In the continuing explosion of the EDM genre, many artists want to convey that this music is not just about loud noises and pulsing beats. That they are qualified and professional musicians who don’t just push buttons (although quality EDM is a science unto itself).

With a recent acoustic performance by Trance stars Above & Beyond at the Greek Theatre, it is showing the entire world that many EDM artists are quite talented. In a report from the Huffington Post:

Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuiness (on acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, mandolin, and ukulele), Paavo Siljamaki (handling piano, cello, and vibraphone) and Jono Grant (handling Rhodes piano, guitar and vibraphone) were joined by a 13-piece band on stage to transform their internationally renowned trance music into an acoustic set. The vocals for the evening were handled by the captivating Annie Drury, the sure Alex Vargas, and, in a rare appearance, Zoe Johnston.”

Later on in the evening Dubstep star Skrillex joined them on a stage in what was touted a very rare and live moment. The show was well received and Above and Beyond will be coming out with a film about their recent acoustic performance at London’s Porchester Hall.

There are more plans underway for EDM artists to continue with live acoustic shows. As reported by LA Music Blog, here are a list of other acoustic EDM song covers:

01. Christina Novelli – “Concrete Angel”
02. Kaskade – “4am”
03. Medina – “You And I”
04. Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – “On A Good Day”
05. Dash Berlin feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – “Better Half Of Me”
06. Haley – “I Remember”
07. Ferry Corsten ft Betsie Larkin – “Not Coming Down”
08. Zedd feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
09. Sam Smith- “Latch”
10. David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium”

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