A few days ago I stumbled upon a CD that had Above & Beyond and Armani Exchange on the same cover. I had no idea why Armani Exchange started to make compilations, so I did a little bit of research. On their website, it states that A|X music is designed to bring you the ‘sound of style that reflects the mood of the season’. Although it may initially seem like a big sell-out move by these DJs, I see it as a pretty sweet marketing deal by AX as they chose very recognizable DJs to work with. Notable ones include Robbie Rivera, Tiesto, Armin, Mr. Sam, Markus Schulz, and now Above & Beyond. The tracklists on most of these compilations actually look decent, which prompted me to download a copy of this latest CD. The flow is very chill and summery, with a good combination of newer tracks mixed with older ones. There’s nothing surprising or extraordinary about this mix, but it is put together well and stands as a solid chill-out mix. I did get the album with all the individual tracks so I joined them together, but it seems like they weren’t joined perfectly, so you have my apologies for the small hiccups between songs. A funny thing I found: there are mixes put together by some of their models, so if you are interested in hearing what Irina Shayk or Clint Mauro are listening to, I suggest you take a peek at the A|X website.

A|X Music Series vol. 15 – Utopia mixed by Above & Beyond
Disc: 1
01 Jaytech Feat. Melody Gough – Gray Horizon
02 Paul Keeley – Cloud 9 (Above & Beyond Edit)
03 Dave Horne – In Our Dreams
04 Jamie Matrix – Gold Rush
05 Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – By All Means
06 Dinka – Aircraft
07 Oliver Smith – Sunday
08 Jaytech – Milano (Ad Brown Remix)
09 Hydroform – Shine (Andrew Bennett & Rico Soarez Mix)
10 16 Bit Lolitas – Cold Energy
11 Sergey Tkachev – Alien & Butterfly
12 Velvetine – Safe [Wherever you Are] (Rank 1 Remix)
13 Mat Zo – Rush 2009
14 Above & Beyond – Far From In Love (Oliver Smith Late Night Remix)

Disc: 2
01 Nitrous Oxide Feat. Aneym – Follow You (Armani Edit)
02 Reeves – Call of Loneliness (Andy Duguid Club Mix)
03 Oliver Smith – Pacific
04 Signalrunners & Julie Thompson – These Shoulders (Club Mix)
05 Boom Jinx feat. Thomas J. Bergersen – Remember September
06 Super8 & Tab – Irufushi (Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
07 Mike Shiver – Everywhere You Are (Duderstadt Vocal Remix)
08 Andy Moor – Fake Awake (Ecomix)
09 Maor Levi – Reflect
10 Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Clear Blue Water (Mike Shiver’s Garden State Remix)
11 Mat Zo – 24 Hours (Oliver Smith Remix)
12 7 Skies – Caffeine
13 Luminary – Amsterdam (Super8 & Tab Remix)

Additionally, A|X has a segment on A|X TV titled, The Above & Beyond Experience. Check out the first episode below: