ABGT 145: Group Therapy Radio 145 with John Monkman Guest Mix
Friday’s just keep getting better and better. It’s that time and Above & Beyond kick off another live show for us, Group Therapy 145, or ABGT145 – getting really close to their 150th episode milestone! This week’s broadcast featured guest mixer John Monkman and included artists such as: Grum, Gareth Emery, Soundprank, Philthy Chit (careful there!), Arty, NY’s finest, Dj Lange, Max Freegrant, as well as last week’s guest mixer: Seven Lions.
The show was opened up with ABGT 150 featured line-up artist, Grum, with his track ‘Something About You.’ This track is incredible, what a way to kick off the show! The track definitely sparked joyous energy from the live listeners, as they were very extremely happy to have a repeat play of this track. I’m looking forward to seeing Grum perform at ABGT 150 next month in Sydney.
This weeks ‘Record of the Week’ was given to Jody Wisternoff & James Grant, the collaborators of Anjunadeep 07, and their remix of Downtown Party Network’s ‘Space Me Out.’ Their edit of ‘Space Me Out’ is extremely melodic and soulful and I highly anticipate the release of this compilation. The Anjunadeep 07 compilation will be available September 11th and you can pre-order your copy on the Anjunabeats website.
It’s up to the ABGT fans to vote each week on A&B’s website for the ‘Push the Button’ track and this week’s was given to BT & Ilan Bluestone featuring Stef Lang with ‘All these Wounds.’ For me, there is nothing more mesmerizing than when Ilan Bluestone is on a track and this collaboration makes me love him even more. For this week’s ‘Flashback,’ Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange featuring Kerry Leva and their track ‘In And Out Of Phase’ was selected. What a recognizable track, and hands down a work of art. The track has an amazing bass line and once you hear it you’ll instantly know what I’m talking about. Leave it to Above & Beyond to always pull out an incredible flashback to some great tunes and memories.
Above & Beyond gave over the last half hour of the show to this week’s guest mixer, John Monkman. Monkman introduced the half hour with ‘22’ from Gui Boratto. The last half hour started off well and just kept getting better as he went on. The tracks he featured all had incredible beats and mesmerizing layers of melodies. With the last part of the live show in his hands there was a lot of variety in track selection. All in all, Monkman definitely has some talent!
Also a shout out to Yotto, a definite fan favorite, who has just released his new ‘Wondering’ EP today! Congratulations and best of luck! You can get your copy of this masterpiece here.
Above & Beyond is less than a month away from the ABGT 150 show in Sydney, Australia, which will include acts from: Ilan Bluestone, Grum, and Lane 8! If you’re not going down under to see the show, there’ll be a live stream at 9pm AEST (or 7AM EST) on Saturday, September 26th. You can stream it live here.
Watch out for a new ABGT live show, next Friday at 2pm EST on Above & Beyond’s YouTube channel.
Group Therapy 145: ABGT 145 Tracklist
- Grum – Something About You
- Gareth Emery & Alastor feat. London Thor – Hands
- Years & Years – King (Arty Remix)
- Downtown Party Network ft. Egle Sirvydyte – Space Me Out (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix) [Record of the Week]
- Above & Beyond feat. Gemma Hayes – Counting Down The Days (Shur-I-Kan Remix)
- NY’s Finest – Do You Feel Me (Dosem Remix)
- Philthy Chit – Delerium
- Soundprank – Largo
- Morvan – Fly Away
- Lange – You Are Free
- Vitodito & Talamanca – Malaga
- Audien – Rooms
- Double Gum & Maarten Phoenix – Calling (Max Freegrant Remix)
- BT & Ilan Bluestone feat. Stef Lang – All These Wounds [Push the Button]
- Faithless feat. Dido – Salva Mea (Above & Beyond Remix)
- Protoculture – Southbound
- Seven Lions feat. Lights – Falling Away
- Kevin Wild & Judah – Haywire
- Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva – In And Out Of Phase [Flashback]
ABGT 145 John Monkman Guest Mix Tracklist
- Gui Boratto – 22
- CamelPhat – Constellations
- Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Omen (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
- John Monkman & Pete Tong – PHØENIX
- Terranova feat. Stereo MCs – Tell Me Why (Danny Daze Remix)
- Solomon Grey – Twilight (John Monkman Remix)