Jono Grant of Above & Beyond weighs in on the current EDM explosion in mainstream America

Never straying from its roots in pure house music, Above & Beyond has grown into one of the most sought-after acts currently touring, thanks to high quality music that evokes emotion and movement and, most important, forges a connection with the audience. The U.K.-based trio (Paavo Siljamäki, Tony McGuinness and Jono Grant) has been coming to America for a decade now, and in those ten years, they've noticed a significant change in the culture of dance music. We recently spoke with Grant, who gave us his take on the transformation and acceptance that EDM has gone through, both in America and in the U.K.

See also: - Thursday: Above & Beyond at Beta, 3/21/13 - The ten best EDM songs of 2012 - The tend worst EDM songs of 2012

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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