MasterClass Announces Armin van Buuren to Teach Dance Music

MasterClass, the premier online education platform, announced today that legendary DJ Armin van Buuren is teaching his first ever online class. The class is open for pre-enrollment starting today at www.masterclass.com/avb. Enrollment in the class is $90, or $180 per year for unlimited access to all new and existing MasterClasses with the All-Access Pass. Each enrollment option can also be given as a gift.

Armin van Buuren, one of the most influential figures in the global dance scene, has topped the Billboard charts, attracted tens of millions of worldwide listeners to his weekly radioshow “A State of Trance,” and landed a record-setting five No. 1 DJ awards from DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs. The Grammy-nominated artist’s work has spanned major evolutions in dance music, from spinning with vinyl in small clubs to headlining global dance festivals.

In his 20th year as an artist, van Buuren will share insights about what it takes to get established in the competitive and ever-changing business of dance music. Students will get an intimate look into the artist’s creative process as van Buuren creates a track from scratch specifically for his MasterClass. Aspiring producers will learn his pillars for becoming a world-class DJ—production, performance, and promotion. The class dives into the more technical aspects of producing, including mixing, arranging, and building dance-worthy drops.

“Nowadays, to be a successful artist and DJ, it’s not enough to just know how to spin records. If you want to stand out, you need to make your own records, write music, and make remixes and mashups for your DJ sets. I’m truly excited to share my passion for producing music and DJing in my MasterClass,” said Armin van Buuren, MasterClass instructor. “It’s the first time I get to show you my secrets and tips, and everything I’ve learned in my twenty years in this business.”

“Armin is an international icon of dance music. Despite his musical genius, he has stayed humble, hard-working, earnestly connected to his fans, and has never lost sight of the joy in his work. His passion for teaching is infectious. There really is an art and science to making people dance — it has to do with sculpting sound, mixing, and arranging songs for maximum impact — that’s Armin’s mastery, and he’s certainly one of the best to ever do it,” said David Rogier, CEO and Co-Founder of MasterClass.

MasterClass is an online education company which provides classes from world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com.

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Above & Beyond Reveals Common Ground Tracklisting

The next monumental step in Above & Beyond’s illustrious career is nearly upon us. We’re just three weeks away from the kick off of the band’s most ambitious North American tour to date.

The launch point is Los Angeles, the scene of some of A&B’s finest moments including the celebration of the 350th episode of the Trance Around The World radio show at Hollywood Palladium, first and only US “Acoustic 1” shows at the Greek Theatre and the sold out Hollywood Bowl acoustic show which was filmed and is now being readied for theatrical release in 2018. Set to be their biggest LA show ever, on December 29 at Los Angeles Convention Center,

Above & Beyond will be joined by Anjunabeats stalwarts Gabriel & Dresden, Grum and Spencer Brown for the biggest holiday celebration on the planet – get your tickets here

The tour shares the title of the band’s forthcoming album, “Common Ground”, out January 26 on Anjunabeats. Fans who pre-order the album now will immediately receive the 2017 festival anthems ‘My Own Hymn’, ‘Northern Soul’, ‘Alright Now’, ‘Tightrope.’ In addition to these four tracks, Above & Beyond is ready to reveal the tracklisting for the entire album. Additional album tracks include “The Inconsistency Principle,” “Is It Love (1001),” “Common Ground,” two tracks with Justine Suissa (“Naked” and “Cold Feet”), two tracks with Zoë Johnston (“Sahara Love” and “Always”) and two songs with Richard Bedford (“Happiness Amplified” and “Bittersweet And Blue.”)

The “Common Ground” tour is on sale now, with a second show in San Francisco just added due to exceptional demand. Also recently announced was Above & Beyond’s Miami Music Week show at The RC Cola Plant in Miami, Florida, with Seven Lions joining as special guest. This is the final stop on the tour and will be one of the most memorable events during dance music’s signature week of the year.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and get your tickets now at aboveandbeyond.nu/tour

Every ticket sold on the North American Tour (excluding Canada dates) comes with a CD copy of Common Ground.

 

Tracklisting

Above & Beyond   The Inconsistency Principle

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston    My Own Hymn

Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford    Northern Soul

Above & Beyond feat. Justine Suissa    Naked

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston    Sahara Love

Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford    Happiness Amplified

Above & Beyond    Is It Love? (1001)

Above & Beyond feat. Justine Suissa    Cold Feet

Above & Beyond feat. Marty Longstaff    Tightrope

Above & Beyond feat. Justine Suissa    Alright Now

Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford    Bittersweet And Blue

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston    Always

Above & Beyond    Common Ground

 

Above & Beyond ‘Common Ground’ Tour dates:

12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Convention Center
12/30 – Calgary, AB – Big Four
12/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
1/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
1/26 – Washington, DC – Echostage
1/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
2/1 – Toronto – Rebel

2/2 – Toronto – Rebel
2/3 – Montreal – Place Bell
2/6 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
2/8 – Syracuse, NY – Sl Hall at the Fairgrounds
2/9 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
2/15 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
2/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
2/17 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier Festival Hall
2/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

2/23 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

2/24 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
2/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide
3/2 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium SOLD OUT

3/3 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
3/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre SOLD OUT

3/8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre SOLD OUT
3/9 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center
3/13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
3/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
3/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
3/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

3/22 – Miami, FL – RC Cola Plant

Preorder Common Ground here and instantly receive album tracks

‘My Own Hymn’, ‘Northern Soul’, ‘Alright Now’, ‘Tightrope’

Buy your tickets for the “Common Ground” tour here and listen to

the Spencer Brown Remix of “Northern Soul” here

Above & Beyond

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