by: Jake Gable
May 17, 2023
Another one of Dancing Astronaut‘s most anticipated-IDs of 2023 is off the board. And that comes from Above & Beyond, who rewind back to October of 2022 for their fittingly named ID from ABGT500. “500” arrives as the next single from their upcoming Tranquility Base Vol. 1 EP that’s scheduled for May 25 on Anjunabeats. “500” is—of course—the EP’s most high-profile cut, being written specifically for their ABGT500 show in Los Angeles and also recently joining Above & Beyond’s sold-out Printworks London takeover as part of the iconic venue’s closing season.
Drawing inspiration from all areas of contemporary electronic music, Tranquillity Base Vol. 1 is set to feature five tracks that debuted in front of 25,000 fans in Los Angeles last October, ranging from the rolling grooves of “Spin Off” to the darker atmospheric techno of “VLEKNO.” The name of the EP series references the trio’s beloved Tranquility Base alias, which was revered for its contribution to the trance genre, including iconic records such as “Surrender,” “Oceanic” and “Razorfish.” The Tranquility Base EP series showcases the current instrumental records firmly lodged in Jono, Paavo, and Tony’s record boxes, with them adding that “in the same way the quieter moments on [their] albums have always been a major part of Above & Beyond, the bigger dancefloor moments have also been a hallmark of [their] sound. Stream “500” below.”