Episode 54: Paavo Siljamäki

On music as medicine, listening carefully, and the relevance of surrendering.

  • Paavo’s early connection to music [2:37]
  • Things that help Paavo in uncertain times [6:39]
  • What inspired the making of the Flow State album [9:33]
  • Questions about work life balance as an artist [14:34]
  • Improvising [19:00]
  • Not knowing and surrendering [21:07]
  • What needs healing [30:08]
  • Favourite view [31:03]
  • Prayer [31:42]
  • Preview of new Flow State meditations album [34:22]

Paavo Siljamäki, one third of Above & Beyond, has been at the forefront of electronic dance music for two decades.

Co-founder of the iconic Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep record labels,
hosts of Group Therapy, a weekly radio show reaching millions of dance lovers every Friday, the trio have earned two GRAMMY™️nominations for anthems ‘Northern Soul’ feat. Richard Bedford and ‘We’re All We Need’ feat. Zoë Johnston. In 2018, the band’s fourth electronic album, Common Ground, debuted at number three on the Official Billboard Album Chart.

Described by UK music bible Q Magazine as “the world’s biggest cult band,” Above & Beyond’s list of sold-out shows includes headline performances at historic venues such as NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall London, Red Rocks Amphitheater and record-breaking turnouts for their own festival events on LA’s Huntington Beach and at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State.

Songwriters first, producers second, Above & Beyond’s unwavering commitment to their craft has fueled a career spanning four acclaimed studio albums, 14 compilation albums, two acoustic albums and an album for yoga and meditation.

Flow State Meditations – a new series of spoken word pieces by Elena Brower and three other inspiring women from around the world – will be released on the 11th of May on Above & Beyond’s record label, Anjunabeats.


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