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Addictedtoedm / Alba Smith

In this point in time, there aren’t many musicians which have succeeded each within the new age of know-how and the previous. Above & Beyond’s personal Tony McGuiness is without doubt one of the fortunate ones to have been a path blazer in each the 2000’s and the 2010’s. Ahead of Miami Music Week, Tony sat down with Miami New Times to debate the altering methods we uncover music.

Our world immediately offers us with the best and most handy avenues to find and hearken to music. We have a number of streaming providers, music discovery apps, and shops to share what we’ve discovered… all proper at our finger suggestions. This wasn’t so a decade in the past, as Tony explains.

“It was the dearth of availability of music made it extra valued. You’d go to a membership and listen to a music, and also you’d have to trace it down. Then you’d spend weeks attending to realize it. An album was priceless since you spent cash on it. People’s file collections had been a show of their soul.”

Compare that to now, we are able to get music virtually instantaneously. All we have to do is Shazam a music as quickly as we hear it, and it will get mechanically downloaded into your iTunes library. Tony continued to elucidate that in immediately’s streaming age, “music has grow to be like electrical energy or water. There’s no much less effort in creation, however in consumption it simply comes out.” This additionally provides an unfair quantity of stress on producers. In order to maintain up with the fast tempo of consumption, artists must repeatedly put out music to fulfill followers’ craving and this might compromise their creativity and high quality of manufacturing.

But essentially the most profound remark from McGuinness got here when he spoke about A&B and Anjunabeats’ followers. He defined that their followers are form, loving, and share the identical love for music. And from this, it’s okay to soak up the second with each other relatively than entice your self in social media.

“Before we retreat to our social media world, it’s an exquisite shock to have interaction with individuals who like the identical issues.”

Try and assume again to a time while you didn’t have a sensible cellphone. All you wanted to do was take within the second with others round you. If you may bear in mind doing this, you then’ll absolutely perceive what Tony is saying. You’ll understand how particular it’s to share moments with others as an alternative of being alone in your cellphone.

As Miami Music Week rapidly approaches, I need to problem you all to maintain your telephones in your pockets as a lot as doable. Every get together will provide you with reminiscences and mates you’ll have for a lifetime, so ensure that to remain within the second for them. Focus on that relatively than what number of likes you get.

If you need to learn the total Miami New Times article, you are able to do so here. And in case you haven’t gotten tickets to Above & Beyond on the RC Cola Plant, Anjunadeep, or the Anjunabeats pool get together, you may snag these beneath.


Above & Beyond @ RC Cola Plant (Thursday March 28th, 2019)

Anjunadeep Open Air @ MAPS Backlot (Saturday March 30th, 2019)

Anjunabeats Pool Party @ The Delano Beach Club (Sunday March 31st, 2019)

Words by Alba Smith
Music Editor