legend Mark Oliver was on the decks and everywhere around me I could see the excited ravers getting ready for a night of classic trance tracks. Soon enough the room started getting full and Mark Oliver started dropping some serious house tunes that had the crowd grooving and moving until A&B hit the stage. 

When A&B finally appeared on the decks the crowd went absolutely nuts. Let me tell you, there are two types of fans I'll never mess with: Beliebers and A&B fans!! People love this group to insanity. When it comes to electronic artists, it's not that common to see people making signs or wearing custom t -shirts to an event. I saw people wearing the craziest things, the fans really went all out on Saturday.

The set was brilliant, it was hard to dance with a camera and a back ache but I couldn't help but groove. I've been to many shows but very few times I've seen people that moved by the music as I did that night. If you ever want to see grown men shed tears of joy I suggest you go and see Above and Beyond next time they are in town.

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