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Above & Beyond's Paavo Siljamäki follows up the release of his debut album as P.O.S, ‘Deeper Tales’, with ‘It’s Me, a collaboration with Spencer Brown and Marieme. The culmination of a personal journey, ‘Deeper Tales’ sees Paavo reconnect with club culture, and rediscover himself, for his debut solo LP.
A celebrated musician and DJ, Paavo is one-third of the legendary British dance institution Above & Beyond, founders of London-based label Anjunabeats. Double GRAMMY-nominated, RIAA Gold Certified artists, the trio have taken iconic festival stages and legendary live venues by storm, from Glastonbury, EDC, and Creamfields, to the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden.
After spending years behind the decks on stage, Paavo reflected on his experiences as a teenage rave kid, and felt compelled to dance in the heart of the crowd at the desert raves of Burning Man and clubs in Ibiza. His 'Deeper Tales' album embodies these experiences; uplifting, emotive club records with many debuted during Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 500 and Anjunadeep Open Air L.A. celebrations last autumn.
‘It’s Me’ sees P.O.S work alongside DJ and producer Spencer Brown. Paavo and Spencer's friendship stretches back to 2014, when the budding producer caught the ear of Above & Beyond with his debut release 'Chalice' on Avicii's imprint LE7ELS. A versatile talent, Spencer's impressive portfolio includes two mixed albums on Anjunabeats plus releases on Anjunadeep, mau5trap and Sasha's Last Night On Earth. In 2022, Spencer launched his own label, diviine.
In making 'It's Me', Paavo and Spencer worked alongside Marieme Diop, an accomplished Senegalese-American singer-songwriter who has previously performed alongside Akon, Youssou N'Dour and Pape & Cheikh. Her voice might be familiar across a wide range of programming in film and television, in addition to other musical collaborations and her own original work. Her recent track 'Built For Greatness' was used to promote Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey's Netflix show, 'The Light We Carry', as well as the WNBA draft on ESPN. Black History Month on ABC also featured Marieme’s 'Freedom', and her song 'Rogue' is a frequent feature in the Apple TV+ television series, ‘Truth Be Told’.
P.O.S & Spencer Brown feat. Marieme ‘It's Me’ is out now on Anjunabeats.