Above & Beyond, the name says it all for the position they hold in the Dance Music industry. They aren’t just 3 guys who produce progressive dance music, these 3 guys have left a significant mark in every individual’s musical journey over the years; be it with their album, Sirens of the Sea, or the most recent album, We Are All We Need. Their productions need no introduction and every dance music enthusiast out there relates to their music in some way or the other; in good or bad times. Having missed out on #ABGT001 in my country of birth; India, I made a promise to myself to try my best to attend all their iconic events. I was lucky enough to be a part of their Acoustic 1 show at the Greek Theatre in LA; shortly after that I managed to Fly to New York for the massive ABGT100 celebrations; and most recently I was at the Acoustic II show in New York as well. How I wish I could make it to the ABGT200 celebrations in Amsterdam… Rewinding to ABGT100, it was a very chilly evening in New York during October and everyone was out in numbers around Madison Square Garden for this iconic Group Therapy show. The lineup for this iconic event had the biggest Anjuna names ever; Ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer, and Mat Zo. When I entered the Garden, it was Mr. Bluestone playing his collaboration with Jerome Isma-ae, Tension. It was at that point that I realized this show was going to be NOTHING like a regular Above & Beyond show. I have been to 6 or 7 Above & Beyond shows, but realized within the first minute at Madison Square Garden that this show was different on so many levels. The energy in the sets from Ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer & Mat Zo was different from their regular shows, and they didn’t just come out to play their tunes & head out; they gave it their everything with a big smile plastered on their faces through the entirety of their set. Now coming to watching Above & Beyond at a Group Therapy show. The one thing that is common to all their shows is the emotional connect with them. The set they play at each performance is usually different, but a performance at a Group Therapy show creates newer & stronger bonds to the songs we love and the people around us. The emotions run high and eventually everyone ends up tearing up at some point in the show. Above & Beyond started their set with their newly released tunes at the time but as the night progressed, they drew out the emotions as they played their classic tunes like ‘Sirens of the Sea’, ‘Sun & Moon’, ‘Satellite’ and ‘Thing called Love’. Maximal feels were triggered with their Oceanlab favorite, ‘Satellite’, which brought the entire crowd to sing in unison and many kissed their loved ones who were by their side.