Jan. 8, 2018 – After months of support in 2017 on Paul Oakenfold’s internationally syndicated Planet Perfecto Radio, “Rituals” is finally released on Paul’s own Perfecto Black imprint.
Goa. Just the name conjures up images of hazy sun-drenched days and balmy nights filled with the sounds of evocative dance music. For years, this beautiful piece of Indian paradise on the west coast of the subcontinent has been associated with the purest forms of electronica, providing a hedonistic get away for the world’s most discerning music lovers.
For the past six years, the Sunburn Festival has proved to be the jewel in Goa’s crown. Sandy white beaches, searing heat and gently swaying palm trees have provided an intoxicating and exotic backdrop as the planet’s most celebrated artists perform for tens of thousands of festival goers from all four corners of the earth, year in, year out.
In 2012, and after much persistent lobbying, event organizers Percept agreed to give Adhiraj Singh and Kaushik Sinha of RE-Fractor Studios exclusive access to the festival’s seven major stages to create their own fan-based after-movie.
“This was actually our first ever Sunburn,” said Adhiraj. “Over the years, we had heard a lot about the vibe of the festival and it was on our bucket list to go see what Sunburn stands for, ourselves. Sunburn has opened up so many avenues for both Indian and global artistes/music, the audience, the ‘behind the scenes’ work force etc, that it’s not just a music festival any more – it’s something which is part of people’s lives.”
What followed was a true love letter to this incredible three-day happening. ‘Sunburn Goa 2012: A-Z Highlights’ captures the very essence and sense of community seeping through the Sunburn experience. Set to the goosebump inducing Rameses B track ‘Pegasus’, immerse yourself in this stunning piece of film, a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of like minds, peaceful souls and heartfelt, shuddering beats.
A festival like no other: world-class music, togetherness, tranquility, explosive energy – Sunburn captures it all and bottles it into a spectacular event that should be on the bucket list of anyone who values their time well spent.
ABOVE & BEYOND
Celebrate Milestone 450th Radio Show
Group Therapy India
Above & Beyond will celebrate their milestone 450th radio show on November 10th with Group Therapy India, teaming up with the Sunburn Festival promoters Submerge. TATW450 will take the form of a marathon 8-hour broadcast with a host of Anjunabeats’ most cutting-edge acts playing alongside Jono, Tony and Paavo, plus live participation from those listening in.
TATW450 inIndiawill take the Group Therapy experience to its global limits – with fans all over the world connecting and sharing their experiences in real time. If you’ve experienced Group Therapy in your own city, now is the time to experience it with the whole world tuning in.
Having named their legendary Anjunabeats label after a beach in Goa, Above & Beyond’s connection with India is deep and long-standing. With the country’s club scene growing rapidly, and a huge thirst for electronic music in the region, India was the perfect destination for this prestigious show. The first full Group Therapy production in India, this it the natural follow up to A&B’s memorable set at Sunburn Festival last December.
“India, its people and music have always had a special place in our hearts,” said A&B’s Paavo Siljamaki. “Not only does the dance music culture span thousands of years there, we’ve witnessed incredible growth of the electronic music there since we first started Anjunabeats. TATW450 will be broadcast in the country that was the starting point for everything we do. Let your friends know, join us online, and together in India we’ll all make this our biggest global celebration to date.”
Nikhil Chinapa from Indian promoters Submerge, said: “Ten years ago when we started a dance music collective called Submerge. We never expected to get this far, this soon. The support that Above & Beyond have extended to the scene in India has been critical in bringing about this change. TATW has thousands of fans across India and it has been a key factor in educating and entertaining fans of dance music across the country.”
Over the past 18 months, Above & Beyond have toured their Group Therapy themed show across the globe – an epic, no expense spared production with immersive visuals, live messaging from the band and support from Anjunabeats’ finest acts.
The venue and line-up up will soon be released, along with details of all the ways you can get involved in this event. To sign-up for priority access to tickets and advance information on every aspect of the show, visit www.facebook.com/